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Old Mar 15, 2008, 6:45 PM   #1
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My friend owns a performance shop and asked me to take a couple pictures of some parts for them... I agreed since it would give me a chance to try out some of my new equipment and give me some thing to do on a Saturday... ( I am so tired of WINTER! LOL!)

Ok... so Mustang parts aren't all that "creative"... but just had to share... my 1st attempt at a "product" shoot...

First a set of lower control arms:



Second, a couple of the new SSBC "Big Bite" rotors...




Here's my crappy camera phone pic showing the setup:

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A 420EX and a 430EX flash fired into LastoLite EZYBOX softboxes

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Old Mar 16, 2008, 3:34 AM   #2
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Seems like the first shot was washed a bit too much with the side lighting. The top metal parts look almost glassy in appearance, but just a little. The second shot looksgreat though. You have a great setup too!
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Old Mar 16, 2008, 7:18 AM   #3
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Mr_Saginaw wrote:
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Ok... so Mustang parts aren't all that "creative"... but just had to share... my 1st attempt at a "product" shoot...
Its not what you are shooting as much as the fun of shooting it. As in spite of others who feel its all in the shot, my take is thats only half of it. Photoshop always helps with a shot. Here is my take on your first shot after Davids remarks. Although true your pic is still fixable. Nice job Mr.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback!

Just for reference... here's the picture they were using:




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Old Mar 16, 2008, 8:52 AM   #5
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Mr_Saginaw wrote:
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Ok... so Mustang parts aren't all that "creative"... but just had to share... my 1st attempt at a "product" shoot...
I used to work in an industrial studio, and though the subject mater is not always exciting I found it to be one of the most challenging areas of photography.
A little hint for next time. I thin coat of Krylon crystal clear or even hair spray will tone down the reflectivness of polished metals.


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Ok... so Mustang parts aren't all that "creative"... but just had to share... my 1st attempt at a "product" shoot...
I used to work in an industrial studio, and though the subject mater is not always exciting I found it to be one of the most challenging areas of photography.
A little hint for next time. I thin coat of Krylon crystal clear or even hair spray will tone down the reflectivness of polished metals.

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely keep that in mind!!!


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