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Old Oct 31, 2009, 5:32 PM   #1
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Default Two to choose....

Or, two for the price of one

I tried a different approach with these two offers.
The first, I went with a simple white dahlia, full stem, in a vase, with some dropped petals.



With this one I tilted the flower toward me, letting the petals receive some of the effect of my lighting, yet taking it out of DOF, so to not compete with the flower itself, yet lend a little more color.




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Old Oct 31, 2009, 6:25 PM   #2
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The first image doesn't work for me. With a vase And a flower, I believe you should have given it more room - In other words a landscape orientation.

The second image is really good. Am unususal angle with a DOF that makes the green part of the picture (doesn't have to be in focus to work) - Well done!

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 6:31 PM   #3
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When shooting whitish colored flowers its so easy to blow out the details. Who wants to look at a solid white blob?
Your second flower has a cobweb or long hair running through it which is very distracting. Again I think you have a problem with the background. Its not a natural color and is just intrusive to the picture. If you insist on having the green leaves, and out of focus like that I think you should put some shadow on them so the green doesnt stick out so much.
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Ha Bynx, I didn't even see that spider web. I know you like this type of composition....



But I'm trying to expand bro
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Ha Bynx, I didn't even see that spider web. I know you like this type of composition....

But I'm trying to expand bro
Well, being in advertising all my life, product photography comes as second nature. When shooting for a product, in this case a flower, you want to show it in the best light possible. Anything else in the picture which detracts from that image is just not acceptable. So its not what I like, its just what looks better. Do you have any comments regarding what Ive done to your pics, particularly the one with the green leaves?
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Well, being in advertising all my life, product photography comes as second nature. When shooting for a product, in this case a flower, you want to show it in the best light possible. Anything else in the picture which detracts from that image is just not acceptable. So its not what I like, its just what looks better. Do you have any comments regarding what Ive done to your pics, particularly the one with the green leaves?
I understand AND really appreciate AND look forward to your input, honest.....but, I believe product compositions have more rigid criteria to follow than a free-flowing expression of ones artistic presentation. Yet, I'll bet those who have made their mark in the commercial market have had their own unique style, that set them apart, from school learned adhering first, as trump.
Yes, I like how you toned the green down, but you know I tend to like darker lighting better, as you get more depth and texture.

How about this darkie?

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I like the lighting on the last shot the best,

but the brown tipped leaf is not so great
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