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Old Mar 19, 2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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Please to give opinions :-).

Shot setup:
  • ISO 100, F11 @ 1/250, [/*]
  • Lighting: multiple strobes in softboxs, [/*]
  • several flags, [/*]
  • reflector strip on glass, [/*]
  • gray sweep. [/*]
Post processing in PS CS, unsharp mask, conversion tojpg.

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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Please to give opinions :-) .

Shot setup:
  • ISO 100, F11 @ 1/250, [/*]
  • Lighting: multiple strobes in softboxs, [/*]
  • several flags, [/*]
  • reflector strip on glass, [/*]
  • gray sweep. [/*]
Post processing in PS CS, unsharp mask, conversion to jpg.

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Lighting looks good...now put a little condensation on the glass and the can.
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 10:45 AM   #3
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Yes, good idea, now I will have to buy more beer to try again.

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 10:56 AM   #4
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Yes, good idea, now I will have to buy more beer to try again.

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LOL...I'm glad there is some encouragement to reshoot this.

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yeah, and try a white background...

and...use a longer focal length...there seems to be a bit of distortion (or just perspective and being a bit off level..or something)

lol, your reply to rodney cracked me up lol

nice solid lighting with no shadows :-D

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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LOL, recently I've been shooting everything on white, decided to try something different.

The lens was75mm on the 20D, the tilted effect is caused by perspective, shooting slightly downward onto straight lines. Normally easily correctable with swings and tilts, but I don't have a small format PC lens. SO I am stuck with it, either that or shoot straight on, which most often doesn't produce the most pleasing results.

I think there is a perspective adjustment thingy in PS CS, I may give that a try to see how it works.

But first more beer......

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Old Mar 20, 2005, 6:43 AM   #7
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You can use a slighly longer lens say 100mm to help flatten the perspective. You can also correct it in PS using the transform tool (who needs a view camera any more?). If you want to make your shot look more cold and refreshing you might like to hit it with a spray of 50/50 glycerin and water (old studio trick). You might also try to gobo off some of the light falling on the sweep to gradiate it's density thus improving the visual depth of the set. Hope this helps...TDTPeterP wrote:
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LOL, recently I've been shooting everything on white, decided to try something different.

The lens was75mm on the 20D, the tilted effect is caused by perspective, shooting slightly downward onto straight lines. Normally easily correctable with swings and tilts, but I don't have a small format PC lens. SO I am stuck with it, either that or shoot straight on, which most often doesn't produce the most pleasing results.

I think there is a perspective adjustment thingy in PS CS, I may give that a try to see how it works.

But first more beer......

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Thanks Tim, it must be that transform tool I was thinking of, will have to give it a go, also I suspect it is possible to gradate the background in PS CS as well :lol:

The glycerin / water spray, while I am aware of it, I am leery of trying it on something I plan to consume :lol:Have to do it the hard way and just use water, and shoot fast.

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yeah, and try a white background...

and...use a longer focal length...there seems to be a bit of distortion (or just perspective and being a bit off level..or something)
Hey, one tip at a time please or PeterP will be able to get it spot on after just one more can of beer and that just wouldn't do at all! Let him relax and enjoy his shoot with at least half a dozen...
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The glycerin / water spray, while I am aware of it, I am leery of trying it on something I plan to consume :lol:Have to do it the hard way and just use water, and shoot fast.

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Yeah and that too good a beer to waste.

On the other hand if you have a little crushed ice and salt you can do this:

1.Put some crushed ice into a bucket and shake some table salt on it.

2. Push an empty beer glass into the ice (let sit there you will need it later).

3. Set up your photo with another glass with beer in it, twiddle with your lightingandect. till you got it just the way you want.

4. Drink the beer!

5. Take the now really frosty glass from the bucket, fill'er up and shoot it.

6. Repeat steps 3 thru5 until you get it perfect (or you fall down).

LOL TDT
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