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Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Duck » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:28 am

Coca-Cola has been running some ads on social media done by various photographers but all having some form of vintage film look. I bothered a friend of mine to indulge me for my take on the ads. Thoughts, comments, and anything else you want to throw at this is welcomed.
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby PietFrancke » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:03 am

classic nice work. I think this looks really cool - I haven't seen any of the adds, but I feel this one would be as effective as any of them. Looks like an interesting way to make things pop.

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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 am

Way above my pay grade Duck...I think you achieved vintage quite well...the grain is well done along with most everything else...I've no real critique, just an opinion......a personal issue but I find being able to see the lighting gear distracting in an image..so I would suggest removing the umbrella. I think Coke should purchase rights to you image...well done.
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby davechinn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:20 pm

Duck wrote:Coca-Cola has been running some ads on social media done by various photographers but all having some form of vintage film look. I bothered a friend of mine to indulge me for my take on the ads. Thoughts, comments, and anything else you want to throw at this is welcomed.
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I love the softness of your friend and not to mention the Coke being, oh so sharp, really keeps the viewer focused in on both subjects. I do believe you have met your goal.
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:29 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Way above my pay grade Duck...I think you achieved vintage quite well...the grain is well done along with most everything else...I've no real critique, just an opinion......a personal issue but I find being able to see the lighting gear distracting in an image..so I would suggest removing the umbrella. I think Coke should purchase rights to you image...well done.

All processing was done in Lightroom and I was too lazy to bring it into Photoshop to rework the umbrella, but you are right, it has to go.

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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:30 pm

davechinn wrote:I love the softness of your friend and not to mention the Coke being, oh so sharp, really keeps the viewer focused in on both subjects. I do believe you have met your goal.
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Thanks Dave. I had fun making this one.
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Ceropegia » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:36 pm

The lower lip piercing kinda kills the vintage aspect. I really like the book and the writing implement, though.
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby St3v3M » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 am

Psjunkie wrote:Way above my pay grade Duck...I think you achieved vintage quite well...the grain is well done along with most everything else...I've no real critique, just an opinion......a personal issue but I find being able to see the lighting gear distracting in an image..so I would suggest removing the umbrella. I think Coke should purchase rights to you image...well done.

I was thinking the same and can already see the commercial! S-
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Re: Going for a Coca-Cola look

Postby Duck » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:57 am

The whole thing with Coke, I believe, is they're marketing to the 'instagram' crowd. So their current line of images have that hipster retro and 'filter' look. It's modern and trendy, not necessarily classic or vintage.

Considering this was a cobbled together photo shoot I'm happy with the results myself.

Thanks for the comments.
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