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Hiking Boots

Postby Duck » Sat May 14, 2016 1:42 am

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I tooks some much needed time to work on some portfolio pieces. These are from one of two of my latest sessions. I see a few things I should probably address in post but not sure it's a deal breaker. They do bother me and I'll probably address them anyhow but just wanted to get an overall consensus from the group.

I'll list what I see wrong later after others have had a chance to respond. (Might as well turn it into a game, right?) :-D
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Re: Hiking Boots

Postby St3v3M » Sat May 14, 2016 2:18 am

I can only wish mine looked as pretty, but like wrinkles I see the bumps and bruises as well worn miles across the ever growing trail.

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Re: Hiking Boots

Postby Psjunkie » Sat May 14, 2016 2:49 am

Duck wrote:Image

I tooks some much needed time to work on some portfolio pieces. These are from one of two of my latest sessions. I see a few things I should probably address in post but not sure it's a deal breaker. They do bother me and I'll probably address them anyhow but just wanted to get an overall consensus from the group.

I'll list what I see wrong later after others have had a chance to respond. (Might as well turn it into a game, right?) :-D
In image one I don't believe I should be seen a reflection of the top of the boot. Image two's reflection confuses me where circled. Hope this helps, I have absolutely no knowledge of product photos Duck.
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Postby TomCofer » Sat May 14, 2016 9:05 am

Duck, I like the fact that you have them displayed in a manner that is different.
On the other hand, for some reason seeing only one boot just doesn't seem right for some reason. Very nice work. Like the lighting a lot.
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Re: Hiking Boots

Postby Duck » Tue May 17, 2016 6:12 am

Here are the hi-res version of the shoes for you guys to check out.
UnitasPhoto_2016-05-12 New Balance_01.jpg

UnitasPhoto_2016-05-12 New Balance2_01.jpg


Psjunkie wrote:In image one I don't believe I should be seen a reflection of the top of the boot. Image two's reflection confuses me where circled. Hope this helps, I have absolutely no knowledge of product photos Duck.

Thanks for your comments, Psjunkie. The reflection seen is the actual product as shot, just toned down a bit. With the shoe on its side I was looking to show what the tread looks like. Perhaps a little burning under the main shoe to diminish the reflection some more may be needed (?)

TomCofer wrote:Duck, I like the fact that you have them displayed in a manner that is different.
On the other hand, for some reason seeing only one boot just doesn't seem right for some reason. Very nice work. Like the lighting a lot.

While the single shoe isn't a standard display I chose it specifically for that reason. I saw a similar look on another website and fell in love with the look. I wanted to give it a try myself. As for the two shoes together, in retrospect I think I should have flipped the bottom shoe so the toe sticks out rather than the heel. Oh well. Next time.

Here is a SooC shot of the above double shoe shot.
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Re: Hiking Boots

Postby TomCofer » Tue May 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Thanks for the extra shot Duck. It gives us a better idea of your set-up and how much work you did in editing.
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