ViewFinder Photography Forum

General discussion - our photography living room. Talk about aesthetics, philosophy, share your photos - get inspired by your peers! Moderated by another view and walterick.
ViewFinder Forum Guidelines >>
Introduce Yourself! >>
PhotographREVIEW.com Gatherings and Photo Field Trips >>
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 33 of 33
  1. #26
    Learning more with every "click" mjs1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mineral Point, WI, USA
    Posts
    7,562

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Thanks for posting this. Jewelry is the hardest thing in the world to shoot.

    Can I ask you what kind of class this is? Thanks!

    Hey Jeta,

    The class I'm taking is called Elements of Photography and Getting the Most from Your Camera. It a pretty basic class that only meets 1 day/week (2 hours) for 3 weeks. It's being offerd at the local university as part of their continuing education program. The instructor is a local pro, and it's the first time he has taught a class like this. I took it more as a refresher, and a way to get to know more local photogs, but I have learned a few things as well.

    The instructor asked people what types of things they wanted to learn about, and a couple people mentioned shooting jewelry. That was the reason behind the jewelry demonstration.
    Mike

    My website
    Twitter
    Blog


    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
    Aldo Leopold

  2. #27
    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    Thanks for the info Michael. I really need to take a class, but the ones I've seen are too basic. There's hope and I plan to keep on looking.

    Thanks again!
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

  3. #28
    Learning more with every "click" mjs1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mineral Point, WI, USA
    Posts
    7,562

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    the ones I've seen are too basic.

    That is how I felt about this class, and it really is too basic for me, but I have still managed to learn something new every class.
    Mike

    My website
    Twitter
    Blog


    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
    Aldo Leopold

  4. #29
    Nature/Wildlife Forum Co-Moderator Loupey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    7,856

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    OT - your thread had me thinking for the past few days and since I had a few minutes last night, I thought to give it a try to see if I could learn from the experience.

    I used one umbrella and one strobe and played around with different angles. I found that having just the right amount of background separation made a huge difference. Too much separation and it seems a little lifeless. Not enough separation and the background details compete for the eye. In addition, the angle of the metal surfaces is crucial in how you want the reflections and highlights rendered.

    The first image is with the umbrella as a diffuser. The second with the umbrella as a reflector. The background in both are the seats of leather sofas. You could have a lot of fun using different backgrounds - polished aluminum, ground steel, polished granite, a mirror...

    Have fun with it!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails A Thread with an Edge-knife-1.jpg   A Thread with an Edge-knife-2.jpg  
    Please do not edit or repost my images.

    See my website HERE.


    What's a Loupe for anyway?

  5. #30
    Carpe Diem I_Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Western Illinois
    Posts
    667

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    Those are great detail shots Loupey. Combine those with some shots of the entire knife and you got something that's works for me. Love the detail!!
    Troy

    www.troybates.com
    When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. -Leonardo da Vinci

  6. #31
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    These look great! I agree - a combination of different angles would be awesome.

    Liz

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    OT - your thread had me thinking for the past few days and since I had a few minutes last night, I thought to give it a try to see if I could learn from the experience.

    I used one umbrella and one strobe and played around with different angles. I found that having just the right amount of background separation made a huge difference. Too much separation and it seems a little lifeless. Not enough separation and the background details compete for the eye. In addition, the angle of the metal surfaces is crucial in how you want the reflections and highlights rendered.

    The first image is with the umbrella as a diffuser. The second with the umbrella as a reflector. The background in both are the seats of leather sofas. You could have a lot of fun using different backgrounds - polished aluminum, ground steel, polished granite, a mirror...

    Have fun with it!

  7. #32
    Senior Member Jimmy B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Seattle,Wa. USA
    Posts
    1,437

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    OT, Those knives are beautiful!
    Jimmy

  8. #33
    Ex-Modster Old Timer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    KY, USA
    Posts
    16,849

    Re: A Thread with an Edge

    Thanks for taking the time to explore this project with me Loupey. You make some good points. I hope to continue experimenting with this type image over the next few months.
    Don't forget about the Gallery. Are your photos there??


    Nikon Samurai #13

    "A photographer is known by what he shows not by what he throws. The best photographers have the biggest trash cans." Quote from Nikon School sometime in the early 1970's.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •