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    Chess, Anyone?

    The white knight takes the spotlight in a shot of my antique, carved chess set depicting (I was told) the fall of the Incas to the Conquistadors, dating to the late 1800's.


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    Re: Chess, Anyone?

    I like the texture, composition and depth of field. If you improved the lighting to eliminate the distracting, harsh shadow you could portray your very nice chess set with the quality that such an antique deserves. Solutions could include placing a diffuser between the light and the subject and bouncing the light from several angles to soften the shadows.

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    Re: Chess, Anyone?

    Hi Theresa,

    That is quite a nice set. I like your image of it, the composition and the short depth of field. To pick up on what Mike said you could soften your light and either add another light to the right of camera at lower intensity to fill out the shadows or a strategically placed reflector to the right hand side. If you lift the light higher it would shorten the knight's shadow as well, but be careful as you could lose that interesting texture.
    Graham

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