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    Love is a game of cards

    Hi, going forward on my photography venture I stopped and clicked another shot. Can you please review it and let me know what exactly is missing for it to reach position Perfect?

    Just wanted to click a vision of a gambler

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    Love is a game of cards

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    Camera : Sony A57
    Focal length : 90mm
    Aperture : F3.5
    Shutter : 1.3 seconds
    ISO : 100

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I think it is a good concept and technically well done. The green suggesting a felt table would better with just a tone gradient and a soft level edge. A very out of focus players hands and cards across the table would add to the setting. An idea well worth the gamble of trying to develop further.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    I think it is a good concept and technically well done. The green suggesting a felt table would better with just a tone gradient and a soft level edge. A very out of focus players hands and cards across the table would add to the setting. An idea well worth the gamble of trying to develop further.
    Thank you for the review, I will keep your suggestions in my mind for my next shoot.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I like L.Paul's advice...with green felt tables being a rarity these days, you might try using a billiard table.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I quite like this and it is well done. You could add to it but I think that it stands in its own right.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I agree that a green felt table would be better. I would eliminate the hand on the right and scatter some gambling chips in the background.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I'd change the angle of view if this is supposed to be from the gambler's perspective. This looks like the camera angle used on the televised poker shows.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    What game is your subject playing? Poker? If so, the most popular variant has two hole cards. The next most popular has four. Three would be a rarity.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    I'd suggest that if you have an editing programme with layers the suggestions above could be incorporated in this the basis of the 'perfect shot' You just need to make sure you match the angles for it to work.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by chauncey View Post
    I like L.Paul's advice...with green felt tables being a rarity these days, you might try using a billiard table.
    Thanks for your review. I will surely include it in my next shoot. Actually here i used my Razor mouse pad for the shot which have a slight bit of green design and angled my camera to get the green in the background.

    This is the mouse pad i used

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    Last edited by fotugraphy; 16th August 2013 at 02:04 AM.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    I quite like this and it is well done. You could add to it but I think that it stands in its own right.
    Thanks for your kind review

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    I agree that a green felt table would be better. I would eliminate the hand on the right and scatter some gambling chips in the background.
    Thanks for your valuable input. I will try to get some chip from the market and will surely add them in the scene.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I'd change the angle of view if this is supposed to be from the gambler's perspective. This looks like the camera angle used on the televised poker shows.
    Thank you very much about your review for the angles. Actually my friend have a habit of looking at the cards in this way only. I just clicked his own vision and hands. It was clicked quickly in a tube light(house light) when we were playing the game. I will surely work on the angle in my next shoot.
    Last edited by fotugraphy; 16th August 2013 at 02:05 AM.

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Didace View Post
    What game is your subject playing? Poker? If so, the most popular variant has two hole cards. The next most popular has four. Three would be a rarity.
    It is an Indian Gambling Game known as "3 patti" or "Flush". In this we dont need chips. It can be played directly using money or without money. thanks

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by jcuknz View Post
    I'd suggest that if you have an editing programme with layers the suggestions above could be incorporated in this the basis of the 'perfect shot' You just need to make sure you match the angles for it to work.
    Thanks for your kind suggestion. Yes, It can be done in photoshop but I will try to do it in real and then post process in photoshop

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Nice photo and concept, Raj!

    Picked up the texture on the cards nicely!

    I would suggest that even more love would be a Royal Flush in Spades!

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    Re: Love is a game of cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Canon View Post
    Nice photo and concept, Raj!

    Picked up the texture on the cards nicely!

    I would suggest that even more love would be a Royal Flush in Spades!
    thanks for your kind review It is a nice idea to include all the royal flush in spades. Will try it for my next shoot.

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