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    Brass Buddha

    I have been shooting a lot of still lifes lately. This one was illuminated from the left with an umbrella and a reflector on the right. Black background. Please provide any comments or criticism you see fit. Composition is fair game also!
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    Very nice control of the lighting there. I do think the image would have much more impact without coloured paper though. Perhaps with the head in the left third of the frame. Personal thing though and its still a striking image

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    I'm no expert, but the composition (just off centre) looks about right to me (personally). I'd like to see it placed in the left third of the frame and turned about 40-45deg toward camera right for another take on it.

    The two different coloured lights distract me a little (white on left and gold on right) but I like the gold side better. Overall luminosity seems good though.

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    Hans, Steve,
    Thanks for the feedback. The lighting thing didn't bother me until later- the reflector has a gold and silver side. Guess which one I used. My model is still waiting patiently for me on the 'set', will try a couple more shots this evening.
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    Like these better. Thanks for the help!

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    Top one very nice. You know, it does look better without the paper though!
    Nice work cneedha.

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    Re: Brass Buddha

    Hello Chris !
    I like the last one best but the lighting needs improvement, again

    I would not be able to do this work but my opinion is that the reflectors/flash is generating too much specular lights and I think it is missing some kind of reflection from behind to make a contour around the statue.

    This contour would make the statue to pop out delimitating the shape. I would also look for a more homogenous lighting.

    This is merely an opinion, of course as the lighting can be, not even, but on the contrary hard if well positioned.

    I like best the treatment you applied to the statue on the 1.st image. I like best the yellowish of the material it is made of.


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    Re: Brass Buddha

    Images such as this could also work if light from below. This would change the position of the shadows and give the face a more mysterious expression.

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    OK, think I am done with this poor guy. Thanks for all of the thoughtful input. Trying backlighting was a mess, need to work on that technique.
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    Last edited by cneedha; 8th February 2010 at 01:42 PM.

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    Re: Brass Buddha

    Cool. Good work indeed

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