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    Burton Compass

    Hi
    This is my first attempt at photographing a shiny object using a flash.

    burton-3b.jpg

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    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 1st March 2010 at 12:17 PM.

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    Re: Burton Compass

    Certainly is a nice compass: and the reflection is nice but I think I would use a darker background. A very nice image. cheers

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    Re: Burton Compass

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    ...but I think I would use a darker background.
    What you could do is photograph an open map and dim the image by adding a white or dark layer and changing the opacity. Then superimpose the compass shot, minus the blue background, onto the map. Nice image.

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    Re: Burton Compass

    Quote Originally Posted by Walshy View Post
    Hi
    This is my first attempt at photographing a shiny object using a flash.

    burton-3b.jpg

    C+C welcome
    Walshy
    Well, I think you did a very fine job of it! Agree with Rob, the background could be a little darker, but the blue goes well with the brass. Oh, and bigger would be nice... the image is pretty small.

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    Re: Burton Compass

    Hi Walshy,

    Very good first attempt, ther's so much that could have gone wrong that you have avoided.

    My only suggestion would be; in PP, to tone down the reflection of the compass internals (as seen in the lid) because due to the combination of lighting and camera angles, the reflected image is brighter than the direct one, which looks a bit odd (even if only subconsciously).

    I do also like Rob's idea too and his method would be better than just photographing the compass placed on a map because of DoF issues and distracting fine detail on the map.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 1st March 2010 at 12:31 PM.

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