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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #145 - Product Photography

 
Jason ­ C
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May 02, 2010 00:50 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #145

Product Photography


Product Photography is the topic. We see it everywhere; print adds, billboards, posters and even bus stop benches. Now it is your turn to come up with the best possible photograph with the intention of trying to "sell" your subject to the buyer, which is me. Be it a soda, a car or even furniture, the interpretation and subject matter is up to you. One caveat; NO PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR PICS...we see enough of that already. You've got your assignment, now get out there and try to sell me something with your Product Photography...and have fun doing it!

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 8:00 am Pacific time Sunday, 09 May 2010. Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.


Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:



1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please see the Image posting rules.
4. Post-Processing - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.* Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Have FUN!



One challenge every week, on the following schedule:


* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time Sunday 09 May 2010.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.



Previous Winners

Jason C


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John_B
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May 07, 2010 07:55 |  #2

Rescue-Wipes

Rescue-Wipes

IMAGE: http://johnbdigital.com/other/rescue-wipes.jpg

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Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
Lens - Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv ( Shutter Speed ) - 1 sec
Av ( Aperture Value ) - F/5.6
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 105mm
Flash - On
Flash Type - Manual Flash
Flash Power - 1/128th
White Balance - Cloudy
AF Mode - Manual
Color Space - sRGB
Camera set to Jpeg only [IMAGE'S LINK: http://johnbdigital.co​m/blog/other/rescue-wipes.htm] (external link)

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corey.b
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May 08, 2010 13:45 |  #3

NWZ-436

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Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
ISO Speed: 100

Canon EOS 20D -EF/s 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 - Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM :D
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Warl0rd
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May 09, 2010 09:46 as a reply to corey.b's post |  #4

Homemade Cookies

IMAGE: http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/200/img24702.jpg


Camera Model: Canon EOS 450D
Focal Length: 100.0mm
Focus Distance: 1.24m
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: Yes (Metz 48-AF1)

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Jason ­ C
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May 09, 2010 10:53 |  #5

Thank you all for submitting, you all have creative offerings and I like them all.

John_B "Rescue-Wipes"--Funny. My only nit-pick is the Product needs to be the dominate subject. Thanks John.

corey.b "NWZ-436"--Professional looking, even down to the added text. My only nit-pick is the product needs to have a greater depth-of-field, so the potential customer can see the product in all it's glory. Sub nit-pick; imo the subject is a bit too hot in some areas. Thanks corey.

Warl0rd "Homemade Cookies"--A taste of home! Soft and delicate presentation gives a homey feeling. Nice lines, too. My only nit-pick is that the product needs to stand-out more from the background.

Great submissions John, corey and Warl0rd!


Of the 3 products for sale in this Challenge, I am going to buy

Warl0rd's "Homemade Cookies". Just the right feel with softness and lighting, I like it a lot!

Congrats Warl0rd, and it's on you for Challenge #146!

Jason C


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corey.b
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May 09, 2010 11:26 |  #6

Congratulations Warl0rd!
I wish I had cookies myself, hungry :) Are they raisins or chocolate?

Im shocked more people didnt attend this one, it was an awesome topic :(


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airfrogusmc
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May 09, 2010 11:32 as a reply to corey.b's post |  #7

Yeah I missed it by that much. I was just getting ready to post this. CONGRATS, Great choices Jason and yes a small but mighty crowd. This would have been my humble entry. The top was straight on the final and these were all less than 3 inches high.

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corey.b
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May 09, 2010 11:39 |  #8

I love the reflections :O
What did you use as the base anyways?


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airfrogusmc
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May 09, 2010 11:45 |  #9

corey.b wrote in post #10149019external link
I love the reflections :O
What did you use as the base anyways?

Its was a roll of 4ft artic white seamless with a 20X30 piece of 1/8 inch clear plexiglas laid on top of the seamless.




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Warl0rd
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May 09, 2010 11:59 as a reply to airfrogusmc's post |  #10

Thanks for the pick JasonC, I was also expecting more participations since it was IMO a good wide subject.

Its chocolate Corey, and I can tell you they taste great :)

New challenge is up: Clouds


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John_B
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May 09, 2010 15:32 |  #11

Congrats Warl0rd :)


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monty28428
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May 09, 2010 15:34 |  #12

Congrats WarlOrd! Excellent shots everybody.

Sorry I missed this one Jason.




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Maureen ­ Souza
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May 09, 2010 17:15 |  #13

congrats, Warl0rd!! I loved all the entries.

I am not participating cuz we are off on vacation this week and won't be back until the 1st of June. I will try to watch from the wings, however :)


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