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May 10, 2009 18:23 |  #1

Hey Guys,

Was trying to take a "portrait" of my bike.
Trying to animate it, so that it has some character on its own, hence the super shadows and over exposed other sections.

What do you guys think?
Perhaps I should take it at night, to avoid they Hyper-Vignette I've applied to get the desired effect.

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May 10, 2009 21:40 |  #2

I'm not entirely clear as to the effect you're going for here. The background is busy and distracts from the bike, regardless of anything else.


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May 10, 2009 22:56 |  #3

The BG is distracting only because you used some sorta of single flash to just isolate the middle of the bike, and our eye goes to the other brightest spot of the photo which is the BG.

To do this properly you really need 3-4 sources of light. Now all of that can be one with one flash (or sun) and a bunch of reflectors, but it will take some doing.


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May 10, 2009 23:19 |  #4

Slightly too too heavy on the PP vignette. Lighten it up so and repost because it does have potential.


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May 11, 2009 00:28 |  #5

Hey guys,
Thanks for the comments.
Lighting wise, I have some bits of kit on the way from eBay, but may still be a while so only 1 on camera flash atm :)

The effect I was going for is something I saw in (not that I'm a fan) a Lady Gaga video, where there is video footage, but its very dark, and a spot light kinda paces through a room, and gives you an idea of the surrounding, but the flashlight strikes on various objects, like some guy wearing a rabbit head mascot, or some other silly concept... Kinda makes a regular boring room/field seem a little more mysterious due to context.

I'll repost original shortly.
Thanks again.

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May 11, 2009 01:41 |  #6

Maybe shot from a lower angle to make it look more powerful and really fill the frame.


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May 12, 2009 08:13 |  #7

Hey guys, here is the shot pp -vignette.
Thanks again for the comments.

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