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Old 04-20-2017   #21
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I didn't get to know Brooks unfortunately, he did give me some good advice on the Amaretto shot I remember.
He wrote the bowl/peach tutorial in a well defined way, easy to read and easy to follow, just like a teacher/mentor.
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I'll be getting a Canon EOS 5D mk IV. My 7D was having difficulty reading battery info and some other problems. It was time.

I can relate to the health issues and moving. I'm in a new house too.

Brooks was a master photographer with the rare ability to gently move us amateurs along developing skill without exasperating. I visited Brooks at his studio one trip to Florida. It was a wonderful experience. I hope his wife has been able to maintain the business. She was his art director/ editor but an outstanding photographer herself.

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Not really what I would call cookware but we do use the hardware for meal preparations so it should be in the ballpark anyway. Unlike the Kansas City Royals who seems to headed for the toilet.
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I do like the colour contrast and you made a nice background of the basket.
A two light setup? Left slightly stronger than the one on the right?
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As promised here is the kitchen knife

Also straight out of the camera, a screenshot of the exported tiff.

It's been a while since I took this shot, I know for sure I didn't make a bts shot of the setup (I might just recreate it again in the next few days, but the knife has seen some abuse since the image was taken).
Though I do remember it was shot on a stainless steel surface (hence the brushed reflection) with a Elinchrom RX600 flash head and a Rotalux 90x110 cm softbox) from left top, slightly behind the camera.




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Nice one Ron, those knives are sharp, I remember when all the chefs were buying them it was a trend at one time. I like this shot we had a tutorial that was useful in showing how to control the reflections on large shiny surfaces Jim will know where that is I particularly like the black background giving impact almost like an advertising shot.
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I do like the colour contrast and you made a nice background of the basket.
A two light setup? Left slightly stronger than the one on the right?
Actually it was a 3 light setup. 2 speed lights on opposite sides through diffusers and a 5000 K fluorescent tube with a silver reflector on top of the basket for back fill. I used a slow shutter speed to collect more light from the led tube.

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Nice shot, Paul. I think those are Japanese donburi bowls (Usually used for pork cutlet over rice or chicken and egg over rice). Yappari, you got your reflections in the shot!
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Nice shot, Ron. I do think using the set up recommended by Brooks you can make this a little more interesting. The shadow on the blade is somewhat distracting to me. Looks like another Japanese product.

I'll look up the challenge/ tutorial and give the link.

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Jim With your history I figured you might key in on those bowls, there is a story behind us having them. Not a interesting story but a story anyway! My adult son who still lives with us is dating a girl who is Vietnamese. Once when she was over, they brought in carry out oriental chicken fried rice and she was looking for an appropriate style of bowl which she didn't find and settled for something else. My daughter took notice and for Christmas she got him those bowls. Good thing she had the chopsticks cuz we sure didn't have those either.


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