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Old 06-05-2009   #11
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I agree that the reflected one is the best IMO, but If i may make a suggestion... Due to the properties of the glass, you get a "dual reflection". Being a novice, I'm not sure of the best surface to use, but I think I've heard of a mylar type material being used.

Kudos on the stacking... looks good
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Yeah, the dual reflection is certainly there. I will probably pick up some thin plastic sheet and make a frame for it for shots like this.

The way these images are typically used, the dual reflection isn't really an issue.
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Very cool shots. The lighting is great on these, great work!
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Tile works great as a reflective surface.
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Old 07-26-2009   #15
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While I will second what others have said, it really is a good series and shows a good working knowledge of lighting and image capture. High praises for the shooting, and don't take the following personally.

Being a working commercial photographer, I have to ask, why insource this kind of work?

I can understand the cost factor, essentially, they get your work for a paycheck they already pay you for?

Should the graphic artist be concerned that he'll be replaced with somebody that "kinda sorta" knows Illustrator, Corel or Publisher?

What if they decide to outsource the M.E. portion of their work to somebody cheaper?

In my mind, there's a fine line between efficient utilization of existing resources and rubbing two pennies together to make a dime. While this is becoming common practice these days, at some point, probably already past, shouldn't we be asking what the implications of insourcing photography are?

Doesn't John Q. Photo deserve to make a living too? I honestly believe that such short sighted thinking is what is killing any and every local economy, and darn few companies look at the systemic effect taking the work inhouse creates. That $400 or $500 paid out will ripple through the local economy and multiply, from the local gas station to the grocery store, creating jobs and cashflow that is sorely needed today.

Personally, while we can all point to Wall St. for our current financial mess, the mirror looks both ways. The socio-ecomonic ramifications of not paying skilled professionals, many of whom make it their life's work, can be quite chilling, if one is willing to look beyond their balance sheet.

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FWIW, our folks say that my photography far exceeds what they would get from paid pros - and they've paid me for some of it. I asked to do the work - they didn't ask me.

If my company can find better engineering talent for less money, I'd expect them to go there. That's business, and I am not entitled to anything beyond my paycheck for a day's work, nor to I deserve any special treatment. I need to earn my keep.
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I take it that means you're making those nice images on a work for hire basis?
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Great shots! I'm doing the same thing for my company, product shots for web, CD and print catalogs. I'm a technical writer and take close up shots of our CO2 inflators being assembled for inclusion in the instructions on building the products. It was a natural progression from there for them to have me do product photography and save the cost of a "professional". It's hard work, but seeing the products displayed is great satisfaction.
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Excellent work.
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I work for Closure Systems International - a closure manufacture (that's bottle caps for most folks), and I've started doing the product photography they used to send out to professionals. Here are a few samples from my latest shoot for a press release on a new product. My official job is as a mechanical engineer - I do machine design.
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Subject on glass - white foam core background. Blue gel for blue background. Took a shot with no caps on the glass - used that and a mask layer to lose the reflections on the first shot. DIY soft box camera left. CD Jewel Case covered with foil tape as a reflector camera right. Strobes fired with CTR-301 ebay triggers.
Great job dear
ur all shot very nice


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