what do you think? (picture)
Posted 10 June 2011 - 08:43 PM
if you spent some time in photoshop getting rid of the background, it would be a very solid picture.
the wrinkles in the back ground are really distracting.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:13 PM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:53 AM
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:21 AM
Well, usually when taking stock photos of things that have a definitive "front", you photograph it from the front to keep the image interesting and engaging. Markers, vehicles, etc. Taking a photo of the marker with the tank extending outward and the front/barrel disappearing back into the vanishing point gives the wrong feeling to the viewer. Rather than the first thought being "oh shit, a paintball gun that's legit", it could be (as it was with me) "Eh... kinda odd that the first thing I see is a big ol' white lump thing..... oh, there's a marker behind it"
The lighting on the marker itself is fine, but I would get rid of the lighting on the background. The background and the marker are basically the same color, and if they're also illuminated the same it makes it more difficult to distinguish the two. Keep dark backgrounds dark.
Now this is nothing technical, but personally I would have extended the background fabric thingy to drape over the surface and then set the marker on it. It makes the main subject pop more over a single continuous background rather than be cut in half by the transition between the fabric to the surface. Also, this is just me but if I were to photograph something on a reflective surface, I'm intending to photograph the reflection just as much as the subject. Having it cut off by the bottom of the frame leads my eyes from the marker (where you want them to be), following the reflection down to where it suddenly ends and suddenly I'm not looking at the picture anymore.
Overall, good job. Jim and Bob give it an 8.7
Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:57 PM
As for the background, I actually like it my self, the lines add to the picture.
^^^ my thoughts
Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:53 PM
The flare distracts me like nothing else, but give me 3 days and I'll liken up to it all nice-like
Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:38 AM