Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1]   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: Life on a table  (Read 484 times)
Roberto Frieri
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 269



WWW
« on: April 27, 2013, 02:14:38 PM »
ReplyReply

Hi to you all.
Since the last time I posted, I've started a new, little, still-life project.
Here are some shots for your review, others on my website:
- colors http://www.robertofrieri.net/lifeonatablecolo.html
- black and white http://www.robertofrieri.net/lifeonatablebw.html
Logged

Roberto Frieri
www.robertofrieri.net
WalterEG
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155


« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 02:56:47 PM »
ReplyReply

Still life provides a great exercise for the mind.  Well done.
Logged
RSL
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6240



WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 03:14:58 PM »
ReplyReply

Very nice Roberto. I don't know whether or not the slight flare on the box in #1 is intentional, but I like it just the way it is.
Logged

WalterEG
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155


« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 03:25:09 PM »
ReplyReply

I agree about the sheen on the box which brings up the relief in the moulding of the box.

Reminds me of the story of a Hollywood MasterClass in lighting techniques held by the great DOP who had done a lot of cinema noir drama.  He showed lighting a mahogany lined den.  He explained that it was low key but that the talent could move from pool to pool of light either lit or silhouetted.

A student queried the flare on the front of a bookcase.  The Master explained that it was a sheen and not a flare.  The student asked the difference between a flare and a sheen to which came the reply:  "$1,000.00 per day!"

Cheers,

Walter
Logged
Roberto Frieri
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 269



WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 01:40:45 PM »
ReplyReply

Still life provides a great exercise for the mind. Well done.
Thank you Walter.

Very nice Roberto. I don't know whether or not the slight flare on the box in #1 is intentional, but I like it just the way it is.
Thank you Russ.
No, the slight flare, or sheen, on the box hasn't been intentional, it has been a consequence of the lighting.
I've used window light (from left) and a reflector (on the right side).
« Last Edit: April 28, 2013, 01:43:21 PM by Roberto Frieri » Logged

Roberto Frieri
www.robertofrieri.net
nemo295
Guest
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 10:42:04 AM »
ReplyReply

The lighting is too flat. In #3 the glasses merge into the light background. The look in all of them is too dry and clinical for my taste.
Logged
Roberto Frieri
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 269



WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 02:43:57 PM »
ReplyReply

The lighting is too flat. In #3 the glasses merge into the light background. The look in all of them is too dry and clinical for my taste.
Hi and thank you Doug, I'm grateful for your interesting and motivated opinion.
I've just to say that I'm not doing commercial still-life: this is (only) a personal project, that means a personal interpretation of a subject matter (a table, a tablecloth, some objects).
Logged

Roberto Frieri
www.robertofrieri.net
nemo295
Guest
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 03:03:41 PM »
ReplyReply

Hi and thank you Doug, I'm grateful for your interesting and motivated opinion.
I've just to say that I'm not doing commercial still-life: this is (only) a personal project, that means a personal interpretation of a subject matter (a table, a tablecloth, some objects).


You're welcome, Roberto. I try to be constructive in my critiques, but I can be a little blunt at times. But what I said had nothing to do with it being commercial. I'm only interested in the image itself, not the reason it was taken. Most of the images posted here are personal projects anyway. Lighting and composition are important considerations in any photograph.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 03:05:52 PM by Doug Frost » Logged
Pages: [1]   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad