View Full Version : What do you guys think...

03-02-2009, 09:44 PM
Does this work? I had a hard time managing reflections on the can itself...


Full rez: http://photos.imageevent.com/24peter/uploads/postuploads2/IMG_8411.jpg

Or am I better off with this shot?



03-02-2009, 09:53 PM
I think the first one is much more interesting. However, the edges of the can seem like they have a glow which makes it seem soft. Could be an illusion.

03-03-2009, 09:01 AM
i like the first one photographically. i'd imagine most graphic designers would prefer the 2nd though.

03-03-2009, 09:13 AM
i like the first one photographically. i'd imagine most graphic designers would prefer the 2nd though.

I also agree with the edges part, but i think thats an illusion.

I would go with the first, without the marbles and shoot it veritcal instead of horizontal to grab more of the reflection, because then the designer would decide how much of it or none of it they'd want.

They could always decide to crop most of the can and leave just the reflection for a hazier feel.

Why do i get a weird feeling that its oh so slightly tilted ?

03-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Thanks guys. The issue for me is the highlights along either side of the can. I'm losing detail in the labeling which I want to avoid. I think grey cards (instead of white) would take down the verticle highlights.
Csae - is it the can - or reflection below it - that seems tilted?

03-03-2009, 04:55 PM
I dont know if its just me because its really a minuscule thing, but the right side of the can in the image looks slightly lower then the left side. Reflection seems to match that.

We're talking about maybe 1 to 3 degrees though so it could be me, i just thought i'd put it there if anyone else noticed it.

Is there a way for you to post a picture of the setup with the angle of the lights? Using a Circ. Pol. might also help with reflections a bit. If you could move those reflections more towards the edges you'd get much sharper and better detailed picture of the can.

03-03-2009, 09:36 PM
I agree with Csae...totally without the marbles...
Have you tried shooting without the white cards on the side with diffused flash (bounced off the wall behind the camera) while using the polariser to get rid of the reflections???