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here is another shot  with the 70-200 and the 1.4X


untitled shoot-8479.jpg by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: I have a question about wedding photography
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:01:21 AM »
Ordinarily they don't do this however it seems a tactful way of saying they don't like their photos and to be honest, they're hideously over edited. Nothing wrong with the shots, positioning etc, just the editing.

Maybe it's a style that people like but if I handed the couple those photos I'd expect to be sued.

I'd offer to give them the RAW files. Highly unusual but so is your work.

a little harsh but i agree with you the photos seem over edited, but I am also guessing that the couple saw his work before they hired him.... so they must have liked his style.

Also it does seem a like a pain to edit all the photos with the couple, i think that would make me uncomfortable as well.

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here is my attempt at an advertising product shot... constructive criticism is welcomed but keep in mind that I'm just starting out with studio photography, this is my second attempt at a product shot


Heineken Beer 2 by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr


The ice is a bit cheesy. . . Instead, try crushing some ice into a thick powder consistency and dip the bottle in it. . . get some on your hands and press it against the bottle. . . then create a drip and puddle scene at the base of the bottle (don't do this in warm room ;) ). And for pete's sake take off that little bit of ice on the bottle cap.

This is just for starters. . . ;)


I am going to re do the shot today, do you like the red color background or should i try other colors? i was thinking of trying the amber gel

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here is my attempt at an advertising product shot... constructive criticism is welcomed but keep in mind that I'm just starting out with studio photography, this is my second attempt at a product shot


Heineken Beer 2 by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr




You asked for it - so,  here's my take  . . .

1.  why is the bottle still capped?  And what is that 3 little beads at the very top?

2.  The ice at the bottom of the bottle?  What is that?  I'm at a loss of how to describe the over-all effect.  Put it on a bucket!  If you have those ice all-around then shoot the product inside the cooler at least.

Here's what I would suggest: 
Open the bottle, tilt it a bit like it's leaning on the glass, take a tight shoot of the upper 1/3 of the product. 
Close down your aperture to get the bubbles and the neck-logo in focus.
Tone-down your lighting so it does not wash-out the logo. 
Take a shot of the mouth of the glass and you'll have a winning presentation.

 ;)


Thanks so much for your input, i have to re do the shot for an assignment so i will definitely keep that in mind. I ll make sure to post it as well to see what you guys think

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Love the lighting, colors, etc...One minor critique, the bottle isn't precisely vertical.  My eye caught that immediately. I dragged it to the edge of my monitor to verify it.   
Love the shots I see from the 100L.

You are right, thank you! also thanks for the trick of dragging the pic to the edge of the monitor to check if its straight, i didn't know that one

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Not as good as the above images, breaking in my new 100mm f/2.8 L, recycling my St. Peters Organic Ale bottle. 5Dmark3 as well.

Its an amazing lens, you will love it. In my opinion is the sharpest lens i have and the colors come out great

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here is another shot with the same combo


Vodka Tonic by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr

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I'd like to get better with my macro.  What settings were used to shoot these?  Did you use a tripod?

you can check all the setting on my flickr page if you look through the metadata. but mostly I was around F11 underexposing the background by 2 or 3 stops and lighting the butterfly with a speed light on ETTL on an underexposed setting (it varied from picture to picture). all the shots were hand held

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5D MK III Sample Images / 5D mark iii & 100L - Heineken product shot
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:36:47 PM »
here is my attempt at an advertising product shot... constructive criticism is welcomed but keep in mind that I'm just starting out with studio photography, this is my second attempt at a product shot


Heineken Beer 2 by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr

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Very nice, but what's that banding I see on the top shot?  On the left.

That is actually a fence that was in the background, it not the camera ;)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D Mark III with 100mm macro 2.8L
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:50:54 AM »
If it wouldn't be giving away any trade secrets, where are your strobes positioned?  +/- 90 degrees?  Are they pointed at the subject or bouncing off the background?  Any snoots/grids on the strobes?  Man, I'm nosy! ;)

I have a colorful background and I have two strobes on each side pointed directly towards it. so technically all the light is bouncing from the background

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Great shot!  The camera club I'm in had a workshop that included doing a similar shot only with strawberries splashing into a clear glass bowl.  The strobes were automatically fired by a flash trigger available from http://www.hiviz.com.


That is awesome! really good shot. I just started doing this kind of photography as well, I liked how you used a couple strawberries instead of just one and the splash is great

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D Mark III with 100mm macro 2.8L
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:55:22 AM »
I definately wanna get into this type of photography. Must take alot of practice to nail this type of shot. Awesome shot,

Is not that hard, you just gotta give it a couple tries until you get a good shot. Here is another shot i took that same day


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D mark ii with 100mm L Macro
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:18:22 PM »
That looks nice. Are the bubbles from entering the water or does the orange expel those?

I didn't use water for this one. I used club soda, thats where all the bubbles are from

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