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I'm a amateur photographer and love taking pictures of fishing products. I was bored today so i decided to take out 2 of my most prized setups and take pictures. I'll be taking photos of lures next time. I hope they come out as good. Let me know what you think and how i can improve the composition.

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Click http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5283/5352525390_8a75799794_b.jpg for the High-Res picture.

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Great picture!  Only thing I would do differently is, clean the reel seats and handles!

Jeff

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nice capture. I would use a cleaner background. the texture from the rug/carpet is distracting to me. i would try a seamless background. It looks like you used 1 light source. Is that correct?

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nice capture. I would use a cleaner background. the texture from the rug/carpet is distracting to me. i would try a seamless background. It looks like you used 1 light source. Is that correct?

I took this on my boat. I would use my seamless background but everyone takes pictures with it. I wanted a more "in the nature" shot. I don't know if you know what that means but i just wanted something different. Yes i only used 1 speedlight with umbrella camera right and a white board as a little fill reflector behind the reels off camera.

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sweet. either way very nice shot!

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nice capture. I would use a cleaner background. the texture from the rug/carpet is distracting to me. i would try a seamless background. It looks like you used 1 light source. Is that correct?

I took this on my boat. I would use my seamless background but everyone takes pictures with it. I wanted a more "in the nature" shot. I don't know if you know what that means but i just wanted something different. Yes i only used 1 speedlight with umbrella camera right and a white board as a little fill reflector behind the reels off camera.

Yeah I actually like the carpet background.

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Great topic and great pic.  I am not a professsional photographer by any means.  I have a simple point and shoot camera.  I took a pic of my new reel to show a coworker and it got me thinking about making a still life set up with some fishing gear.  I think it would be cool to do since I enjoy taking pics and I enjoy fishing.  Please share all of your fishing gear pics.  Keep up the great work!

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Great topic and great pic. I am not a professsional photographer by any means. I have a simple point and shoot camera. I took a pic of my new reel to show a coworker and it got me thinking about making a still life set up with some fishing gear. I think it would be cool to do since I enjoy taking pics and I enjoy fishing. Please share all of your fishing gear pics. Keep up the great work!

Thanks! Here's 2 more i did a couple weeks ago.

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http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5247826556_8fe9b4e2a7_b.jpg

5247826534_02f10f82ff_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5247826534_02f10f82ff_b.jpg

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Great topic and great pic. I am not a professsional photographer by any means. I have a simple point and shoot camera. I took a pic of my new reel to show a coworker and it got me thinking about making a still life set up with some fishing gear. I think it would be cool to do since I enjoy taking pics and I enjoy fishing. Please share all of your fishing gear pics. Keep up the great work!

Thanks! Here's 2 more i did a couple weeks ago.

5247826556_8fe9b4e2a7_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5247826556_8fe9b4e2a7_b.jpg

5247826534_02f10f82ff_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5247826534_02f10f82ff_b.jpg

I really like the first one. well done. what set up are you using? camera? lens? macro?

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Great topic and great pic. I am not a professsional photographer by any means. I have a simple point and shoot camera. I took a pic of my new reel to show a coworker and it got me thinking about making a still life set up with some fishing gear. I think it would be cool to do since I enjoy taking pics and I enjoy fishing. Please share all of your fishing gear pics. Keep up the great work!

Thanks! Here's 2 more i did a couple weeks ago.

5247826556_8fe9b4e2a7_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5247826556_8fe9b4e2a7_b.jpg

5247826534_02f10f82ff_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5247826534_02f10f82ff_b.jpg

I really like the first one. well done. what set up are you using? camera? lens? macro?

This was shot in a light box that i made. 3 light setup total. Camera is a canon 550d(t2i), Lens is a canon 50mm f1.8, no macro.

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I do a lot of photography myself. Mostly wildlife and nature stuff..... and of course, trophy fish photos (usually of myself, by myself, with a tripod).

Now, I've only done a little bit of product photography, but I've certainly looked at a TON of it, and I have to say, these look absolutely great !

I might agree with a few of the constructive critiques mentioned, but then again, I sure don't think I could do any better !

BTW, I have the t1i (but I like your T2i better) and I also have the 50 1.8, aka the nifty-fifty.... or the plastic-fantastic :) Great little lens though.

Keep up the great work !

Peace,

Fish

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Light tents are quick, and easy. Anyone can get cooking with some great pictures with them. But, as you progress, you'll find they are limiting. Notice you are losing the back edges of the product to the background. that lack of definition isn't a big deal, but if the customer says they don't like it, you gotta be able to react.

These look nice. I'd say, if the reels had line on them, and a bait was attached, the grime would be acceptable. But if you're featuring the reel, its got to be the hero. Heroes don't have gunk on them.

All in all, A+ work.

If you're interested in lighting product shoots, here's a link to a post I made a couple years ago: http://photocamel.com/forum/lighting-technique/18815-anatomy-product-shoot-part-i-lots-images.html It continues to processing. I'll mention, I don't use that workflow anymore. Way too bulky. Adobe Camera Raw has pretty much caught up with all the editing shown in Part II, so I do 90% in there. Photoshop is for minor touch ups these days.

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Light tents are quick, and easy. Anyone can get cooking with some great pictures with them. But, as you progress, you'll find they are limiting. Notice you are losing the back edges of the product to the background. that lack of definition isn't a big deal, but if the customer says they don't like it, you gotta be able to react.

These look nice. I'd say, if the reels had line on them, and a bait was attached, the grime would be acceptable. But if you're featuring the reel, its got to be the hero. Heroes don't have gunk on them.

All in all, A+ work.

If you're interested in lighting product shoots, here's a link to a post I made a couple years ago: http://photocamel.com/forum/lighting-technique/18815-anatomy-product-shoot-part-i-lots-images.html. It continues to processing. I'll mention, I don't use that workflow anymore. Way too bulky. Adobe Camera Raw has pretty much caught up with all the editing shown in Part II, so I do 90% in there. Photoshop is for minor touch ups these days.

Thanks for the comment. Yes i know i wasn't really thinking about cleaning the handles and such since i just wanted to test out my new umbrella. Also because i didn't have much time to setup my light how i wanted because i did it in my garage and it was about 20 degrees in there. Next time for sure i will make sure to get everyting perfectly.

I like our post processing method. To me i don't really use photoshop alot, just lightroom for the raw files. Thanks for the advice.

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Use Revo's next time.

I'M KIDDING!!  :D ;D

Great shot!  But the colors are too similar with the background. Next time, try it on a workbench (or just a piece of plywood that looks like the top of a workbench), for variety.  Just a thought.

Another idea is to go outside and lay them down on a stone or pebble walkway/driveway.  Spray them down with a garden hose and then take your shots.

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Light tents are quick, and easy. Anyone can get cooking with some great pictures with them. But, as you progress, you'll find they are limiting. Notice you are losing the back edges of the product to the background. that lack of definition isn't a big deal, but if the customer says they don't like it, you gotta be able to react.

These look nice. I'd say, if the reels had line on them, and a bait was attached, the grime would be acceptable. But if you're featuring the reel, its got to be the hero. Heroes don't have gunk on them.

All in all, A+ work.

If you're interested in lighting product shoots, here's a link to a post I made a couple years ago: http://photocamel.com/forum/lighting-technique/18815-anatomy-product-shoot-part-i-lots-images.html. It continues to processing. I'll mention, I don't use that workflow anymore. Way too bulky. Adobe Camera Raw has pretty much caught up with all the editing shown in Part II, so I do 90% in there. Photoshop is for minor touch ups these days.

Links dead! Fix it! :)

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Use Revo's next time.

I'M KIDDING!! :D ;D

Great shot! But the colors are too similar with the background. Next time, try it on a workbench (or just a piece of plywood that looks like the top of a workbench), for variety. Just a thought.

Another idea is to go outside and lay them down on a stone or pebble walkway/driveway. Spray them down with a garden hose and then take your shots.

Thanks for the background advice. I'm going to wait til spring rolls around to take pics outside. Maybe i'll take out the steez then.

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Light tents are quick, and easy. Anyone can get cooking with some great pictures with them. But, as you progress, you'll find they are limiting. Notice you are losing the back edges of the product to the background. that lack of definition isn't a big deal, but if the customer says they don't like it, you gotta be able to react.

These look nice. I'd say, if the reels had line on them, and a bait was attached, the grime would be acceptable. But if you're featuring the reel, its got to be the hero. Heroes don't have gunk on them.

All in all, A+ work.

If you're interested in lighting product shoots, here's a link to a post I made a couple years ago: http://photocamel.com/forum/lighting-technique/18815-anatomy-product-shoot-part-i-lots-images.html. It continues to processing. I'll mention, I don't use that workflow anymore. Way too bulky. Adobe Camera Raw has pretty much caught up with all the editing shown in Part II, so I do 90% in there. Photoshop is for minor touch ups these days.

Links dead! Fix it! :)

Weird.  Try this.

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I don't do any of the post work anymore, unless its getting printed big.  otherwise, simple ACR adjustments.

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I don't do any of the post work anymore, unless its getting printed big. otherwise, simple ACR adjustments.

I don't really care about a lot of post work unless i'm really shooting products for a customer.

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looks great man. Well done.

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Nice work. I think all of them look great.

Jason

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