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#1 Tyler Clark

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:31 PM

Did some test shots for an upcoming food shoot. 

 

I didn't have access to vegetables that we'd be shooting so I set up a set around some K-cups we had around the office and tried to coordinate the colors to match. 

 

Test Stills can be seen below.

 

https://drive.google...eDhpQmdUaGp6aDg

 

What would make the lighting, placement and color schemes better? 


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 07:41 PM

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#3 Tyler Clark

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 12:22 PM

Images can be seen at link below. 

 

https://drive.google...aDg&usp=sharing

 

This link will work sorry about that. 


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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:03 PM

The first set-up looks best to me.


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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:57 PM

Nothing terribly wrong. Maybe a bit of backlight to punch things up a bit.


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#6 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:35 AM

I'd suggest keeping a deep-enough depth of field to capture the whole of the logo in focus. Also, the pink/white of the capsules provide the dominant colour scheme, I'd try to pick mugs/visual elements that compliment those colours - the yellow/multi-coloured mug is a bit distracting colour wise.

 

Also the grey/brown of the tabletop surface isn't particularly pretty, I'd go with a nice wood or granite countertop, or something clean and bright at least.

 

The arrangement of the various elements also comes across as a little haphazard in most of the shots (8683 being best). You want the arrangement to naturally draw your eye towards the hero product.


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#7 JD Hartman

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:59 AM

What are evidently sugar cubes could be easily mistaken for cheese.  No shimmer of the crystals, work on the lighting a bit.


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