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 Post subject: Back lit wine glass
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Back lit with flash 430 EXII fired wirelessly at 1/8th but with a piece of paper over the lens and a diffuser on top of that against a peice of white A4 paper hanging from a tenuous back drop support made from plastic coat hangers zip tied together.

I've been experimenting this eve with a view to this months assignment. I've been trying to work out what a silhouette is and how to get some depth in an image.

I havent tried to take this sort of image before so I've had an interesting evening messing around with the flash

There is a set of 5 of these images and the others can be found on Flickr HERE. C&C would be gratefully recieved


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Absolutely fantastic. Belongs on a wall at a high-end club or restaurant. If I were to complain about only one thing is that the vignette follows the shape of the glass a little to closely, but that could be just my taste. Nice work.

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Cracking image 8) Sharp, but still has that feeling of movement. Really good lighting too.

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Great Pic :D


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nice job, movement, colour and its interesting.

It would be fun trying that including drinking all the red wine after every shot. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:24 am 
Thanks folks, +ve comments are always nice to get.

Its not really my type of photography but it was a fun and really interesting learning experience messing with the lighting etc that built into this series of shots.

Trevor - The vignette is caused by the diffused flash being close to the A4 white paper background its shining through. Initially I'd had a quite even background lighting with the flash well back from the background paper. Some how it ended up a lot closer and I noticed the effect. Initially it was centre and low but messing with it it definitely fitted best when following the shape of the glass, to my eye anyway lol

maxji- have no fear, no wine was wasted in the making of this image!


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Stunning shot Ian! Personally, I like the vignette following the shape of the glass - looks more artistic.

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Well done! Nice composition and colors!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:47 pm 
Hi Ian,
Yours is a beautiful shot. Actually inspired by your shot i tried my best.
Dint have any external lights that i could i use. Just used the in-built flash. Had to some heavy PP to get the effect i liked. Used Coke :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:15 pm 
That's cool!

It has a very summery feel to it. Interesting comparing yours with its front lighting and mine with its back lighting

What's the back ground your using? I tgink this is whats contributing to the summery beach feel

Thinking it might make quite a good series of images. Essentially the same image but trying to capture different feelings/enviroments. Mine has a bit of an 80's wine bar feel to it, bit athena for my taste. Wonder if it would be possible to capture an english pub, a french bar, a carribean beach bar, ski bar vin chaud etc etc


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:22 pm 
Haha! That will be interesting. We can tick 80's wine bar & Summery Beach off the list..

Well for the background i actually used kitchen towel...Dint have any white sheet of paper around :lol:

The summery feel might be because of the coke cola :lol: actually maybe my shorter shutter speed compared to your longer speed had some difference... but i think its mostly the coke vs wine :lol:


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Awesome pic. Wish mine turned out that well.


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Yes, the first is certainly appropriate for some swishy LDN restuarant! the second, I don't know where it belongs but I love it!


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