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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:29 am 
Hi,
I sell sneakers so I need to take photos of sneakers, I purchased a canon EOS 400D a few months back , now I'm just trying to come to grips with the settings & come up with better results, the lighting isn't great in for photos in the store, I've played around with the settings with mixed results, any tips ???

You can see some of the pics at our site www.gripfootwear.com (most have some post processing

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:13 am 
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I actually think that's a great photo - how would you like to improve on it, or what sort of effect are you after?


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:36 pm 
I agree with gordan. I also had a look on your site and i think you are doing fine. Maybe better lighting would help a little but, im really not the person to comment on that. :roll: So keep up the good work :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:50 am 
Cool website! Makes me want to get some new shoes! My Vans are really beat! I think the shoe photos look great, and the white balance looks to be spot on. You might consider giving the photos some vigneting to focus the eye on the shoe, but that is really minor because the shoe takes all the shot anyway, they really look good.
I had no idea Ascisc made shoes of that color 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:19 am 
Hi plainview,

like the others here, I too think the photos on your site are quite good.

There are certainly other ways to take photos of footwear with angles, different lighting an a different background. But I really find that these images suit the website very well and that they flatter the footwear as well.

Cheers :-)


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I agree that the pictures are fine. However puting the shoes in a different enviroment might help. What I mean is take a picture of trainers on a basketball court or a grassy field. This might make the photos a little less sterile.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:49 am 
Thanks for the feedback, I guess I'm really trying to fine tune the colours a bit the light in the store it very soft & I guess yellow, I've tried bringing in a whiter light but it just seemed to make things a bit worse.

I don't think I'd like to change the way I shoot them unless I re-took all our shots, it's kinda our style now.

I guess I'll keep playing around


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:48 am 
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If it's just a colour balance thing, that's easily adjusted digitally.

I'd suggest shooting in RAW, then you can change the white balance to your heart's content on your computer later...


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:41 am 
Man, i cannot see the site i get the message "server temporarily unavailable"

Bummer :)


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