*** This Week Through YOUR m4/3 2013.04.29 ***

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hen3ry
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Re: Shoes
In reply to deuler, Apr 30, 2013

deuler wrote:

My partner doesn't usually ask for photography help, but this weekend she needed to take some pictures of shoes. 'Espardrilles' as they are called here in Catalunya. We decided to take a 'lifestyle' image which shows a young couple wearing them and then a detail shot of the shoes themselves. The images were taken using an OMD with the 25mm pana/leica with a variable ND on so i could control the depth of field better. We also employed a speedlight tucked up in a portable softbox with a grid added for more precision. I was happy with what we were able to achieve on very grey/rainy day although if i could reshoot, i'd have used a smaller aperture as the DOF wasn't large enough for the 'lifestyle' picture, the shoes weren't in focus properly -but the image is for mood as opposed to product (cough cough).

Ho, ho, ho ,ho! But let's not cough to loudly in sight of the client! 

Nice bit of self-criticism there. I found the little bit of blue toenail in the second pic distracting given that the focus should be on the product. I also wondered about the naturalistic look of the leg and foot. I would have thought about smoothing them out a bit.

Do you have Topaz Adjust plug-in? I use it with PhotoLine (it is Photoshop compatible). I would be tempted to try one of the glamor modes on the foot and shoe.

Just for fun you understand! 

Cheers, geoff

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