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I posted a shot of this van some time ago together with an old car. This time I chose the van alone and worked on the background (window frame and cill ) to simulate semi abstract windows and doors, which I thought would go with an obvious toy, rather than a too realistic scene. Be interested in your thoughts.

Geoff

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Aug 2012 - 4:13 PM
Focal Length:28.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/140sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Breakfast delivery?
Username:salopian salopian
Uploaded:21 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM
Tags:Breakfast, General, Van
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41227 forum posts United Kingdom202 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 12:31 AM

You could do with a large white reflector in front to bounce light back into this side of the model. Move it back and forth and you will see the effect, but as is, the van isn't lit well enough.
In ps, you also need to de focus the 'doors and windows' and maybe make them a duller colour like the background. Just so they look more in keeping with their position in the picture.
Also, maybe consider using matte paper or card, as the shiny surface is a bit off-putting, as are the marks on it.

Not sure exactly what you're trying to do though, make it look semi-real, or obviously a toy, but the lighting needs to be better.

Nick

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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom874 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

Interesting and a good try. The depth of field is minimal and I think you could do with a bit more. Then a little more light on the model but not spilling onto the background.

Paul

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salopian
salopian e2 Member 3salopian vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 9:42 AM

Thanks for the comments - a white reflector would have made a big difference and I can see now that I should have used a smaller aperture to increase the depth of field

Geoff

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