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By cattyal  
I thought I'd have a bash at photographing a bit of white china tonight - not too bad but not enough light going across to the left hand side. Sadly as I had a visitor I couldn't try again but I'll upload this anyway and am open to any suggestions of where I'm going wrong Smile

Tags: White Still life General China Biscuits

Voters: franken, martinjp, marktc and 25 more


martinjp 11 2 3 England
14 Nov 2011 10:10PM
Jammy dodgers, mmm

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marktc 9 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:12PM
Super set of images and thanks for showing the setup.
WilliamRoar 12 188 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:21PM
(1) Beautiful photo, however could be improved by rotating the image 1 clockwise and taking a bite from the partially visible third biscuit Smile.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
14 Nov 2011 10:23PM
I'll see if I can do a straighter image tomorrow! However I've eaten all the dodgers now so shall have to find something else to put on the plate!
Lydia 8 4 Greece
14 Nov 2011 10:28PM
Well I wouldn't know where to start with proper lighting but may I suggest chucking out the junk dodgy looking biscuits and I think there's a black biscuit with a white centre (not sure what they're called) but the black and the white might challenge you a bit more technically and maybe even a bit aesthetically pleasing (to me anyway) Smile
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
14 Nov 2011 10:34PM
I think I'm not doing too badly with the lighting but maybe will bring the light round towards me a bit further tomorrow and see if that throws just a bit over to the left hand side.

I think the biscuits you mean are Oreo? something like that. I've never tried them so it's a good excuse to buy a packet Smile
hollkj 15 215 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:53PM
Biscuits without tea - just not done Smile
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2011 10:54PM
Jammy dodgers - heaven Smile
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 7:48AM
I really like the way the crockery has turned out
And a big smile with V3
sherring 12 46 13 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 9:27AM
Very nice, simple and well lit image.
Agree about the plate not being straight, first thing I noticed. ( Must have OCD or somthing. Grin )
Nice to show your setup too.

10 10 10 England
15 Nov 2011 11:40AM
Good bit of advertising for the biccies. In V1 like how the eye is drawn straight away to the very sharp image of the biscuits.
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
15 Nov 2011 12:39PM
You have shown great skill in the low key background, highlighting the cookies. Very inviting...
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
15 Nov 2011 2:22PM
Thanks again everyone - just back from the supermarket and I now have a pack of Oreo cookies to try - which I may well regret! I had hoped to pick up a nylon shower curtain to make a larger diffuser but sadly no joy there (I chopped my other one up). Oh, and I'll put some tea in the cup as well - watch this space........ Smile
POD 10 22 England
15 Nov 2011 4:51PM
Ooooh! Jammie Dodgers my favourite, have you tried the lemon ones Mmmmmm!!
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 82 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2011 5:01PM
I can't see anything wrong with this shot ??????

But as a suggestion.....try positioning the light overhead ?.....but nearer the camera rather than directly above....if that makes sense ??????

I like the WilliamRoar's suggestion of taking a bite out of one of the biccies ! adds a touch of 'mystery ???

I'll be watching 'this space' !!!!!!!!
costas Plus
12 2 2 Greece
11 Dec 2011 8:48PM
V2 for me perfect exposure good advert for nails as well as biscuits.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
11 Dec 2011 10:14PM
Thanks Smile I do try to keep my nails in decent shape - too busy to bother painting them but at least they're fairly well maintained Smile As it happens I'm munching on Oreo cookies now - I must move them away from the table!

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