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Breakfast delivery?

By salopian
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.


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Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:31AM
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.


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paulbroad 10 123 1245 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:49PM
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.

salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 9:42AM
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


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