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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

John Thacker Blacksmith

I am ethically required to post my failures as a photographer so that I can assess my enthusiasm for the medium and correct my mistakes on future photo shoots that I volunteer.

Johnny is not only a dear neighbor but a most helpful friend when I screw up something on my tractor.

My major error was to not evaluate the ambient lighting that existed in his dinning room/living room at the time (9:30 am). The black backdrop that I brought with me was not dense enough to prevent back lighting the set. Click on the image to enlarge.

In addition, I should have used a back drop that provided contrast to the table so that a selection of the table could have been easily made. I could have then placed a good selection of the table onto any background that I desired.

1 comment:

LesAbuso said...

It's not as bad as you think. The color and texture of the floor is really quite nice. Why don't you try changing the vertical parts of the backdrop with a copy of the floor. The problem with the vertical part is the texture of the fabric shows because of the light shining through it. The warp and woof are just inherently uninteresting and add a structure that is out of place. The floor, on the other hand, has a nice impressionistic painted quality about it.