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I occasionally look at their product shots and feel I can do just as good in most cases, This one the background mite be a tad dark. But how is the subject lighting and angle?
Hopefully I'll get a critique from Greg
Agree with Brent about the good angle you shot from and about the harsh shadow under the car. The lighting doesn't really pop for me either so it's a bit flat too but a good effort nonetheless. Have you seen Greg's video on High Key lighting? I think it could be a help to you and your product photography.
Also, I've moved this topic out of the "Suggestions" category and into the correct section of "Photo Techniques".
If you can get a clear piece of glass or plastic and make a sort of table with this on top, and then place the paper or fabric on top of this and shine light up through this onto the bottom of the car it can remove the shadow.
My explanation is kind of hard to follow so here is a small diagram
The red is the clear glass or plastic
The blue is the white paper or fabric
Black is supporting the glass or plastic
A is a light pointing at the glass or plastic and b is the car.
By shinning the light (A) through the glass and the paper or fabric and onto the bottom of the car, you are adding extra light to the bottom of the car and can use this to remove or reduce the shadows.
Also, I've edited your post and added a direct share of the image via Flickr. Take a look at the Help section to share directly yourself.
Thanks for sharing.
DIY light box:
You can add multiple lights to the light box to reduce the shadows even more!
AS far as the BBC code goes, select more ways to share. Then 'Grab the HTML/BBCode', tick the 'BBCode' radio button, then copy and paste the link into your post.
I look at it this way, if i can do a decent job with (extreme bottom line (equipment)), Then I should be ok if I get better stuff.
Well, theres some logic in there somewhere..lol
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