PHOTO: Burger. LIGHTING

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David_Ahn
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11PM
 


Here  is the file rejected for the following 


reason: 


We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:

-Flat/dull colors
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance




It is resubmitable and I would would greatly appreciate any suggestion or comment. I hope I can pass the inspection in the second upload.


Thanks in advance.


Dave




 

(Edited on 2013-01-25 08:00:40 by kelvinjay)
kbwills
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:32PM

direct overhead lighting has left too deep shadows (and too hard edges on plate as well)'.    too dark overall, in my opinion


 regards


 
David_Ahn
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:22PM
Thank you kbwills for the comments. I used the hot shoe flash bounced from the ceiling. That might be the reason. Best
kbwills
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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:03AM
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/Often just bouncing will be enough - for this shot, you probably needed a nearby reflector - you could possibly use a couple of white napkins if it was in a restaurant...  (or use a white menu/your hand to intercept part of the flash to supply a bit of fill-in for the shadows]


But - you asked for suggestions for a re-submit...


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Above is my suggestion for improvement, showing the changes I made to your original.


It involved LEVELS dialogue  - I tweaked the grey point to left slightly and also the white point (with a bit of masking of highlights) - I also used the Brightness/contrast dialogue (brightness +4, contrast -2).


Regards& Good Luck


ETA - text in [square brackets] above

(Edited on 2013-01-25 06:06:33 by kbwills)
David_Ahn
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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:02PM
Thank you very much kbwills for your time and suggestions.  The picture you modified looks much better than the original.  


I would like to thnak you again for the kind suggestions.


Sincerely,


Dave

(Edited on 2013-01-28 03:12:41 by David_Ahn)
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