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Thanks John Lucas (photos)

John, I have been reading the info you sent and giving it a try to get better photos for my turnings. I know i need more work but i think its a defiant improvement. let me know what you guys think please..






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I see a marked improvement, good job. Whatever John told you is working.
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Pretty good. You need to make one side little brighter than the other. What you sort of have now is what we call the deer in the headlight look. Both sides have the same glare. Try moving the objects closer to one side and possible further back. What that does is to make one side brighter the that side will have a larger reflection of the panels. The other side then will be a little darker and the panel reflection smaller. You also won't have quite as big of a dark area in the front.
You could simply add some white material or cardboard on the front either with a hole in it for the camera of just put it below the lens. This will help eliminate some of the dark line in the front.
It looks like your exposure is just a hair dark. Some objects just need a lighter back ground so instead of shading the background let some light hit it and see if you like the difference. If you don't you can always go back.
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That is a rather striking difference.

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The darker backdrop really "warms" the base, and decreasing/diffusing the shadow really minimizes the distractions from the photo. Great work and nice photography as well.
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