My baby shoes

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    Those are the shoes of my one year old son.
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    1. Fil Hunter 67 months ago | reply

      I don't generally make esthetic comments on this forum except on competition winners and near-winners. I've shot a lot of advertising pictures of shoes, though, and this one is so universally accepted it's almost technical instead of esthetic.

      Any time you show the side of a shoe or a pair of shoes, the outside needs to be most visible. (That is, the right side of a right shoe, the left side of a left shoe.) This shows more of what the shoe designer intended. Obviously, this makes less difference with baby shoes, where the inside side and the outside side are nearly identical.

      If you're shooting as an artist or as a well-established shoe photographer, you can certainly break this rule. But developing commercial photographers getting their first shoe account need to know it.

      It's sort of like always photographing a watch or a clock set at either 8:20 or 10:10, depending on what country you're in and what the custom is there.

    2. udijw 67 months ago | reply

      Fil Hunter Thanks Fil. I can see what you are talking about, and will remember that pointer for the next shoot.
      Another thing I noted only after a while is the black line at the front of the picture. It was caused by a "curl" in the Bristol I used.
      Will have to take a similar shot soon to make up.

    3. Chaval Brasil 67 months ago | reply

      Only now I notice you're the one who post on DIYPhotography.net, because of this photo I saw on a recent post :)

      I always read your RSS, it's a great blog!

      Thanks for visiting and commeting on my stream.

      --
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    4. udijw 67 months ago | reply

      Chaval Brasil Thanks Chaval. I dig your your high speed photography.

    5. davic 57 months ago | reply

      great strobist !

    6. E.V. Studio [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The shoe-maker, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. maxually 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Empty Footware, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. >Wallace< 43 months ago | reply

      hi sir, this is really great. Thanks for the idea you have given me. Really nice photo. =)

    9. dark_goku_vn 1337 37 months ago | reply

      "It's sort of like always photographing a watch or a clock set at either 8:20 or 10:10, depending on what country you're in and what the custom is there."

      WOW, I never knew about this. Thank you for the tips, Fil

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