Weekly Assignment #95: Show Your Mug!

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited January 7, 2011 in Assignments
No, we're not talking county shots. We're talking actual coffee (or tea, or whatever your poison is) mugs.
Mug (or mugs) should be the primary subject of your picture. It also should say something about its owner (you?), by context, or content, or whatever.
Strive for technical excellency is always appreciated, we don't need no cheap snapshots, even with mugshots:-)
Let's shoot some mugs!
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  • globaltravellerglobaltraveller Just starting to Grin Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 23, 2008
    My first entry here:
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Posts: 4,559Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 23, 2008
    My first entry here:
    Very Nice! I had something very similar in mind. My username will give you a clue why.

    Guess I will come up with something different just to keep this interesting.

    -Alex-
    "I'm not yelling. I'm Cuban. That's how we talk."

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 23, 2008
    My first entry here:
    Welcome to Dgrin and to the Class! clap.gif Nice entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • globaltravellerglobaltraveller Just starting to Grin Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 24, 2008
    Very Nice! I had something very similar in mind. My username will give you a clue why.

    Guess I will come up with something different just to keep this interesting.

    -Alex-

    Thanks Alex. The humidor is stocked. mwink.gif
  • spb13spb13 Major grins Posts: 133Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 24, 2008
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 24, 2008
    spb13 wrote:
    pencil mug
    Nice try Sean,thumb.gif but let me point it out once again:
    "We're talking actual coffee (or tea, or whatever your poison is) mugs." deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • AAABluestockingAAABluestocking 40D Posts: 116Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 25, 2008
    Jesus in Toast / Man in the Moon etal
    So I'm sitting at IKEA having the €1 breakfast with DS and looky what I saw on the side of his cocoa;


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    This is my first entry. Be gentle...

    (Edited to to add 'Before & After' Photoshopping...)


    where's that blushing smiley?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 25, 2008
    So I'm sitting at IKEA having the €1 breakfast with DS and looky what I saw on the side of his cocoa;
    This is my first entry. Be gentle...
    Forgive me for questioning, but.. is it a composite image? If so, can we have a more original capture? In this class any major PS work is only allowed when explicitely mentioned...deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 25, 2008
    My first entry here:

    Very nice entry indeed.
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  • spb13spb13 Major grins Posts: 133Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 25, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice try Sean,thumb.gif but let me point it out once again:
    "We're talking actual coffee (or tea, or whatever your poison is) mugs." deal.gif

    My poison is coke. :D
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 26, 2008
    Simple Pleasures In Life.

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 26, 2008
    douglas wrote:
    Simple Pleasures In Life.
    King of the Kitchen is back! clap.gif
    Nice entry, Douglas! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • Slinky0390Slinky0390 Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 28, 2008
    spb13 wrote:
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    Nice mini pocket architects scale thumb.gif
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  • stuffjunkiestuffjunkie should be out shooting Posts: 156Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 29, 2008
    I took this one, after removing the contents (using a tripod!).

    Dregs...
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 29, 2008
    I took this one, after removing the contents (using a tripod!).
    Dregs...
    Why would you need a tripod to remove the content? mwink.gif
    And... come on... could you possibly pick a more boring angle? mwink.gif
    I *know* you can do better with this! deal.gif thumb.gif
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2010
    Didn't quite turn out like I intended.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 29, 2010
    dlscott56 wrote: »
    Didn't quite turn out like I intended.
    Dave,
    1) What's with all the NOISE? eek7.gif
    2) Too much negative space on top. rolleyes1.gif
    3) And please read the lead post: we need to see the content, and it must tell us about *you*

    I say: get more light, change the vantage point, lower your ISO and leave square format to Antonio mwink.gif - landscape will do just fine deal.gif
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 30, 2010
    Nikolai wrote: »
    Dave,
    1) What's with all the NOISE? eek7.gif
    2) Too much negative space on top. rolleyes1.gif
    3) And please read the lead post: we need to see the content, and it must tell us about *you*

    I say: get more light, change the vantage point, lower your ISO and leave square format to Antonio mwink.gif - landscape will do just fine deal.gif
    Got another idea and will give it a try later today I hope. ISO 200 but see now that I'm way to the left on the histogram.

    Thanks.
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 30, 2010
    Just trying again.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 30, 2010
    dlscott56 wrote: »
    Just trying again.

    Dave, you're now good content- and theme-wise.thumb.gif
    Now, how about a "strive for technical excellency"? mwink.gif
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2010
    Nikolai wrote: »
    Dave, you're now good content- and theme-wise.thumb.gif
    Now, how about a "strive for technical excellency"? mwink.gif

    This any better? Overhead light from kitchen and CTO gelled gridded strobe camera left side for fill on the mug.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2010
    dlscott56 wrote: »
    This any better?
    Much! thumb.gifclap
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,640Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2011
    After a long absence, another post...

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    Hope the color looks OK. (Haven't calibrated a new Dell monitor yet, and this looks great on the mac in sRGB and over saturated on the Dell.)

    Thanks!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 7, 2011
    sapphire73 wrote: »
    After a long absence, another post...


    Hope the color looks OK. (Haven't calibrated a new Dell monitor yet, and this looks great on the mac in sRGB and over saturated on the Dell.)

    Thanks!
    Welcome back and thank you for the entry!
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