Pictures Compared to Videos/Actual Products

Sera Sera
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Do you ever wonder why the pictures have that shiny attractiveness to them, and then you receive the product in the mail, and it doesn't look as good as it did in the picture? How do they do that?
08/24/2010
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Sera
Do you ever wonder why the pictures have that shiny attractiveness to them, and then you receive the product in the mail, and it doesn't look as good as it did in the picture? How do they do that?
Well, that can happen with any product. If you photograph a bowl under fluorescent lights in a lightbox, it's going to look very different from how it looks in your kitchen with an incandescent.

I've never had one that came back looking less attractive, but I've had things that were totally different colours when I got them than the photos showed.

But my point is that yes, if you put the toy in the right conditions it will look however it does in the picture, and I've never gotten a toy that was *radically* different.
08/24/2010
Kayla Kayla
When you set up a small photography studio (including proper lighting and whatnot), it tends to place the product in a positive light. Same as it would do with humans.
08/24/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
well.. i don't know about sex toys, but I know with other things many times it doesn't look the same because its not. For example, pictures of food is often times of a wax mock-up. Also, photo-editing means things can be adjusted to appear better then they are.
08/24/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Lighting plays a big roll, when I painted cars we would take the paint color book out side to show the customer. Most of the time a color they picked inside would not look the same outside. Different lights give off a different spectrum of light.
08/24/2010
Ilya Ilya
DeliciousSurprise, Mistress Kay and Dwtim are right about the light.

Sybarite1, I only take pics of actual products and do not edit anything out. We do make sure the background is plain white on every picture and colors are accurate.
08/24/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
As others have said, lighting. Also, quality of media presented. A webcam image from someone's bedroom isn't going to have the same quality as a professionally shot photo-cube.
08/24/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Also, everyone's computer colours are calibrated differently. Your computer monitor's/screen's colour should also be recalibrated on a regular basis, especially if you are finicky about colours. (I do this every month because I do photography and I want to make sure what I'm seeing is what most other people are, too.)

Plus, camera quality matters. Flash matters. Lighting, as said before, matters.
Here's an example:

this is EF's photo of the Hottie.
this is the Hottie in direct sunlight.
this is the Hottie in a mix of ambient and fluorescent light.
this is the Hottie in direct fluorescent light


All of my photos were taken within 5 minutes of each other, with the same camera. You can tell that it's the same product, but the colours vary a little. That's with a cell phone camera, imagine the difference between a cell phone picture and a quality photo with a real camera with proper lighting.

I don't think this is a coup to ~*trick*~ people out of the colour they want, but it's the natural variation of photo/monitor/viewing colour.
08/24/2010
kcordie kcordie
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Originally posted by Annemarie
As others have said, lighting. Also, quality of media presented. A webcam image from someone's bedroom isn't going to have the same quality as a professionally shot photo-cube.
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08/27/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Sera
Do you ever wonder why the pictures have that shiny attractiveness to them, and then you receive the product in the mail, and it doesn't look as good as it did in the picture? How do they do that?
Charlotte, do you even own this? Do you know for a fact this product looks better in the pictures than in real life? Do you really have ANY that do?

I've reviewed over 300 adult products in my years as a reviewer and I have never, ever had a product that looked "better" in the picture. Different? Sometimes. Colors show up different under photography lighting than they do in my kitchen. Seams may be more exaggerated in a photo or my not show up in one.

But, really? This thread is ridiculous, especially as it points to a particular product that you've not reviewed and which actually looks FAR, FAR more detailed in real life than in the pictures.
08/27/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Also, everyone's computer colours are calibrated differently. Your computer monitor's/screen's colour should also be recalibrated on a regular basis, especially if you are finicky about colours. (I do this every month because I do ... More
Pics are forbidden on those sites. They were taken down
08/27/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Charlotte, do you even own this? Do you know for a fact this product looks better in the pictures than in real life? Do you really have ANY that do?

I've reviewed over 300 adult products in my years as a reviewer and I have never, ever ... More
Charolette, I too have reviewed hundreds of products. On occasion things look better in the pictures, but it is never something I feel cheated out of. It is because of the lightening and the differences are never huge. Color is the biggest difference and it is more a light and dark thing than shade.

I hope we have answered your questions about how they do this. I understand you were just using this product's shiny-ness as an example. Maybe you could ask someone who owns it.
08/27/2010
evanovca evanovca
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
Do you ever wonder why the pictures have that shiny attractiveness to them, and then you receive the product in the mail, and it doesn't look as good as it did in the picture? How do they do that?
it's all about good lighting and a good photographer.
10/14/2010
Xavier7 Xavier7
Gosh. Yeah, those are all good points. I was wondering that myself.
12/13/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Pics are forbidden on those sites. They were taken down
Huh, only two were taken down. I'll see if I can find them and upload them elsewhere. Sorry I didn't see this sooner
12/13/2010
0letitgrow 0letitgrow
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera
Do you ever wonder why the pictures have that shiny attractiveness to them, and then you receive the product in the mail, and it doesn't look as good as it did in the picture? How do they do that?
Hahaha! Witches!
01/19/2011
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