I am an engineer. My freshman year in college, we were required to take a course called “English for Engineers”. I know that sounds like an oxymoron (see how I worked in a big word there), because technical people tend not to be able to express complex ideas in simple, easy to understand words.The same could be said for just about every profession or hobby. We live in a world with our own vernacular – which makes perfect sense to us, but may sound like Klingon to an outsider.When... continue reading
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The Internet has changed the way we live our lives. From how we access information to how we interact with friends and family, our online connectivity affects every aspect of our day-to-day existence.And nowhere is this more noticeable than in how we buy and sell goods. Imagine if you can the world of photography before digital cameras, online marketplaces like dreamstime.com, and websites or social media for promoting your service and products. We would be hard pressed to survive without all that... continue reading
This is a true story about my unexpected involvement in advertising baby nutrition and I would like to share the experience with the community. Real names of the product manufacturer and the glossy magazine are left out not to damage their reputation.So, to start I’m a doctor pediatrician living in Kyiv, Ukraine. One day a relative of my sister-in-law, a nice girl, who worked in Ukraine as a distribution manager for a European company producing baby nutrition asked me to meet up with... continue reading
As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy.Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was facing some shortcomings of smartphones to do product photography. So, yesterday I grabbed my equipment and turned one of our bedrooms into a small photo studio. I have done something similar before so the first steps were easy.-... continue reading
Hello, I would like to present you my new work in studio on the natural products. I've been doing some cooking, and decided to put it on a set and shoot it at home :) Can you please tell me your feedback on these pictures. I would like to know if it is going in the right direction or if I need to change things... or just to stop, ahahah. Thank you in advance for your interest.I start with my first idea of shooting a glass of Whisky. I decided to set it in the middle of a forest, that i created... continue reading
I recently purchased a 'Breakthrough Technology'X3 ND 10-stop filter and tested it on Monday as we had stormy weather with, clouds, rain and strong winds.I used a wired remote with a 2 second delay and a sturdy tripod with stones in a bag hung from the hook on the center column. Using a small aperture and slow ISO I timed it at 60 seconds for the best exposure balance.The end result was excellent color rendition, no color shift, ghosting or streaking. The movement of the foliage,... continue reading
Dear all,Few silly questions here.I like to try product photography lately. What I heard is all light sources have to be same temperature/color.1)So I would like to know is there any impact of lighting (if they are in different temp/color) in final image if I shoot in RAW mode and adjust the white balance in photo-shop light-room?2)On the lamp, color temperature is mentioned as 5500K but how do I know it is really 5500K? Is there any way to check this?3) Anyway to shoot so that background... continue reading
I recently picked up a light tent for small product photography andwanted to share my initial tests.The one I purchased was theDynaphos DPL-005L 24x24 LightCube.It packs really small and comes with 4 different backdrops (Black, White, Red and Blue).Please note that you cannot use these backdrops once you unpack it.The backdrops have so many creases in them which makes them impossible to use as-is.I had to use my steamer to iron out the very stubborn folds.This isthe only... continue reading
Well not long time ago I joined dreamstime, and I was happy as I can be when my first photo was accepted. Since then i have 4 accepted,and i know it is not much. I studied the site and I tried to see what are the most popular photos and which type has a big volume of sales.I soon realized that art has not much to do here and that you must redirect your attention to business, commercial sector, and do product photography.Easy to say hard to do, since it's quite impossible to guess... continue reading
Hi,I loved this blog writing thing...one of my recent blogs is in the Google’s first page and it made me feel really proud. So I think I will keep writing :)Whatever...Altough I’m not a professor or expert on studio lighting, I want to write about “shadow-less object / product photography”. You know we generally put our objects on a white seamless paper or anything like that and whenever we click the shutter, there is a shadow on the ground. Then we struggle to delete that shadow... continue reading
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