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
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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
Like many of us, sometimes we dont have that much cash to burn to make good photos.I was trying to take pictures of strawberries (and a few other things) over white background and from my research, it seems I have to have a few things, namely, a light tent and multiple strobes.I dont want to spend more money than I have to, since I was saving up to buy a wide angle lens at that time so after thinking about it for a while I went to Ikea and bought a white laundry basket, and 3 table lamps which... continue reading
Some of the most asked questions on the message boards are about lighting. Where do I get it? What do I get? Is there anything cheaper? Whats the best?I thought I would take some time to share my lighting setup with you.Here it is...Custom Light BoxI know it doesn't look very pretty but the images I have made with it are! I put this one together in about an hour or two using a cardboard box, pieces of white fabric, large white sheet of paper, masking tape, three lamps, three natural... continue reading
Maybe I am not qualified to be writing about product photography since I have only given it a whirl for two weeks but then again; maybe my lack of experience will also help other newbiesI do not like to think of myself as lazy; I prefer to call myself a conservationist.I conserve my personal energy.If I can take a short-cut and get the same result; good.If I can bypass an important step and still achieve quality; then I have conserved energy.Maybe I can use the conserved energy to do more... continue reading
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