attempt at product photography :O

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    well, i had to try this out, the hubby does a lot of product photography and i figured, what the hell ... i'd give it a shot .... i like the controlled environment and lighting challenges that u have to manipulate ...

    anywho, the hubby brought this bottle of vodka home, a gift from one of his cleints ... i thought the bottle looked interesting and wanted to see it on our blue back drop ....

    well, im not claiming to be a professional ... but u get the idea :lol: ..


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    Well, it looks mighty good to me! Both the picture and the vodka. :)

    -Brett :)
     
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    Amazing dew! That is right up there with the pros. Something I could see in a magazine.
     
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    Is the table blue too? And is that a muslin backdrop?
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    that is gorgeous
    makes me want vodkaaaa mmmmmmmmmmmm :greenpbl:
     
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    That kicks ass Dew. Great shot. Just a single light on the bottom facing up towards the backdrop?
     
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    thanks for the feedback :eek: ... i was a little nervous about this one :roll: ... the hubby thinks its good, but he's also my hubby, so he'd better say that :lol:

    nah, but seriously .... i watched my hubby (from afar) do a product shot the other day for a hair care product (a start-up company) ... and it seemed so intense ... i was very curious about it ... it was like a "mad scientist" going into his lab ... its just u, the camera, and the product, so u have lots of time to experiment with different lighting and angles ...

    so i went to the dollar store and bought a few items that i wanted to photograph ... i did some "white" background stuff too (really basic) ... but i would like to experiment more with "alternative" product shots ... like funky shoe companies, etc ... i have a few ideas brewing for a shoe session ... but i need a few more items (gotta go on a treasure hunt :lol:)

    i used this blue Savage seamless paper roll that we got from b&h photo (about $30), i used a chair stool, cut a piece of the roll off (about 3 ft) and stapled it to the stool for a base (stapled the ends of the paper together so the paper would stay put), thats the blue paper u see there under the bottle (same paper also used for backdrop hanging from the ceiling in our make-shift studio) ....

    i used a softbox in front ... a flash from the back (bottom) ... i used a slave flash bulb with a blue colored cap (the kind of bulb u use with the umbrella) ... just the bulb, with a "regular" office table lamp (my hubby had this set up this way, dont ask me why :lol:) ... i laid the lamp down on the floor facing the backdrop (i tried using the lamp straight upwards, but it didnt give the same effect .. too much direct light) ... shot it in RAW mode and had my aperture at about f8-f11 ...

    jeese, that was long :lol:
     
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    and the vodka was YUMMY! :drunk:
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great shot, Dew. You did good work!!!
     
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    Still good contrast with the blue on blue, but a little hot at the base. Crop some on both sides. Very nice.
     
  11. Dew

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    i didnt crop it because, with product photography (watching the hubby) ... they want the "raw" data .... and they compose it the way they want ... most likely they would add text or other things in the photo ... so i left it wide as an example of the possibilities for the make-believe client ... they can compose it to the left or right :D
     
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    Well done Dew!
    Looks very professional to me, partners in crime with hubby huh?
     

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