Newbie shooting a shoe catalog! Help!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by monkeee, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. monkeee

    monkeee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hi everyone,

    I am new to photography and i have an XTI with EFS 28-135, EFS 17-85 and the 50mm f/1.8

    What lens should be appropriate for this job? I am trying to shoot to bring out the details, textures and the true color of the materials.

    Could this be done with this lens? And if not what lens do you suggest? Do i need any additional lighting? Should i take the pictures with Flash? And what settings would be ideal for shooting indoors?

    Thank you in advance,

    Monkeee
     
  2. DRoberts

    DRoberts TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The nifty fifty should work just fine, as long as you have the lighting taken care of.
     
  3. PatrickHMS

    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If this is for a really to be published Catalog, why not hire a Pro(?), or are you a "new to photography" already doing professional work?
     
  4. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,252
    Likes Received:
    418
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I believe it is all about lightning. Take a look at this

    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

    See if it helps.

    I would try the 50mm 1st with a tripod. (a remote shutter maybe nice)
    Also, I will try it with a smaller aperture. F/5.6 (sweet spot) .. maybe F/8 or higher depends on how you shoot it and the distance between the objects and the camera. Just need to make sure the entire shoes are in focus.
     
  5. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Product photography is so about the lighting. Lens choice is important, and the 50mm gives good detail and should work fine.....if you have the right lighting. Camera built in flash only will be hard to work with.
     
  6. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    7,274
    Likes Received:
    406
    Location:
    Shepherdsturd, WV / Almost, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    As said above. Any of the lenses you have will work. If you don't know anything about lighting, I suggest you learn and study other catalogs, especially if this is for a business depending on the quality to show case their products. You should probably be using at least two strobes for this.
     
  7. monkeee

    monkeee TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I will shoot some pics and post is here for more inputs.....Cheers!
     
  8. danman281

    danman281 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    thats a nifty box made. What kind of paper is used to make the box? He mentions tissue paper and then "tracing" paper which I don't know what it is. Which one is better?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

how to shoot shoe catloge