Here is a nice concept for product photography. If you are familiar with table-top, you will love this table-bottom concept.
When I first saw this one I thought that it had to be CG. I was wrong, very wrong. Built around a giant ice cube, this is actually a very intricately designed photograph.
In this video, Resource magazine go behind the scenes with photographer Adrian Mueller, giving some great insight. Using a variety of lighting and prop making techniques, the final result is simply amazing.
With the heat of August, I thought that nothing will beat making a small beach set photo in the chill studio. In this product shot, I am going to use three lights to simulate outdoor sunlight for a small scale
product octopus attack shot.
I am going to use a Miggo Splat , a small stand which kinda looks like a 5 armed octopus. Given this similarity I decided to make a light hearted photo using an action figure I own.
Explore the idea of hanging products (like here and here), I decided to add a new element … fire. I had used fire in another image of a bottle (here), but this time I wanted the fire to encompass the bottle, which meant taking a few more safety precautions.
I started by choosing the background for image, I chose an old wooden board because of the organic look and warm color. For the base I used a glaze Floor Tile, because it’s resistant to heat, at least I expected it to be …
At some point, almost all of us will need to shoot a good product photo. We may not be shooting them for clients, or doing video reviews, but we’ll probably stick something up on eBay and want to show it off well to increase the chances of it fetching a good price.
In this video from Curtis Judd, we see a quick and easy setup for lighting products on a white stage for some great looking images.
With all my years as a photographer I’ve learned one thing. Nothing makes people happier than Glitter. Seriously, If you want to make a photo glamours, happy or just give it a sparkling tone, you can use some Glitter to make that happen.
Of course, shooting Glitter is a whole other story. We took the opportunity to write a short tutorial on how we actually shot it.
When we were asked to produce some creative product shots for a new client, I thought Challenge accepted! The product was an awesome high end cross country trainer with incredible grip on various surfaces and was to be photographer while not been worn.
I wanted to show multiple surfaces, but from a different perspective so decided to create a quick and dirty land cross section to sit the trainer on.
Here’s how to do it and it only cost a grand total of £10 to build.
Sometimes you need an on-white photo, especially if you are shooting products. But not always there is an on-white setup available. This of course if you don’t count the bathtub.
Polish strap maker Eupidere needed to take some photos of their newly released leather straps. They opted out of studio / table top session and instead chose to do perfect on white shots in a bathtub. The tab triples as a tripod, table top and reflector.
The only element that was added to make this a perfect studio was a small collapsible screem.
The results are amazingly good:
When you want to shoot a piece of jewelry or a beer can or a wine bottle or just about any product there is a good chance you will be using a table top. Table top, as the name implies, is a flat top that you can put stuff on. We’ve shown various table tops on several projects here; a piece of glass and a granite tile were two of the more popular ones. But what if you need something sturdier. Sturdy enough to place things on, yet, flexible enough so it neatly stores away and does not take any space when unused.
Alex Koloskov of Photigy.com shares a pretty neat hack (or mod) to create an easy-to-store, easy-to-use table top. His trick using a baby plate, originally used for mounting strobes on walls to attach a top to a light stand – aside the stand, those plates are as cheap as $10 to $35 depending on the brand and specific model.
While some think that smartphone will take over cameras almost completely, I disagree. I think ‘real’ cameras are here to stay. What I do think is that smartphones are making photography much more accessible to the masses. The saying ‘if you have a smartphone you are now a photographer’ is probably truer than ever. And while owning a camera-equipped phone (or a camera for that matter) does not make you a good or a bad photographer, there are a few tricks that you can use to up your results using a smartphone.
I was kinda surprised when Alex Koloskov released a new product photography course (because usually he is all about high end mega $$$ strobes), but with a healthy DIY approach Alex manages to make it work. And work quite nice at that….