It’s been over two weeks since I bought a new pair shoes and I still haven’t worn them because I wanted to take one last picture of them. Last week I did a lighting tutorial on how to photograph shoes, on this tutorial we will add some splashes to the shoes and do a step by step tutorial on how do one yourself.
I recently bought a new pair of shoes and before I use them and get them all dirty (as I always do in two seconds), I wanted to play around with them for a bit. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I made the shoes looks so fine. I tried to shoot them as straight out of the camera as possible, there is just some very minor editing to be done at the end.
I’ve been making different product photography tutorials for awhile now and I still regularly go back to a previous posts because I am still using the same techniques. I wanted to make a single point of contact for functional tips on improving your product photography.
Usually, I prefer to get stuff in camera (even if it means light painting my subject). But sometimes Lighting or space limitations will make getting the picture in-camera hard or simply not worth the effort. When such situation strikes go for a composite. If you only have little gear, this technique will also help you get a more professional look in your images.
Here it is a short description of the process for creating the image of the bottle “Papo Seco” to Pinto & Raposo.
For this shot I only had the 5 bottles my client gave me and the idea he wanted for the image… He wanted “fresh” “clean” and “young” he also needed some blank space for adding text later on…
In the beginning I was thinking on using only one bottle…but as I had 5 bottles available I decided to try to use them all.
Last year I made an article about getting good gradient reflections on surfaces, but after a while of using this that I’ve come to realize that I actually get slightly better (and easier) results with a different technique.
You can consider this as he second part of the How To Get Gradient Reflection On Surfaces tutorial.
I recently did a vintage themed coffee ad and documented the process to show what goes into making stuff like this.
While the ad is centered around the product packaging rather than its content (more on that further down), the basic idea was to return the object, a coffee tin from the 1960’s Denmark, to its own time period in a nostalgic veil of bygone times, playing on atmosphere rather than the practical benefits of coffee.
As a pro photographer there are all sorts of little tips & tricks that you learn on the job.
Aside from the basics – camera, lenses, lighting etc. there are those little secrets of the craft that help you go from amateur to pro. These are little tricks of the trade that I have picked up from my years as a photographer. One of the things we photographers are great at is “improvising” I have seen some of my fellow photographer friends come up with the funniest tools for getting the job done.
10 things never to be without when heading out on a photoshoot. All of these things can be picked up at your local grocery/hardware store.
If you’re into product photography, you know what a great impact a 360 degree image can have. It will instantly upgrade any website and is an excellent addition to the services you can offer your clients.
In this tutorial, originally posted by Vladimir Matiyasevich, you will learn how to build a steady 360 degree turntable and a mini studio in 5 minutes. Assuming you already own a set of speed lights, studio flashes or desk lamps, this project should cost you approximately $15 and a trip to the nearest IKEA store.