Product Photography Tip: Use Your Bathtub As A Makeshift Studio
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:
Refael, the maker behind the straps, writes:
We set up two cameras facing each other at the bottom of a dried, acrylic bathtubs . The first one was the model, the second one was shooting. The second camera was connected to a phone via Wi-Fi, which provided a perfect preview. The bottom of the tub replaced the tripod, background and reflected light. The top of the bathtub was covered with a diffusion screem, creating ideal scattered light from the halogen ceiling fixtures shining straight down;)
P.S. Refael says that you don’t actually even need a bathtub, just knock on your neighbor door asking, “Can I take a few pictures in the bathtub?”
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.