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Critique my Product & Furniture Photography

 
DJPhatman
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Aug 25, 2014 11:23 |  #1

Hey Guys & Gals,
I've been shooting antique furniture and accessories for a large Antique Store (external link) for a few years now.

I'd love to hear some critiques & suggestions for improvement.

I'd really like to grow my skill set and and create some alternative styles for our product images.

I've attached a room vignette and a standard product shot. You can also check out the site linked above to see more images to judge.


Thanks to all!


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Aug 25, 2014 11:31 |  #2

I think the product shot is confusing. I know what's there, but I'm not sure what I'm looking at. There isn't anything that seems to be the focus of the shot. If it's showcasing variety, it works. The other seems fine in my eyes. Edit yep , 2nd one's fine. :)


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Aug 25, 2014 12:27 |  #3

Thanks John.


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Sep 17, 2014 10:28 |  #4

DJPhatman wrote in post #17116752 (external link)
Thanks John.

Hi John
I photograph Custom made pool cues .
Reflection is the main issue, trying to get past the finish and see the wood grain is a challenge.
I use either a TSE 17mm or TSE 24mm lens, I assume you have a hard time getting all of the furniture in one frame and still be able to see the wood grain or figure
I would like to suggest reading a book called Light Science and Magic.
there is a section of this book that covers photographing furniture with a glossy finish.
I want you to key in on page 65 and up, it covers a technic called
( cross polarization ) which I think will help you improve your product photography.

Problem with Cross polarization is the size of your soft box, Linear polarized film is only 17 inches wide so either you tape the film together and stretch it over your larger soft boxes or you buy the narrow 10 x 36 in soft boxes.

You use the linear polarized film over the soft boxes and a CPL on your lens.
Please note if you try to defuse the light after it passes through the linear filter you once again create polarized reflection.
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May 09, 2018 08:26 |  #5

Hello from Bogotá Colombia, I´d like to get some advices or links to learn about furniture and interior Photography(lighting), thanks in advance!
Sebastián


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