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Trying Out Some Product Photography

 
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Mar 28, 2013 00:13 |  #1

Decided to mess around and try out some product photography for the first time. :D

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Mar 28, 2013 00:13 |  #2

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Mar 28, 2013 00:29 |  #3

Any tips would be welcome. I only have one speedlight (Sigma EF-530 DF Super) and no OCC or transmitters.

All but the Coach bag shots utilized the flash. The lens, shoes, and coral jewelry was in a DIY soft box.


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Mar 28, 2013 00:33 |  #4

Pick your favorite, you have image editing OK on, I have time tomorrow, so maybe I can provide a differnet idea...




  
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Mar 28, 2013 00:37 |  #5

The bags are a lost cause, so maybe 2, 5, or 11? Curious on what your idea is. =)


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Mar 28, 2013 00:46 |  #6

Well, your narrowing it down :) so which is your favorite?




  
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Mar 28, 2013 00:48 |  #7

tmoore323 wrote in post #15764146 (external link)
Well, your narrowing it down :) so which is your favorite?

:lol:

Let's go with 5. I think more things can be done with that one.


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Mar 28, 2013 14:59 |  #8

I would have done the lighting a little different perhaps, but here's my take on number 5

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Mar 28, 2013 18:00 |  #9

Definitely feeling the dark background. The thing with white is, if you don't blow it out to a solid white, it can start to look like you just shot it against your kitchen wall.

Getting the flash off-camera, whether it's via a sync cord or a transmitter, will greatly improve your product shots.

Also, make sure to use some sticky tape to pull the dust off the black felt in #3, or else clone the specks out.

On the whole, though, I think you're on the right track with this. I can get that product photography vibe from the first few photos.


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Mar 29, 2013 00:14 |  #10

toastyphoto wrote in post #15766809 (external link)
Definitely feeling the dark background. The thing with white is, if you don't blow it out to a solid white, it can start to look like you just shot it against your kitchen wall.

Getting the flash off-camera, whether it's via a sync cord or a transmitter, will greatly improve your product shots.

Also, make sure to use some sticky tape to pull the dust off the black felt in #3, or else clone the specks out.

On the whole, though, I think you're on the right track with this. I can get that product photography vibe from the first few photos.

Excellent, thanks for the tip. I really want to have my speedlight off the hot shoe, but I have other financial priorities right now instead of a transmitter. I do want one tho. I thought about a lint remover after I took the picture. Lol.

So, if I want to use a white background, what should I do?

Appreciate the input.


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Mar 29, 2013 00:15 |  #11

tmoore323 wrote in post #15766136 (external link)
I would have done the lighting a little different perhaps, but here's my take on number 5

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So, have a different color for the ground and the background?


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Mar 29, 2013 00:16 |  #12

Oh, and make the white balance better?


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Mar 29, 2013 00:19 |  #13

Go simple with background / foreground.
A bit more light / fill in.
Narrower F.


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Mar 29, 2013 12:12 |  #14

samsen wrote in post #15767862 (external link)
Go simple with background / foreground.
A bit more light / fill in.
Narrower F.

So keep my back/foreground white or black? Since I only have one speedlight, I think I'll just get three desk lamps with daylight light bulbs and place them on the three cutouts of my DIY soft box.

When you say narrower f, are you saying lower f stop for shallower DoF?


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Mar 29, 2013 12:21 |  #15

Kaotic Lazagna wrote in post #15767847 (external link)
So, have a different color for the ground and the background?

Not neccesarily, I did it to get some seperation from the background and the product, you could just as easily pull them away from the wall a bit and use a kicker...

WB is def important as is being able to clearly see the products usually - I did some sharpening and dodging of the eyes, as well as the TY to make them stand out more and overll sharpened the image as well...

IMO a tighter crop also looks better as it draws you right in, rather then having so much head room with nothing but blank wall...




  
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