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Jan 20, 2010 07:58 |  #1

I don't do much product or still life kinda photography but did three product shots for an assignment.

I also took setup photos to show how I did the lighting (I always like it when others provide the setup shots, helps me out as I learn), all were done in my kitchen on our island (talk about a fancy location, ha!, my wife was really accomidating and nice about it). Under each setup photo is a link to the setup photo on Flickr where I have a lot more specific information on the type of equipment and settings.

Eva Solo Press

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Mixer
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Mixer - Setup Shot
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Tablet
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Jan 20, 2010 08:14 |  #2

Nice job fenster - great results.




  
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Jan 20, 2010 12:40 |  #3

Very nice results. You just got to wonder how many product shots are shot in someones kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or spare closet. :lol:


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Jan 20, 2010 12:43 |  #4

Wow, that was so helpful, thank you. I wish I had so many cool lights. Great images.




  
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Jan 21, 2010 00:18 as a reply to  @ guitarboy2828's post |  #5

Very cool! That mixer seems like it would be really difficult to shoot since you've basically got a mirror right in front of you in the bowl.


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Jan 23, 2010 13:55 |  #6

canonloader wrote in post #9433916 (external link)
Very nice results. You just got to wonder how many product shots are shot in someones kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or spare closet. :lol:

With product photography it can be impossible to tell, people can be shocked when they see that it's just setup in a kitchen, etc. I do think that most professional stuff is done in real studios, it's a challenge working in our kitchen as the space is tight, additionally the orange walls through a wicked color cast, would be a lot nicer if the walls were 18% grey, ha!.

guitarboy2828 wrote in post #9433938 (external link)
Wow, that was so helpful, thank you. I wish I had so many cool lights. Great images.

Yeah I'm pretty fortunate to have a lot of gear, but actually these shots are pretty simple two flash units, one softbox and a set of barndoors on the other light, the rest of the light shaping is done mostly by foam core that is quite inexpensive. Granted I'm using studio lights but they could just have easily been inexpensive Vivitar flashes, etc. So don't think you need to drop tons of cash to get images like this...

brianwahl wrote in post #9438088 (external link)
Very cool! That mixer seems like it would be really difficult to shoot since you've basically got a mirror right in front of you in the bowl.

Yeah and you don't just have a mirror, you have a parabolic mirror that is functioning like reverse fisheye showing everything from all angles. Which is why I've basically created a quasi-light tent around the entire mixer and just left a small hole open so the camera can get through. The cool thing about catchlights and highly reflective subjects is they work as the answer key showing you how something was lit, and is how I kind of figured out how to light this mixer.


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Sep 13, 2013 12:51 |  #7

is there a way to upload those photos again?


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