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Learning Activity – Mastering the Art of Product Photography

 

  1. Draw up a list of the most important aspects of a product photograph. Refer to shadows, lighting, quality, ISO and editing in your answer. Mention at least five things.

  • LOW ISO.
    •  This will assure that the photograph is grainfree.
  • No harsh shadows
    • The shadows create distractions from the product unless they are there for creative composittional reasons.
  • As sharp as possible (be in focus)
    • If the product isn’t in focus the meaning gets lost and people don’t pay attention to it either.
  • Clean background/ creative background
    • A clean background will put emphasis on the product
  • Have a correct expossure
    • If you use the wrong exposure you will waste time in postprosessing later or create unwanted moods.

 

2. Take product photographs of the following objects:

Here is my starting set up.

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I tried out using a light I had lying around that was really powerfull but it turned out that it wasn’t powerfull enough to lit it everywhere so I guess I will have to buy another one so I can lit the subjects from all sides. I also forgot to check if it was a full spectrum light, and it wasn’t so that ruined my post-prosessing quite a bit, here are the results!

  • Something fluffy, like a stuffed animal

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During editing I lowered the exposure, gave it more contrast and clarity, and lowered the temperature.  I also cropped it.

Here is the diagram of the lighting scenario: 

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light to the left, reflector to the right, camera on front.

 

  • Something shiny, like a knife and fork

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During editing I lowered the temperature, gave it more expossure, contrast and clarity, and lowered the shadows.  I also cropped it.

Here is the diagram of the lighting scenario: 

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  • Something hard, like a book or a mug

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During editing I lowered the temperature, and gave it more expossure, contrast, highlights and clarity.  I also cropped it.

Here is the diagram of the lighting scenario: 

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  • A liquid, like a glass of wine

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During editing I lowered the temperature, and gave it more expossure, shadows, highlights contrast and clarity, and lowered the temperature.  I also cropped it.

Here is the diagram of the lighting scenario: 

liquid

light on top, camera in front.

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