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Green Product Shot

Green what a great colour, or is it ? I love messing with liquids splashing around and this one is no exception, my studio looked like a swamp by the time I had taken about 100 splash shots just to get the ones I liked and found appropriate for the shot. This is the type of shot that makes product photography lots of fun. It takes a lot of time to do it but when it is finished the results are great.

The first part of this shot is to get a great shot of the bottle with the nice dark gradients showing on the sides, this gives the bottle a 3d look, after that the challenge starts with throwing liquid everywhere and then picking out the best splashes for the effect.

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Strawberries and Cream

Don’t you just love strawberries and cream. Here we have a little fruit photography with high speed flash to get the movement frozen in time. It looks good enough to eat, or maybe not counting how many times I dropped the strawberry on the floor.

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I just love the contrast of the white cream, black background, red strawberry and the green leaves, I just think they go together well.

 

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Liquid Product Shots

Liquid is fascinating, it just looks like a solid item when you are looking at it flowing, but when you stop it in its tracks it just takes on another form. Here are a few that I was messing about with. I just love Liquid Product Shots

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Estee Lauder Product shot

Just when you thought that all product photography was the same, I thought it was time to have some fun. You see many product shots that are straight forward, you see product photography that is done with a white or black background for web sites, you see product photographers who will do splash shots. So I wanted to try something different and mess with sand. I wanted to make a mess by throwing same around my studio to see what kind of a product shot I could get.

This was loads of fun and after about 100 sand photography shots and about 60 shots of the products I ended up with this. I have to admit I was very pleased with the results.

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Estée Lauder Product Photography

I saw something like this many moons ago, I cant remember were and thought I would like to try that sometime, so today was the day. This was a 4 light set up, 1 either side, 1 for the background to make it white and a spot with a snoot on to bring out the front of the jar.
With all this setup it was time to do some product photography to happen, but I had to work out how to get this shot and that takes a lot longer than actually taking the shot. In all I thing from idea, then set up, taking the pictures and all the clean up in photoshop it took me about 5 hours, which seems a long time to just do some product photography but I think it is worth it.

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Watch product photography

Watch product photography, this has all it’s own challenges with a glass watch face that you do not want to get reflections off, a watch face that you want to show all the detail on and also show the colours as in is the second hand a different colour than the rest of the watch hands, is the watch silver or gold as you want it to show the correct colours and you don’t want to get nasty reflections in it, is the watch strap metal, leather this has a texture or is it just plain, all this has to be taken into consideration before doing watch product photography.

Here I did a watch a Sekonda, wasn’t the advert “a lot of watch for a little money” How old am I remembering that, anyway back to the watch, it was a plain strap so no detail from that, second hand is red white markings all around the face, gold finish and glossy on the gold so have to watch out for bad reflections?

So now for the product photography, this is how I did the watch

I surrounded the watch in diffusers then used just 2 spotlights with barn doors so I could alter how the light shape hit the diffusers and give me nice gradients on the gold on the watch.

I also did not want to have just a website shot so no white background. Next I setup for the splashes as these were going to be added afterwards, so there was one spotlight shining on the background with a blue gel over it so I could have blue splashes, I took nearly 100 splashes for me to choose from, then all this was pulled together in photoshop to give me the final result.

I love watch product photography 🙂

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