2 years ago
JonPatrickHyde
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Catalog Layout & Photography
Featuring my bass guitar - The Black Pearl - this is one of many examples of how product photography is used. I did the photos, did the layout, and wrote the copy. I am excited on a creative level by all three, photography, graphic design, and writing. Project likes these are a lot of work, but a lot of fun and they can be very satisfying creatively.
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Was this taken with a black backdrop? I like your use of lighting. For product photography it's always a challenge to not get an awkward light flare.
These are all shot against a green screen - 9x12 - lit with 5 lights. Key and Fill, two background lights to get a uniform light exposure on the green screen - and a backlight to create an edge separation from the green screen. My studio is 20x30ft. - it's the space above my garage. It has a 14 foot ceiling so I can get the lights high and spread the subjects out (away from the background) to eliminate any green splashes of light. Once shot, I pull the images through camera raw into PS and drop the green out. I have done several images where the guitars are arranged in a certain way, like you'd arrange during a product shoot, but they were shot at separate times. I always shoot guitars the same way. The same height etc... setting on my tripod. So I always have a uniform viewing angle. If I want to place the guitars closer in the images, a little drop shadow on the guitars in the rear makes a world of difference to your eye. Your eye is tricked and you don't question, unless you are a photographer and are looking for it, that this is a real setup. I then create - and have created - countless plates - colored backgrounds, textures, etc... that I can use to create the backdrop space. It's much easier than dealing with flares, strange artifacts, and on dark backdrops - which I do own - I have to constantly clean the cat-fur off of them. LOL.
@JohnPatrickHyde Cool. I'm learning a lot through your comments. I usually use a white back drop, so I'm curious about how you did this. Thanks!