Shoot It! A Product Photography Primer »
InstructionsWatch focus, color, post processing.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Funky, Retro / Vintage
Point and shoot camera (Kodak z950,about a year and a half old but bought it on black friday sale, 12 mp, 10X zoom, 15 or so standard presets), wall of house, strange plastic chalkboard thing, products, props, photoshop
What was your inspiration?
Wanted to try out different styles of setups, see what works for what. I don't normally like the super-pale product shots, but when working with super-pale products, setting them against black or a vibrant color wasn't very pleasing to me.
What are you most proud of?
Making progress in photoshop. And getting nearer to the end of the Fight Dirty launch.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
So much less stressful when I take pictures with good light. Also having more success taking a few pictures of each scene (setting scenes before I start any picture taking) then looking at them on the computer before I continue with the remainder of the shoot -- that way I know if things look misaligned, wonky, tilted, out of focus, or if I left a really long hair all across the front of my shawl or something.