Re: Killing Two Birds with One Stone - help with product shots please
- From: "DBLEXPOSURE" <celstuff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:47:13 -0500
"Beach Bum" <e.cartman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Here's the situation:
> I've got about 50 items to sell on ebay and I figure this is a good chance
> to practice product shots. I took photos of them a few weeks ago and when
> finally had time to look at them I was less than satisfied. I've often
> people ask me to do product shoots, but have declined because *i have no
> idea what I'm doing!* :)
> I'm shooting with a Canon 20D. I have 3 lenses to choose from: the 17-55
> "kit"; the 28-80 that came with my 35mm film Rebel; and a 80-200. I've
> a good tiltable flash, but no cord for off-camera holding - maybe I should
> get one.
> I don't have any lighting setup other than the Vivatar flash.
> Should I build a light box? Should I use different colored backgrounds
> different colored objects or just use white/black? And many more
> I'm too uneducated to even know to ask.. It seems like it would be a fun
> project, but right now I'm mostly frustrated.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, including links/URLs.
> Photos, Ideas & Opinions
A couple ideas, not saying you have to buy these setups but an idea to build
from, If all you have is a hot shoe flash. try bouncing it of a white
reflector above the product. get rid of hard shadows, play with the angle
to get a natural looking drop shadow.
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