A&P Product photography.

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Amatuer with Canon G2 and Sunpak 383 Super. I took pictures of the phones last night. The only two pics that stand out to me is the black iPhone boxes and SIG grip shot but it still seems something is missing. Bouncing flash off ceiling on white foam board. These type of pics are more for eBay or for sale ads. On the shiny parts of the phone it's hard to get a shot without it showing the camera. Any tips?

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  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  3. johnson

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    I traded the SIG in last week for a rifle. :mamoru:
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    And I know you love this pistol. :o
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    photoshop? change your camera angle? or maybe CPL?
     
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    CPL?

    I'm just using IrfanView for resizing and a little gamma and contrast adjustment.
     
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    Circular polarizer? I'm not sure if they make them for the G series though.
     
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    I have one. Ill use it next time.
     
  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    in .40 though... and DAO
     
  9. johnson

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    How would you photograph something like this?

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    with my new macro because of the novelty factor?
     
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    I guess I could screw on some macro filters. As far as color, how do I make the letters "pop"?
     
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    are you using a flash?
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    how are you lighting it?

    Maybee try putting it inside a carboard box with tissue paper over some cutouts and lighting it that way. I know alot of people make a macro studio that way.
     
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    you could always try to up the contrast around the letters to make them pop more. the letters on the back of the iPhones are kinda dim to begin with so it wouldn't be too easy.
     
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    and your attempt at product photography is great IMO
     
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    I get jagged lines on some of the pics. Is it because of too much resizing or the software i'm using?

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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    when shooting white stuff you are going to have to use a couple black cards to bring back some shadow.
     
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    I was watching some youtube videos and learned a few tricks. Ill implement them next time. I just need to buy some lights and a tripod.

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    Ever consider building a lightbox? Doesn't take much. 5 pieces of the foam backed poster board, and a single sheet of just standard poster board. Add a couple of lamps, set you're white balance, and you're good to go. The foam backed board is obvious, the regular board attach to the back wall, and the bottom to hide the rear corner from your shots. As far as the "extra" that you have on the end pieces, use that for attaching your lamps.

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    With that setup, you might get some better results... course i'm a newb, so i could be wrong. Using that same box above, i was able to take pics of this headpiece, and belt for some of my wife's clients.

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