A&P product photography

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  1. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    so my boss has been on my case about a bunch of missing product pictures from our web store, so i decided to start taking photos of the stuff in the warehouse and uploading them. i always loved the way that the zach arias photos look with his white background and the slight reflection, so i wanted to try to go for that look. most of the products we sell are smaller so i didn't want to get a huge 4x8 sheet of something when i only needed maybe a 2ft square max. plus i don't have room for that much stuff at work or in my jeep to carry it there. i wandered around home depot today looking for something similar that came in a smaller piece, but no luck. so i went to walmart to look there, and as i was walking by the school supplies, i saw something that would work, a dry erase board. :bowdown: so i grabbed that and a roll of plain white wrapping paper to set up my product shoot.
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    when i got home, i pulled the frame apart, because all i wanted was the white shiny board
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    then i set everything up
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    so i grabbed a couple of items from around the kitchen that resembled shit i would be taking pictures of at work and snapped a couple test shots. these all have just minimal adjustments in lightroom, basic white balance and exposure. i want the pictures to be as close to ready to go straight from the camera as possible because of the sheer number of products i will have to photograph.
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  2. Bloke

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    your sample edges look soft. the cap of the orange cleaner, the sides of the air freshner
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    they aren't in the full sized ones in lightroom, must be some issue with resizing them :dunno:
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    clone out the dust specs
     
  5. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i will on the real ones, these were just some quick test shots to be sure i was going to be able to get the look i wanted :o
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    they look good, i'm not a huge fan of the reflection, i prefer matte on my product shots. but they look solid :bigok:
     
  7. NOR*CAL

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    well done
     
  8. ov3n

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    I think a simple pane of glass would've given you better, shallower reflections. Plus the infinity plane looks a little sharp. But I think that's the clash of whites between the board & paper.
     
  9. LOLZILLA

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    pagin marcu5
     
  10. marcu5

    marcu5 not worry friend. i do not grudge.

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    i have a scheduled photography appointment on tuesday :o
     
  11. legendr34

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    it would look much better if u can PS is bg bright white
     
  12. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    background needs a little more light on it
     
  13. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    seems like you still need more light, your white is more blue grey than it is white.

    Hobby Lobby sells an awesome board for this type of stuff that's like 1.50 a sheet. throw it in a lightbox or something and the light reflects like crazy too.
     
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    interesting idea :cool:
     
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