Shoes and footwear products make for very interesting products to photograph with their textures, shapes and forms. And, with the right lighting, you can make virtually anything look cool if you shoot it in the right way, as is shown in this class.
This motorbike footwear photoshoot was nailed in just a few hours, and you’ll be able to easily recreate the setup yourself as Karl walks through each step of the shoot.
To create this dramatic product image, Karl starts by fixing the subject in position before gradually building up his five-light lighting setup. Small pockets of light were key to creating the dramatic feel, and you’ll see the modifiers used to achieve this as well as how he used reflectors and flags to further control the light.
- Learn how to photograph black products on a black background
- Understand how to identify important features of products
- Lighting techniques to enhance shape and form
- How to create a dramatic mood using patches of light
- Using mirrors and flags to control light and reduce flare
To learn about the post-production process for this shot, take a look at the accompanying retouching footwear class.
For more techniques on how to photograph footwear, we also have a replay of a live shoe photography workshop.
If you have any questions about this class please post in the comment section below.
NOTE: This class is available with English subtitles and automatic translations.