In this live show, Karl takes on the brief for our fourth ‘Working to a brief’ assignment as he photographs a pair of earphones with rim lighting.
As part of this demonstration, Karl shows two different lighting setups that could have been used to create the image — one with studio lights and one with speedlites.
Starting with his studio lighting setup, Karl demonstrates how to create rim lighting and fill lighting for the product using no more than three studio lights.
During the shoot, you’ll see how to create gradient lighting and control the thickness and gradient of this, how to create black backgrounds for product shots, and how to achieve sufficient depth of field using focus stacking. Karl also shares some simple product photography tips that can be used to add that professional touch to your images.
Following on from the shoot Karl also shows the technique for focus stacking and the post-production process required to finish off the shot before finishing the show with the speedlite setup.
Using speedlites, Karl shows how the same quality of image could have been achieved without studio lights and shows a comparison between the results from the two setups.
Topics covered in this show include:
- How to photograph earphones
- Rim lighting for product photography
- Creating black backgrounds for product shots
- How to focus stack images
- Retouching techniques for product photography
- Rim lighting using speedlites
If you missed this photography brief assignment, you can view the full brief here and watch the review here. Alternatively, a collection of all our past briefs can be found here. For future brief announcements please check our live show schedule.
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