When a product photographer shoots a subject in the studio, usually the photographer will put the product on the table or a surface. Before setting up the lighting the photographer needs to predict the final photo.
If you use the same lighting set up for two different surfaces, you can get two totally different photos. Because different subjects with different surfaces will affect the lighting effect and give you different images. To control the lighting the photographer has to understand how the material influence the lighting. Normally there are three ways the product will respond to the lighting: absorb, transmit and reflect.
For some junior product photographers, shooting a glass bottle is a challenging task. But for those senior product photographers, it is just a piece of cake. First of all, you need to understand how your subject’s material can affect the lighting. If you are using a small and high contrast light source, you will get the bad result for your photo. According to your subject’s material, the light will get the reflection on the surface of the bottle. So the photo will not show the best side of the product. To solve this problem you need to use a soft and large source light for the bottle. Below is the sample for this product shoot.
As a professional photographer in Toronto, many people try to ask me, what kind of the camera do you use? I answer people: a good photographer depends on his/her mind more than a camera, whereas a junior photographer works best with the equipment. As a photographer I have to get the idea for every project first, then I will get the best result which is what I want.
We try to shoot some jumpsuits product in our Toronto photo studio today. Basically the customer need to show the product in 3D ghost mannequin effect, to made photos perfect it’s very time-consuming. We need to prepare the clothes carefully before shooting, and it involves a lot of post production. And finally we made it!
Usually architecture photos will show all details of the building or house. In fact, there is another way to take these kind of the photos. For my new photo below, except the lawn, it only shows the edifice in the shadow. All you can see is just the outline and shape of the buildings.
I ‘m not working in food industry. But as a product photographer live in Toronto I’m shooting many kitchen products. Normally I think bread should be made by chef’ s hand. I have never thought it can be made by a machine. Amazing isn’t it? This is the product photo for bread maker.