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Category : Technique

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background

How to Shoot Wine on a White Background is a companion piece to my earlier post How to Shoot Whisky on a White Background. The techniques are identical, except for the lighting. Equipment Canon 5D Mk III Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens Elinchrom D-Light RX One Studio lights Rosko Diffusion Gel Arctic White Colorama Capture One 10 Photoshop CC 2017 The Shoot Place your table in front of and about a foot away from the Colorama. Pull the paper […]

Drone Photography Shropshire

Drone Photography Shropshire – The New Landscape

I’ve done a lot of landscape photography over the years, in fact my best selling images are all landscapes, but my bread and butter is earned in studio photography and as we got busier, the landscape photography has receded into the background. It needed a shot in the arm and so I went out a couple of months ago and invested in a new camera. A camera attached to a flying platform, a drone to be precise. It’s a little […]

Moonshine & Fuggles Gin

Free Product Photography Workshop

We’re running a free product photography workshop as part of the Shrewsbury Open Studio event on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June. The aim is to help people who don’t have access to a fully equipped photography studio to photograph their products better, making the best of the equipment and facilities they have. Since we moved our studio to Shrewsbury  from Birmingham, we’ve met a lot of people who create great products and can’t necessarily afford commercial rates for a […]

Focus Stack

How to Photograph Jewellery

Photographing Jewellery is one of the most difficult tasks in photography. Tiny, highly reflective, nuanced objects are a nightmare! This post tackles the problems, suggests answers and prescribes one successful method that solves the conundrum of how to photograph jewellery. These are the major problems that you’ll have to deal with. Reflections of the camera and the studio Showing the light in gemstones Dirt on the pieces Depth of Field Lenses   Reflections There is no way of eliminating all reflections […]

photographing footwear for e-commerce

Photographing Footwear for E-Commerce

We’ve been shooting shoes for an Amazon store this week. This post lays out the workflow and discusses the principles that make an image successful for fashion on-line. There are two things that are more important than anything else in photographing footwear for e-commerce. Clarity (Uncluttered background, sharp focus) Detail (Depth of field)   Clarity When shoppers browse your product on Amazon, they see a large picture of the product itself and can zoom in to this and other shots […]

Shooting Flowers in a Studio

Shooting Flowers in a Studio

Shooting Flowers in a studio is more complicated than it might seem. Especially when the colour of those flowers is white! We spent a couple of days this week working with the Floraccasion gang to provide images for their web site. The brief was to shoot lifestyle images on location in a suitably decorated house. Our own house in Ironbridge fitted the bill perfectly; a country cottage with original features, recently decorated in neutral tones. We talked about the web site and what it […]

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