Straight out of camera shots for product photography, getting the right light in camera makes editing a doodle – well, actually it reduces the editing to about nothing… today I was reinforcing the basics:
- Set the white balance with the grey card
- Exposing the background so the whites were white but not blown
- Lighting the foreground so shadows were minimal
- Experimenting with surfaces
This was on an acrylic background with the light behind making the flowers go a touch transparent .. having a used bottle of perfume is a negative point, and capturing the bottle without reflections is an added challenge.
A more reflective surface and an angle change .. the used bottle is not as noticeable – the reflections ass depth, and the aperture had to be increased so I had more depth of field, which meant increasing the light I was using.
More lighting experiments to come…