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Thread: Hi, any idea how to create such product shots?

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    Default Hi, any idea how to create such product shots?

    for eg: http://www.pbase.com/image/26006737

    How to make the background totally dark?

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    Put a black cloth dear :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadus
    Put a black cloth dear :P
    Just so simple?
    Then if i flash, won't the black cloth become a little grayish?

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    Curb the stray lighting falling on places you don't want them to be... with a normal hotshoe flash what you can do is to create a makeshift "snoot" or cone to make the light more directional.

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    or u can always PS

    Shoot with contrasting colours to make masking in PS easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igpenguin
    Curb the stray lighting falling on places you don't want them to be... with a normal hotshoe flash what you can do is to create a makeshift "snoot" or cone to make the light more directional.
    Sorry but can you elaborate further? especially the 'curb the stray lighting'

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmetBox
    or u can always PS

    Shoot with contrasting colours to make masking in PS easy.
    This's a very good idea, but i'd also would like to know how to do it if i'm using film/slide.

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    this is shot without flash. studio light from the top

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    Basically be a control freak... when you use your hotshoe flash unmodifed the light is still going to places you don't want them to be eg the background. So you can try to control the light and where it falls by adding modifiers and experimenting with positioning of the flash.

    Check out the pbase picture and from the white reflections you can guess where the photographer placed the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    This's a very good idea, but i'd also would like to know how to do it if i'm using film/slide.
    slide scanner, then PS

    heheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


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    Lightbulb 2 suggestions

    1. use black velvet which absorbs light, for black background, and

    2. set up background much farther back from your product being shot, use inverse square law to work for you.

    These will ensure that the background will remain black.

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    Also by the same photographer: http://www.pbase.com/image/7137919
    Was this pic. doctored with PS? Can it be otherwise?

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    my guess is inverting the photo in PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghibli
    Also by the same photographer: http://www.pbase.com/image/7137919
    Was this pic. doctored with PS? Can it be otherwise?
    used the effects on the digicam?

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