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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:11 pm

My portfolio is sadly lacking on the basic "on white" product shots so I thought I'd change that. Here's a few I just shot for my portfolio...

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Post by Charles Haacker » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:51 am

Nice! Backlit white plexi I'm assuming? (OK)
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Post by Duck » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:53 am

Yep! :thumbup: :clap:
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:31 am

Most cool, Duck. Like floating in orbit. Matt
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Post by Duck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:09 pm

I'll bore you with a few more...

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:10 am

Those are pretty! I especially like the glycerin! (I used to make my own glazing solution out of EK Photo Flo and glycerin, cheaper than store-bought and just as good.)
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Would you consider the same process for things outside product shots, sliced fruit or flowers for example? S-
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Post by Duck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:11 pm

St3v3M wrote:Would you consider the same process for things outside product shots, sliced fruit or flowers for example? S-

Absolutely. As with anything else, being able to shoot on a white background is a tool to have in your bag of tricks. Knowing when to pull out a particular tool is what makes the experienced photographer stand out.
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:17 pm

Duck wrote:
St3v3M wrote:Would you consider the same process for things outside product shots, sliced fruit or flowers for example? S-

Absolutely. As with anything else, being able to shoot on a white background is a tool to have in your bag of tricks. Knowing when to pull out a particular tool is what makes the experienced photographer stand out.

I read once that you can use your monitor, or laptop, as an impromptu white background to shoot things like sliced fruit and flowers. Basically, you find a way to get a solid white background and lay your monitor flat on a table with the subject on top of it. You might want to cover the monitor with plastic wrap depending on what you're shooting, like sliced fruit, but the idea is like the old lightboxes that used to be used. I would think you could change the background color to suit too, and thinking it through you may even be able to display a blurred image, like a plantscape, to complement your subject.

Thank you for your help, and wonderful images! S-
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Post by Duck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 pm

St3v3M wrote:I read once that you can use your monitor, or laptop, as an impromptu white background to shoot things like sliced fruit and flowers. [...]

Yes, I know exactly what you're talking about. Of course you do risk the chance of ruining a perfectly good monitor, but it's just as easy (and better control) if you set up a simple shooting table. A translucent piece of plexy, a small light and a white card or foam core and you're set. For best results you need some distance between the subject and background or you get light spill around the edges.

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