Wireless Flash: Product Shots
Wireless Flash: Product Shots is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, crafted by an expert, Jim Sugar. This tutorial is a critical base for an individual who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It provides you a strong understanding on Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Lighting, Video, Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Lighting and Video.
In the Shooting with Wireless Flash series, award-winning photographer Jim Sugar demonstrates his approach to using off-camera flash in a variety of lighting scenarios, sharing practical tips along the way.
In this installment, Jim sets up and shoots a product shot. He demonstrates a variety of inexpensive lighting tools—clamps, gels, and other light modifiers—to light a product (in this course, a bicycle) in a way that accurately shows its color and other details. Next, he photographs the product using Adobe Lightroom’s tethered shooting mode in order to be able to immediately assess his exposures on the computer screen. The course wraps up with a some tips that apply to product shots of all kinds. With its focus on lighting technique rather than specific strobe models and menu commands, these techniques are applicable to any brand of strobe and camera.
- Topics include:
- Preparing for a shoot
- Positioning the product and wireless strobes
- Using light modifiers, clamps, and other lighting accessories
- Shooting in tethered mode
- Assessing the results
- Tips to remember for product shots