Saratoga Spring Water – Splash, Liquid Photography – Chautauqua County N.Y.

31 01 2015

Splash – Liquid photography- Moore Images Photographic Services

A composite put together in Photoshop of spring water pouring into a glass on white. High speed flash used to stop the motion of the water and capture it as a split second rather than a soft flowing bit of water. Area left in the scene to drop marketing type.

Saratoga Spring Water

Saratoga Spring Water





Perfume and Smoke – Product Photography – Westfield N.Y.

31 01 2015

Small product photography

Perfume bottle and creative use of smoke

A studio image of a small decorated perfume bottle done as a single exposure and then a seprate exposures of the smoke where taken and added to the perfume bottle. The humming bird was created in Photoshop by taking images of smoke and shaping them into the humming bird shape. Photoshop was also used to retouch the bottle to get rid of imperfections and dust and to create the reflection.

Perfume and Smoke

Perfume bottle with a smoke humming bird





Make up brushes and powder burst – Cosmetic Photography – Moore Images Photographic Services

20 01 2015

A single exposure using action stopping short flash duration to freeze the motion of the make up powder exploding off the lower brush. With the black background you can easily extend it to make room for marketing text and contact information.

Kurt A. Moore

Product Photographer

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Cosmetic powder burst with two brushes

Two brushes with makeup powder burst





Makeup powder burst 1- Product photographer – Jamestown, Chautauqua County N.Y.

19 01 2015

A composite of 6 images make up the image posted below. I shot each element separate so that I could control every element during the photographic process as well as the Post Processing in Photoshop. Product (studio) photography is all about control and being able to produce the images that the clients bring into the studio. There was also a element of motion stopping using high speed flash.

Make up product photography

Cosmetic brush and powder burst





Product Photography – Food Photography, Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y.

9 12 2014
Burning Asphalt BBQ Sauce

Bottle of Burning Asphalt BBQ Sauce on Burning Asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A photograph of asphalt with cracks in it that I have placed glowing orange glows and flames coming out of the cracks for this BBQ sauce that is made by Burning Asphalt Sauces out of Forestville, N.Y.





Product Photographer – Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

2 12 2014
Perfume bottle product shot

A studio product photograph of a small decorative perfume bottle

Product photograph of a perfume bottle

In the studio I place this small perfume bottle on a post to allow me to light it from all directions. 3 lights with strip or soft boxes and some reflectors where used to light the bottle. Then a bit of retouching was done in photoshop to clean up the image and finish it off.





Product Photography – Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York

21 11 2014

Light Painting, Studio Photography

Yellow dress purse or clutch light painted on black slate. The process used to record this image was to use a small LED flashlight with a PVC light modifier to brush light across the texture of the purse in multiple exposures. The seprate images (a total of 5) where combined in Photoshop using layer masking to bring all the images together, The final work was done in Lightroom 5.

Light Painted Yellow Purse

Product Photography
Light Painted Yellow Purse on Slate





Beverage photography – Westfield, Chautauqua County N.Y. – Glass of Beer with two bottles

3 09 2014
Glass of beer

Glass of beer with two bottles

Product Photo of a glass of beer

This is two images combined in photoshop. One of the glass with a reflector behind it and then the 2nd one of the background (bottles, Xmas lights and light on the wood)





Glass of Whiskey on White

18 08 2014
Glass of Whiskey on White

Glass of Whiskey with ice on white background

 

Product Photo shot on white

A glass of whiskey with ice on white plexiglass with a white background. A little retouching was done in photoshop. The lighting for the images was accomplished with 4 camera mounted flash units. Two units on each side of the subject pointed at a white background.

Camera and settings for this product photograph was a:

Canon 5D markIII set at f16 and a flash synch of 1/200 shutter speed

Canon 180mm macro lens

4 lumopro 120 flash units

Paul C. Buffs cyber synch flash triggers

Roll of white background paper for the background

Sheet of white plexiglass as a table top





Barcelona Harbor Sunset

13 08 2014
Barcelona Harbor Sunset

HDR Pano of Barcelona Harbor, Westfield N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

Scenic Photography in Chautauqua County N.Y.

Barcelona Harbor and lighthouse in Westfield N.Y., Chautauqua County along Lake Erie.

This image was captured on July 3, 2014. The Canon 5D markIII with the 24-70mm 2.8L was setup on a really right stuff nodal slide so that the camera pivoted around the nodal point of the lens, which allows the exposures to line up better when they are stitched together in photoshop. This images is make up of 21 exposures. That’s 3 exposures at each of 7 camera positions. The 3 exposures where taken into efexpro HDR soft for the High dynamic Range processing. After each of the set of 3 exposures are processed the resulting 7 files are taken into photoshop so that the stitching could be preformed. Once photoshop does it’s thing the resulting pano is fine tuned in both photoshop and lightroom.





Make up brush and powder

12 08 2014
Make up brush with powder

photograph of make up brush with powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTS photo of make up brush and  powder

BTS photo of make up brush and powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Photography -Makeup brush with powder

This image of a make up brush with powder was taken using two lights and a reflector. The first light is the one lighting the left side of the brush, it’s a 12×36″ stripbox shooting thru a 36×36″ diffusion panel made up of savage diffusion plastic on a PVC frame. The second light is shot thru a snoot and pointed at the head of the brush and the powder. The right side of the brush was lit with a white foamcore reflector.  The final image is a composite of two images- one of the brush handle and one of the brush head and then so final cleanup in photoshop.

Camera: Canon 5D markIII

Lens: Canon 24-70mm 2.8L

Bogen tripod with side arm and manfrotto 405 head

Camranger to Ipad to trigger and view images during shoot

Flash units: White lightning ultra 1800s

Flash triggers: cyber commanders and cyber syncs from Paul C. Buff





Photograph of Cherries in a handturned wooden bowl

7 08 2014

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It’s getting to be the end of Cherry season here in Chautauqua County New York. I figured I would preserve the harvest is my way, with a photograph rather than canning or freezing. The taste isn’t as fresh but they should last longer.

This was produced with a single Medium Softbox (24×36″) coming in from the rear left side of the image, a black card in front of the softbox to knock down the light spill on the table and bowl, a white foamcore fill card in the front right. The image was finished in Lightroom and Onone Photoshop plugins.





Wine Bottle Photography

6 08 2014

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Each bottle was photographed separately on a white background and then removed from the studio shot using the selection tools in photoshop. Once I had each wine bottle removed from the background I could build a background in photoshop as in the second version or I could take any image in my library and add the bottles over that image as I did with the Johnson Estate bottles and the winter image of the Winery and Gift shop.





Product Photography – High angle images of Whiskey bottle and glass

7 01 2014
5&20 whiskey bottle and glass

5&20 whiskey bottle and glass

Small Product – Beverage – Behind the scene

High Angle 5&20 whiskey shot

Camera equipment and shooting information:

Canon 5D mark iii

Shutter speed 1/125th   ISO 100

Canon 24-70mm 2.8L – 70mm@ F8.0

Bogen/manfrotto  3236 with 410 gear head

Really Right Stuff – L bracket and quick release mounted to 410 gear head

Lighting equipment:

1st LumoPro 120 on camera type flash with long DIY snoot @ full power shooting thru back on bottle

2nd LumoPro 120 on camera type flash with long DIY snoot with small aperture @ ¼ power hitting just the logo on the bottle top.

White lightening ultra 1800 with a grid and barn doors @ 1/32 power lighting the front of the bottle

Barn doors keeping the light from spilling on to much of the table surface

Lighting control and triggering:

Paul C. Buff cyber commander used to adjust power on ultra 1800 and trigger cyber synchs on the Lumopro 120’s

Camera controlled thru CamRanger- using the camranger to use live view and controlling camera settings wirelessly. The CamRanger lets you view and control all camera functions from an Ipad or Iphone.(nice piece of equipment)

Table top is inexpensive laminate flooring from Home Depot.

Post Processing:

I used Lightroom 5 for basic post processing which included warming up the entire image and then pulling all that warmth off the top label and side label.  I also used Lightroom to crop the image, add contrast and clarity to the overall image as well as a vignette

The image was then moved to OnOne Perfect enhance 8 where I used the HDR adjustment bush on the top label and side label to sharpen them up and add contrast and the boarder was also added in OnOne.

The final stop was in Photoshop CC to clean the image up. Spot removal etc.

Behind the scene of the 5&20 whiskey bottle

Behind the scene image showing camera position and light placement





A new series of Pano Sunsets from Barcelona Lighthouse and Harbor Westfield N.Y.

11 06 2013

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