Jewelry Photography – Small Product Photography, Western New York, Jamestown Chautauqua County

15 08 2015

Jewelry Product Photography

Frog necklace

Jewelry photograph of a highly polished silver Frog necklace

Jewelry photography requires some special considerations. You’re usually working with very small products that require a very detailed image with all the highlights and gems showing both smooth highlights and dark tone to show the shape of the piece as well as the material that the piece is made from, whether it’s smooth and highly polished or textured. Then you may have stones to deal with and getting them to sparkle and shine. And it can be difficult to get all these materials and surfaces to look good in one image and may require excessive Photoshop to bring everything into one great looking image that can be used for marketing and sales materials.





Family Group Portraiture – Commercial Photographer, Jamestown, Chautauqua County New York

9 08 2015

I’m not a portrait photographer usually. Usually I spend my time creating images of inanimate objects, Architecture, products and landscapes. A close friend asked me to come up with something special when his kids gathered for fathers day this year. I made an image of each family group separately while standing in the yard of their cottage. Once I had an image of each group I removed the background so that just the people where left. Once that was done I could move the groupings on to any background I would like too. This is what I ended up doing.

Family Photo

Family Panoramic Image

 

 

 

 

Family Photo

Panoramic Photo of Family groups

 





Wild Turkey -Beverage studio product photography, Western New York, Chautauqua County

7 08 2015

This is a Studio Product shot of a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon Liqueur on a barrel. The background is of a fall color leaf scene that was blurred to make it look like a shallow depth of field was used.

 

Studio Product Beverage Image

Bottle of Wild Turkey and glass photographed in the studio

Wild_Turkey_studio





Best place to learn Product Photography

4 08 2015

Product Photography How-To

If your interested in learning studio based product photography, the best place to learn that I’m aware of is Photigy. Photigy and it’s Co-Founder Alex Koloskov along with a very talented list of instructors provide you with 3 ways to learn studio product photography. The first being their Studio Basics Program a subscription based service that allows you to start at the beginning with equipment suggestion, Photoshop and Lightroom training, Shooting objects with one or more lights, Picking which lens to use and how to work with subjects with different surfaces. It also offers photo challenges to give you an opportunity to use your new skills. Then you have ProClub which as it sounds is geared toward the people that have more experience and probably more equipment. The program is geared towards producing portfolio quality images, with a new sense of creativity, new techniques, and artistic training. The last method that Photigy.com provides for anyone interested in product or splash photography is it’s offering of individual stand alone course that covers everything from splash photography, jewelry, working with 3D programs like 4D cinema and watch photography just to name a few. If you’re interested in learning product photography you should really check out what Photigy.com has to offer you. And without spending a dime you look at and post on the Photigy.com website or do the facebook thing at Photigy’s facebook page. Any of these options are an inexpensive way to start learning product photography on your own schedule with whatever equipment you might have on hand. And don’t forget about the best feature of the Photigy.com community, feedback. When you have a question, produce an image or for any other reason related to product photography you can post it on the Photigy forum or on the Photigy facebook page and get feedback from Instructors and other members of the Photigy.com community and feed back and critiques are priceless when provided by people that care about your advancement in Product Photography.





Dripping Lipstick – Product Photography in Western New York, Chautauqua County

4 08 2015

Product Photography – Western New York, Chautauqua County

Building the product image of Dripping Lipstick involved producing multiple images in the studio. One of the upside down lipstick, one of the standing lipstick case, another of a drip of nail polish, and then the one of the nail polish dripping down the lipstick case and puddling on the table. There was also a large amount of Photoshop done to clean up the elements and change the colors of all the elements to match.

Dripping Lipstick Cosmetic photograph





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

creativeproductphotos.com

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.





Small Product Photography – Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York

7 12 2014
Lipstick on black mat

Lipstick on black

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image was produced in the studio with a single speedlight (on camera type flash) shot thru a double layer of tracing paper that was placed behind the subject and then light was bounced around with a couple silver cards to fill in the front of the products as well as some photoshop retouching to clean up the product.





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








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