Object Photography Basics

posted on 31st of july, 2009

This brief guide focuses on pointing out some tips for the photo enthusiasts out there who want to get profficient in object photography.

The key feature of this topic is Lighting.

There are two main object photography scenarios: isolated objects and objects in specific context. Lighting sets for each of these can vary a lot, from a single lightsource to complex sets involving multiple lightsources and various backgrounds.

We'll focus more on the first scenario, namely objects isolated on white, because this is the easiest, cheapest and most efficient way to get into this vast subject.

Isolated objects can be either shot in floodlight - the subject being clear of shadows or with some minor shadows visible, or in direct light - the subject having strong shadows present while the...

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Posted by Tridgers on September 20, 2012
Still very much useful. Thanks!
Posted by Indianeye on August 26, 2009
Nicely written article, sounds useful!

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