Posted in Learning Activity GRA 2

Week 9 -Mastering the Art of Product Photography

Question 1

Draw up a list of the most important aspects of a product photograph. Refer to shadows, lighting, quality, ISO and editing in your answer. Mention at least five things.

  1. ISO – below 100.
  2. Quality – The photographed object should be sharp.
  3. Lighting – set white balance to sunny and make sure that there is enough light.
  4. Shadows – avoid shadow, if so very soft.
  5. Editing – Shoot in RAW so it is easier to edit it later.

Question 2

  1. Make your own DIY light tent.

Instead of paper I used wood and Ikea laundry basket which I tested with a flash light and found out that it spreads light nicely. I used two divided layers of the fabric to maximize the effect.
For the background I used scrap of a white vinyl photo background.

2. Take product photographs of the following objects:

  • Something fluffy, like a stuffed animal
  • Something shiny, like a knife and fork
  • Something hard, like a book or a mug
  • A liquid, like a glass of wine

3. Draw a diagram of your lighting scenario for each of the above photographs and submit it along with the photographs.

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4. Edit your photographs with the software of your choice. Write an accompanying paragraph for each of your photographs and explain what you did during the editing process.

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