Tabletop product photography

4 years 11 months ago #501116 by stphnlee7
I am hoping someone can help me with my horrid photos of bottles taken with the MyStudio PS5.  I need a white background but it always comes out gray/blue.  I have tried different exposures but if the background is white, the item is overexposed beyond editing, and when the item is properly exposed, the background is too dark.  Also the photos are out of focus and the depth of field is too shallow. I have seen product photos that are perfectly exposed with a beautiful white background so I know it is possible, though I have little experience with this sort of indoor photography.  Can anyone help?  Here are the stats and some photo examples.  The PS5 has a continuous 5000K 110v light and I added 2 120v 25 watt lights on the background.  I'm shooting with a Nikon D50 with a 18-55mm lens (also have a Nikon D7100 with a 18-200mm lens), these photos were taken with an ISO of 200, f4 - 5.6, 1/20 - 1/30sec and 24 - 31 focal length.
 


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4 years 11 months ago #501235 by albinpix
Product photography isn't my expertise, but have you tried making edits in Lightroom or Photoshop? A lot of the beautiful images have a lot of post processing behind them, and I think that some work with highlights, shadows, and color correction with a little bit of clone stamping could make a world of a difference with these.


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4 years 11 months ago #501258 by stphnlee7
Thank you for taking the time to reply, I was unable to correct these photos with Photoshop Elements. I have had some success with the clone stamp but really that takes too much time when you have a lot of photos to edit. I have not tried Lightroom but maybe I need to.


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4 years 11 months ago #501319 by KCook
Use one light just for the background, and do not use the umbrella for that light!!!  Instead use a common bowl shaped reflector.  Links for ideas -

Tips for Fast and Effective Studio Product Photography 

Setting Up and Lighting for Product Photography 

Glass Photography 

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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4 years 11 months ago #501518 by stphnlee7
Wow! What a lot of good information. I will be putting it to use, many thanks.


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3 months 1 week ago #719283 by mamunhussain
I think your problem can be solved by using Photoshop pen tool. I've attached some images, let me know by looking.


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2 months 4 weeks ago #719923 by bijutoha
This is an observational response.
I can remember what a job it is to set up a product photography setup. Long ago, I've observed the development of Pixel Viilage (YouTube Channel) in showing a simple method to photograph Products utilizing Godox LED Mini Lighting Studio. It's a really simple, very straightforward, and very smart arrangement; it's powered, the light is included, and there is a regulator; just turn it on, and the light comes on inside!
I've gained some shots in the white background; whatever is the product is going to get is from the reflective surface inside. 

Web & Graphic Designer
With the clipping paths or photo post-processing business, I'm pretty comprehensive.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #719926 by Nikon Shooter
Everything is not so simple. There is "product" photography and
there is "glass" photography… a whole different ball game.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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