Bottle shot test, shot with a Canon 5D MkIII, with a 70-200mm f4L lens, utilising four Bowens flash heads, three 500W and one 750W heads, two stripboxes behind the bottle camera left and right, and two heads mounted with large rectangular soft boxes behind trace screens each side of the bottle.
Cut out the wooden table and drop into position.
Drop in wooden background, actually shot in my back garden,
it's part of a fence panel, shot in daylight, in shadow.
Lose the highlight on the wood background on the right.
And clean up the label, lose the dark bits... Photoshop time.
My eldest found a knackered football in some bushes, brought it home, and then asked me to take some photographs of it, because he thought it looked like a spooky Mexican Wrestling Mask... couldn't let him down, could I.
I shot this Jaguar F-Type in Chester yesterday, just after Storm Gareth had blown and blustered its way across the country, and just before the heavens opened. Set up was two Bowens 500 Pro heads, both with 9 inch reflectors, on Manfrotto stands, and powered by a pair of Bowens Travelpaks. Camera was a Canon 5D MkIII, with a 24-70mm f2.8L lens, all supported on a large Calumet tripod.
I took a number of shots moving one flash head to get the wheels and tyres lit separately as well as the left hand side of the car, these were put together using layers in Photoshop to get the result I was looking for.
So what's in my camera bag? Well for a start I can tell you it's damned heavy. Two Canon bodies, usually my Fuji X100 (but I used that to take these photos), a selection of five lenses, flash guns, X-Rite ColorChecker, batteries, light-meter, i-Shoot transmitters and receivers, compact-flash and SDHC cards, Leatherman, filters, clips, rubber bands, bluetac, white cotton gloves, rubber gloves, lens cleaning cloth, Gaffer tape, there are other bits that are added and taken out as and when they'll be required.
So from the overview of the bag you can see how it fits in.
I actually did this job a while ago, I've just found the draft sitting in my Post list in Blogger, so I thought I'd finally publish it.
Building Radiators in Photoshop 101.
The small 'Original' radiator on the left is what I photographed, it's a colour sample, or 'Babies', I had seven of these to photograph but the red set shows what I built from such a small sample. From the get go I had to add another bar as the final images required that the radiators were three tubes deep. This required a lot of cutting, pasting and occasionally, swearing!
Without a Wacom tablet I'd have never gotten these done, pen over mouse any day.