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How to photograph an ice cube with a piece of lemon inside?

I basically want to recreate this stock photo (might be a 3D rendering). My current plan of action is to create fake acrylic ice cubes as found in this tutorial and put a piece of lemon in the ...
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Assignment Question: equipment required for product photography

I've come across this question in my assignment and i just wanted to see if my answer is some what correct? Question: An Advertising agency has hired you to photograph a large range of dry goods ...
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Shooting glass product with embossment

Have been going crazy trying to wrap our heads around our problem for the past 2 weeks trying to find the right equipment settings, position our camera and lights for photoshoot. We need to take ...
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How can I best photograph white powder so I can later cut it out of the background but keep natural shadows?

I need to photograph white powder in a circle shape and still retain the shadow. I've tried photographing on different coloured backgrounds as shooting on white is too tricky to cut out. The ...
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How to shoot Clear Liquid Gel for a product shot?

Hello I have a product of a liquid gel hand sanitizer, what would be a good set-up to get a shot similar to this? ...
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How do I properly do shadowless product photos?

My friend asked me to create a photo like this: I noticed that its shadowless and my first question is whether it was setup to be shadowless, or was it made shadowless in post? How many lights are ...
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How to take professional photo's [closed]

i want to learn to make professional photo's, but i dont know where to begin, and where to get my inspiration from. Like when and where it is best to photograph. Any idea's? Thanks
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How to improve my product photo shoot to look like Apple's Mac Pro product site?

I'm trying to do something like this: And here's my first photoshoot: This was raw converted into jpeg, no post editing at all. Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (2) ...
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Taking pictures of rugs for online use

I work for a rug manufacturer in the same office as the photographers for our online sales. They take all photos of rugs in house. They have a tremendous amount of post processing that has to be done ...
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How can I get a pure white background in jewelry photography, without losing sparkle and shine?

I've read through several threads similar to this, but I'm looking for a comparison of two options here. I currently take photos on a raised glass platform against a white foam board background and ...
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Silver Bracelet Photography with 100% pure white Background [duplicate]

i am selling Bracelet in Amazon and i am facing hard time taking white back photography for silver bracelets. The following image is from another seller. This is the quality i needed. But all i ...
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How to create product photos that seem to pop out from the background

I went to this restaurant chain Vapiano and noticed that the items on their menu boards look like they are real 3D objects glued to the board. How is this effect created? Special kind of lighting? ...
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How do I eliminate this shadow from my product photography?

I've been taking pictures of shoes inside the box shown in the picture, and the lighting is on the ceiling on the inside of the box. I'm also attaching a picture so you can see which shadows I want to ...
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How can I deal with uneven highlights in product photography with a mannequin?

I'm new to product photography, what causes this blown out highlight in the mannequin's left hand as shown in the picture above? See the lighting setup below, I am using two softboxes as light ...
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

I'm a super novice photographer, but I own an online store and I want to give my photos more oomph. I own a Canon EOS 60D, with a EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens. I will be making myself a light box. I ...
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How can I capture product photography with the entire product in focus? [duplicate]

I would like to shoot professionally but am having an issue with my Nikon D3300. I shoot product photography, mainly sunglasses. My questions is what function, mode, and option should I choose on ...
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How to flatten old photograph?

I have tons of old photographs that I will be converting to digital (photographing) and most of them have curves (are not comletely flat). See picture: I also have this piece of glass from ...
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What temperature lighting should I use for photographing old paper photos?

I know I should be using daylight lighting system to achieve natural looks of photographs, but I don't want to spend a lot of money for profesional lighting equipment, so I was thinking to just put a ...
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How can I inexpensively create the white backdrop look?

I'm about to do some more clothing photography, this time with the clothing flat on the floor and the camera looking straight down at the subject. Does anyone have any tips for creating an ...
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Is my gear good enough for commercial and product photography? [closed]

I am an amateur photographer; I've been using my Nikon D5200 as a camera for all kind of shots. After several courses and lessons, I am intending to become more pro, and now I have a job opportunity ...
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What are some good reflecting undergrounds for product photography?

I'm searching something like acryl but cheaper if possible. Are there any good alternatives? Something like this: Google image search for "reflecting undergrounds"
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How to photograph sparkly objects?

I've been having the hardest time photographing objects that are encrusted in rhinestones and capturing their sparkle. My understanding of sparkle is that it comes from two components: the dynamic ...
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How can I improve my product photos of flat, wooden objects?

I don't know if the light reflections are this bad (What would you say?) but I can change the position of my camera to remove those. Could a lightbox improve the quality of my photos? Other ...
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How do I build and present a food/product photography porfolio? [duplicate]

How do you, step-by-step, make a good food photography portfolio? I want to use it as a presentation of my work to show my photography skills to restaurant owners for a presentation of their dishes. ...
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What are the best techniques for making great photographs of LEGO creations?

There are better and worse photos of LEGO creations out there. What techniques give better photos? It seems hard to photograph LEGO blocks because they are shiny.
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How best to shoot “packaged goods”?

I'm wondering if anybody might be able to give me advice on how I can best do some still life shots of items in small packages (individual porridge packs, small boxed goods ,etc). I don't want them to ...
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Which lens should I get for a person holding a quilt under fluorescent lighting?

What would be the best lens for my canon T6s for taking a picture of a person holding a quilt average size 90 by 100? The room has fluorescent lighting, and there is very little outside light because ...
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Is a 50mm or 18-108mm lens most appropriate for a clothing photoshoot?

I am doing a photoshoot of a model wearing clothes for an online store. White backdrop, decent lighting and unfortunately not too much space. I have two lenses to pick from: Nikon fixed 50mm f1.8 or ...
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What would be a sufficient studio flash setup for my product photography?

In the past I've found some very helpful information here regarding how to proceed with my product photography, and you've all helped me a lot, so thanks! Now, as I'm moving on towards studio flash ...
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Optimal light source and camera for 360 degree product photos [closed]

I am using a light tent for 360 degree product photos. I already tried to take some photos and videos using 3 lights of 400 watts each. The resulting photos varied a lot in light intensity. When I ...
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Why can't I get a decent white background with product photography?

I'm a new photographer, and I'm trying to take photos of a product with a pure white background (#ffffff). I'm using a light box (something like this one), so my lighting should be solid. But I ...
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Why can't I get a pure white background, even using multiple light sources? [duplicate]

Edit: THIS IS NOT a duplicate of Why can't I get a decent white background with product photgraphy?. Reading my question and the linked one you will see I HAVE ADDRESSED the issues suggested by ...
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How can I take horizontal photos where the object is lying flat on the floor?

How can I take horizontal photos where the object is lying flat on the floor? Do you know any stands/tripods which allow to point the camera straight downwards?
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How to shoot a transparent item for later background removal? [duplicate]

I have a transparent item and want to take photo which i can use later without using the background, yet not losing the effect on the transparent item.
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How can I keep the same position for my objects?

I want to photograph the front and the back of my objects. But when I turn around my object, it isn't in the same position anymore und it will move a bit. What can I do to keep the exact same ...
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What's the best way to take photos of a clear plastic bottle for product shots? [closed]

What's the best way to take photos of a clear plastic bottle for product shots?
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Is there a way to achieve even lighting using one flash and a reflector?

I'm deciding whether to buy/rent lights to shoot my design portfolio and was wondering whether it's possible to achieve even lighting using one 500W monolight, shoot through umbrella and a reflector. ...
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How do I create product photos with a black background and reflections?

This is the kind of product image I'd like to make: What equipment do I need (set up, background, mirror, etc.)? Some pointers to material for learning would be nice!
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How to get a white background when photoshooting clothing [duplicate]

I am trying to shoot some garments such as hoodie tshirts. I am using 2 softboxes with white lights of 350W each on a white background. The lighting looks good. As per camera, I am using my 18-105mm ...
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How can I get my colours true for product photography?

I am struggling to get some colours correct in my product photography. I have used a gray card to set a custom white balance and also tried AWB in the camera, but still seem to have trouble getting ...
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How can I make product photos with solid-colored backgrounds?

I'm trying to achieve an effect so the part of the product photo is filled with a solid color background, something similar to: Currently I have two ideas on how to implement this: Shoot a ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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How can I make a Canon 550D shoot continuously for longer than 15 seconds?

We have a Canon 550d and have purchased a turntable to create spinnable products on our website. However, we are having an issue. The turntable takes exactly 60 seconds to perform a full rotation, ...
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How can I get crisp, clear product photography with everything in focus?

I'm guessing the answer to this question might be "the lens", but being a newbie in photography maybe that's too predictable... Alright, so I am shooting some handbags, and I am trying to replicate ...
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How can I photograph a toy against a white background, leaving the toy in shadow?

I saw this image of a toy online and have been wondering how I can photograph an object so it is in shadow but against a pure white background like this. According to the exif, the photo was shot ...
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How do I easily remove an almost-white background?

I want a "product shot" style photo of several small objects without any background (pure white background). Knowing the hours of work involved in properly deep-etching, but not having nice lighting ...
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Should clothing be photographed hanging or on the floor? And how should I set up my lighting?

I'm starting out in product photography & someone asked me to shoot some clothing for them- we checked out a couple of clothing sites to see what we like and found this site that has some really ...
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Tripod need for general use with exchangable heads [closed]

I please need advice on choosing a tripod. I want to buy a decent tripod that I can use, but I also want to not just use it for outdoors, also indoors, but mainly outdoors. I have done some reading ...
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How can I remove brightness from the bottom of a concave plate?

I have about 10 images of plates I am taking for posting on Ebay. The concave bottoms focus more light back at the camera giving a little more blown out area (see example). My grandmother, who is ...
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How were these “harsh light” photos of objects on a white background taken?

Does anyone have an idea of how were these photo taken?: http://cl.ly/bl6j/shots.png, for example: I need to shoot some stuff for my design portfolio in this sort of style. I really like the strong ...