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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

In a reflective surface, the reflections are of the surrounding area. 1. The bigger the object the bigger space you need So, in your case, you need a really big space clean, let's say painted on white,...
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How to avoid objects casting shadows when taking pictures of products?

I'm chiming in to introduce you to: the tub trick. Tubs are great: they're white they're shiny Combined, you get a place to set things that'll bounce around the light and provide for a mostly ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Beyond the photographic subject, there are deep problems in terms of composition. My ten recommendations: Get rid of the blanket. The sensation of touch between the soap and the furry blanket ...
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Why does the same product look different in my shot than it does in an example from a different studio?

We're talking about perspective here. How far you are from your subject affects the way your subject's proportions look. Try shooting the same thing with the 18-135, say at 135 mm, but this time ...
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70cm perfect focus depth of field for product photography

For me this is perfect fit for tilt lens. Moving the focus plane to be parallel to the guitar you will be able to get focus of entire guitar (in displayed position). Even if you use relatively open ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

shutter speed 0.5 seconds This is likely to be a bit of your problem. The shutter causes vibration of the camera. So, too, does your hand pushing the release button. At faster speeds, this ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

Two basic techniques for dealing with reflections on glass should be known, albeit they will only reduce, not totally eliminate them - so for formal product photography, the advice about using an all ...
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How can I get all of the text on a reflective surface (DVD case) in focus?

Any flatbed scanner, such as that in a $75 all-in-one printer, will do a better job photographing DVD cases than a D5 or a Hasselblad.
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What can I do to take better/more interesting photographs of tabletop games?

I'm not a photography expert at all, but I have spent my whole life playing, buying, and most importantly looking at pictures of games of various kinds. I also have painted many miniatures and ...
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How to avoid objects casting shadows when taking pictures of products?

Let's assume you have no equipment at all & are not going to be able to get any right now - then a cloudy day is the best you can hope for. A sunny day will make hard shadows, cloudy days don't. ...
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What are some tips to improve this product photo?

Everything is a matter of personal taste or local culture, but: The background is much too present (the holly's berries are hardly visible). It can also throw off an automatic color balance, and the ...
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What can I do to take better/more interesting photographs of tabletop games?

Get a polarizer filter. You'd typically want the "circular" ones, though in this day and age you'd be hard-pressed to find one that's not. I noticed that your first and third shots show some ...
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How can I get all of the text on a reflective surface (DVD case) in focus?

To avoid the flash obscuring the text on the case, I would take the photo at a angle to the surface on which the DVD rests. Sounds like you're probably using the built-in flash on your camera. A ...
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How to avoid objects casting shadows when taking pictures of products?

Construct an omnidirectional chamber. This can be a tent constructed using a bedsheet or a rectangular cavity constructed using snow-white Styrofoam sheets from Home Depot or white poster paper. You ...
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How do I get rid of this orange tint and reflection while keeping my label well lit and visible?

What's illuminating the softbox in the background? I assume not just the strobes? Whatever it is, you probably need to reduce its intensity until it's just barely saturating. The brighter the ...
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How can I improve my photographs of bedsheets for use in an online store?

I can see several things you could do, based on the previous answer & comments, as well as the original question. [Some are repeats.] You need more light. Longer exposure if you have a tripod or ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I use for reference the first half page of hits when I search "product photographs industrial refrigerator"… You'll notice the very first thing you are going to need is a white room, or if budget is ...
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70cm perfect focus depth of field for product photography

And the other option besides the one Romeo Ninov mentions (tilt lens) is focus stacking. Basically is adjusting focus bit by bit taking several shots. This is better done manually doing the focus. If ...
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What can I do to take better/more interesting photographs of tabletop games?

This feedback covers the framing of the shots, less the technical aspect of it. I would dig more into the feedback you got - I was told recently that my image work needed to improve. What is ...
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What causes color artifacts on the strings while shooting guitars?

We've just figured it out. As Ben Rudgers correctly pointed out, the problem is caused by the lack of anti-aliasing filter on the Hasselblad sensor. It produces much sharper pictures, but with a lot ...
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Shooting glass product with embossment

Two things seem apparent to me looking at this setup. First, the position of the subject appears to be a little further from the camera than the lights. Before you fool with the position of any ...
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What should I consider when getting a camera for product photography?

Do I really need a DSLR camera for this? No. The smaller the objects you want to photograph get, the more difficult it is sometimes to use a dSLR, because of the more expensive lens requirements ...
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Why are my product photographs not sharp?

I see very little to no noise in the example provided with the question. What is evident from looking at the example is blurring that can be attributed to the effects of diffraction by using an ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

It appears your aperture is still too open for the subject to be entirely in focus, at the current distance between the lens and the subject. You could tackle this issue in three ways: 1) Close down ...
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Why is live view so dark when I'm shooting with strobes?

You need to turn off exposure simulation in live view. Exposure simulation can only show you what the image would look like without flash, because the flash burst isn't in the scene until you take the ...
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How to improve my product photo shoot to look like Apple's Mac Pro product site?

How to improve my product photo shoot to look like Apple's Mac Pro product site? I think there are two important things to keep in mind: The main idea with low-key photography is that you want to ...
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What can I do to take better/more interesting photographs of tabletop games?

To complement other answers: there is a lot you can do in post production as well. Here's what can be achieved after playing 5 minutes in Lightroom: EDIT - after using the dehaze filter:
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

Suggestions to let the watch reflect less light: You can use a dulling spray of clear lacquer from the art store. You can use a mixture of water and talcum powder and spray this over the watch. ...
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How can I improve my photographs of bedsheets for use in an online store?

I think this is a fine start for most online sales. However, there are two easy improvements you could make. First, the exposure is rather low. Assuming you are using a tripod, increase the shutter ...
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How to avoid objects casting shadows when taking pictures of products?

Product photography is an independent and broad field of photography so if you want to achieve profesional results you should invest in learning how to do it, a camera that can control an external ...
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