Golf ball and camera

I've done exactly zero professional product photography, but these were some experimental shots I made over ten years ago when I bought some studio lights and wanted to see what they could do. I re-processed them tonight as I was looking through my archived images.

Nike Shoe

I am looking for critique!

I shot this a while ago and reedited it - now I am looking for someone who is willing to tell me the truth about this photo.

If you want to critique more of my photographs - feel free to do this on my profile or also on Instagram (smatthiasc -

Thank you...

Simple wine bottle

I built a small black plastic box and cut out two rectangular areas from the back side (for rim lights) and one from the right side (key light). I also cut a circular hole in the front side, and I stick my lens into it. Over the back and side apertures I glued white diffusing paper.

In this way I can shoot reproducible photographs of...

My first shot at product photography

Hi group,

See below my first product photo, obviously a composite of several photos I shot. I followed instructions by several youtubers on the topic. What I like about product photography is the controlled environment and I believe if one is a good product photographer, he has a lot of what he needs for other types of photography, such...

Product Hero Shot Practice

Hi, this is my first post here.

I've been a product retoucher for many years and recently started "focusing" more on the photography side. I'm looking to improve my photography, lighting and image editing. I photographed and edited these mock ads for this purpose.

Constructive critiques welcome of course.

Glass weave candleholder

As I'm building a portfolio for my wife's glass art, I'm learning more about lighting the curved glass (and the headaches that come with it). This piece is a weaved candleholder that is beautiful during the day, but is absolutely stunning at night when the candle is lit.

For this image, I placed the glass in a dark photo cube and placed...

Babolat Shoe

I have never done this sort of work but I wanted to try something different. It was a time intensive project and I am decently happy with my results.

The Crystal Queen

Playing around with light on shiny things for products. Poor Queen, unlike Midas, anything she touches turns to crystal. The last of her kind. I focus stacked the images. I couldn't figure out how to truly light the center of the stand the girl is sitting in. Any ideas? Also how do you properly illuminate the objects from behind. I tried taking...

First Product Feedback Please

Hello everyone,

I would appreciate any feedback. This is my first try at shooting something like this. Watched some youtube videos on focus stacking and product photography, was really intrigued, and thought I would give it a try. I decided on this ring because it has a lot of texture, and dings from wear. I thought about smoothing out...

Sugar in the Raw

So besides shooting a lot of food photography I also shoot A LOT of knockout images for clients websites. Here is a recent shot I did for sugar in the raw. I believe it is being used both in their sell sheets to restaurants and to be used on their website. A lot of retouching but hopefully it doesn't really show.