Help with crazy plastic surface & relections

I'm shooting some basic products in their packaging on white, usually a simple gig. This set of products are sold direct to commercial clients so the packaging consists of a product card in either a sealed or ziplock plastic bag. They are also soft, bulky, and organic shapes. I'm having a heck of a time getting a clean look (sample posted). So...

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...

Concept in advertising images - How important is it?

Whilst I think that it's important to have a well lit and compost subject for a product image, I also think that concept is equally important.

In this image I've tried to convey the way in which reading a book surrounds us by words, it allows us to be removed from our normal, everyday environmental as we are immersed in the words and...

One Million

Hi, i tried to light the perfume bottle from one million in a specific way. This is the result. Any thoughts what could be done better are welcome.

Hiroshima Carp Hat

This is my first real go at product photography. I'm a web designer and will be designing a new website for a small clothing company and have been asked to shoot their hats for the site. So I decided to work on my technique.

What do you guys think? Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

First attempt

I have been wondering about product photography for a while, and when I bought this as a Christmas gift, I decided to see if I could get something I liked before wrapping it up. This is shot with one tightly gridded speedlight held above the vase and just out of shot, and a softbox just under the lens to fill in the shadow. The backdrop is a...

Shoes: Under Armour Charged Lightning

Here's a recent shoot I did for a class assignment. I got an early Christmas present and the assignment was Product Photography, or in other words "sell me a product."

I include multiple variations of each image, most notably a "clean version" without lightning and then the electrified versions. If it wasn't clear, the lightning is...

Finlaggan Whiskey

From a recent product shoot. However, this is version 2. This image uses 3 lights and only some additional layers of the label and cap. Still a composite, it was built so the bottle can be isolated and the background reflections etc adjusted as needed. My previous attempt utilized only 1 light source and was composited from about 6-10 image,...

Photographing Glass

My wife is an amazing glass artist, and has decided to build a portfolio. This is one of her smaller pieces.

I've been tasked with photographing the glass, and I gladly accept the challenge. I chose not to use a completely enclosed cube, opting instead for indirect lighting (to prevent glare) and lighting underneath to illuminate the...


My first try with splash product photography.

I used 3 Elinchrom D-Lite 400ti strobes with Elinchrom Skyport HS+ trigger. These strobes have a very long flash duration which makes them perfect fit for the Skyport HS+ trigger. It enabled me to shoot this image at 1/8000sec for the splash part, ISO1600. Main shot is done at ISO100 and all...

Flying Coke Cans

I would like to get some feedback on this product shot.


Edge light: 2x Profoto B1 with stripboxes behind frosted perspex panels
Background: 1x Profoto B1 with 30° grid and blue color gel behind frosted perspex panel
Fill: 1x Elinchrom Pro Head 500Ws with standard reflector and 16° grid

Jewelry Photography

There are a lot of details when it comes to jewelry. There are beautiful, high-quality photos showcasing these details.
They are essential factors for a professional, consistent and reputable site, so retouch the jewelry product photography that photographers often fall into when photographing their products.

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Cleaning product before taking photo

This is a very simple step that newbies rarely notice. If we take a little time to...

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.

BWW Hot Sauce

This was not shot for Buffalo Wild Wings. I've just had the idea for a while and wanted to use a brand that has some killer sauce.

This is a composite of 2 major images: one being the bottle with proper lighting, the second being the bottle with the flames being shot at it from behind. I used rubbing alcohol and a spray bottle to create...