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IQ Cosmetics

A friend once called me and said he wanted a picture as a print for his Cosmetics-Studio. He gave me all this filthy, tiny pictures he made himself or he found on the internet!! for printing.

I told him there would be a better way to do this and asked him for a new cosmetics brush. He was kind of in a hurry to get these things done, so believe it or not but this shot was a 10min shoot, 10min retouch, ready for printing.

I've done a product shot shortly before and had nearly everything in place. I got a piece of black Perspex, a fishing line, some tape and everything was ready.

I taped the fishing line to the back of the handle and attached the other end to a boom arm. Two striplights from each side for the reflections a black background and boom, we had a shot.

Let me know what you think of the Picture, would love to talk to you guys about it.

Hasselblad H4D
80mm · f/6.3 · 1/250s · ISO 100
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Shane Castle's picture

This appears to be dark-field lighting. This is a technique I want to master, myself. Looks like you've got it down.

Patrick Burger's picture

It is, sort of, there are so many different approaches to get the look done. I believe you will master this technique with ease. Thank you for your kind words.

Brandy Yowell's picture

Very sleek!

Patrick Burger's picture

Hy Rebecca, was a little confused at first but know everything's completed. :-) Pretty exciting! Thank you for the chance.

Patrick Burger's picture

Thank you very much Rebecca, i'm so happy that you have chosen my picture for today! Totally excited about it!

Paul Whittingham's picture

Great result from a 10 minute quickie, props! :)