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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    As it's the holiday season, I'm sure everyone got a few new gadgets, and I'd like to see them! I, personally, love well designed products and I'm incredibly interested in their designs - and of course product photography itself.

    To start the thread, here are three of my product shots. They're not new, but I'll add some new ones later on when I got inspired by yours. ;)

    First, just a clean, simple shot on a white background:

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    Second, the awesome B&W P5 connected to an iPod Classic - simply the best combination for on-the-go music:

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    And last, just a fun little composite wallpaper not to miss my Wii U when I'm not home:

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  2. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Showing off some Minolta stuff of course. I have used these as desktop backgrounds.

    All Minolta 28mm 1:3.5 lenses with SR-mount in my collection.
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    Minolta XD7 with Minolta MD W.Rokkor 28mm 1:2
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  4. Snowy

    Snowy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Barry
    Nice idea for a topic and great product shots so far.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some neat shots here.

    Here's one I never posted.

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  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Tried to use my Sigel black glass magnet board (god, those guys build the coolest magnet boards on the planet!) as a ground and a piece of styrofoam as a background today. As a light, I used the built-in flash of my NEX-7, bounced upwards, with two reflectors. One was a business card taped to the flash to reflect the light forward, one was a piece of A4 sized paper to get light from the top.

    In post, I didn't do much - just cloning out a few dust spots and adding some clarity. So this is basically the simplest setup you can use for product photography - you don't need any equipment besides your camera. I think they turned out quite good for the little equipment used.

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  7. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
    A couple from last year
    1) First camera i used ( my father purchased it in 1955/56 ) The 2 strange accessories are on the left a rangefinder ( precursor to autofocus) and on the right Exposure meter ( no TTL then )
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    2) Last camera i bought Alpha7R shown here with very rare Minolta 85mm F1.4 G (D) Limited lens adapted through Sony LA-EA4
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  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I'm still trying to figure out where to go with product photography. I think it's an area with endless possibilities which have not yet been explored. This time, I tried to tell little stories with the product shots.

    Not sure where my little product photography experiments will end, but they're fun anyway.


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  10. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    This one makes me think of Pac-Mac - which is probably apt!
     
  11. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Hey, you just guessed the title of the photo! ;)
     
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  12. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    You can always open some sort of online store and put them to work! :D

    Selling my glass art on ETSY is what prompted me to explore this genre. And the occasional eBay auction... for all the good my better-than-average listing shots seem to do me. :confused:
     
  13. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    True. Recently, I was able to snap a 3DS XL at ebay that could easily have been sold for €50 - €80 more if the photo was better. The device itself is like new, but on the ebay photo it looked horrible, so money saved for me. :)