Wednesday, September 05, 2007

ESTEE - Deluxe Product Shots with Lots to Think About: Pure Color EyeShadow, Frame 77, Edit C

ESTEE - Deluxe Pure Color EyeShadow.
In my humble opinion - probably one of the toughest subjects to photograph well - and by no means am I saying mine is perfect. Here's what makes this type of shot so tough:

1) Lots of Color. EyeShadow colors: The photo MUST match the real thing.
2) A mirrored subject.
3) A subject with Gold (or Silver) Reflective Surface.
4) A subject with translucent glass or plastic.
5) A subject where texture may be important.
6) To retain and "edge" to the glass or plastic when shooting against white seamless.
This subject has all of those characteristics & requirements.

Lighting:
1) One Systems Imaging, 600 Watt-Seconds Compact Flash with NO Attachments.
2) One 20 Watt Twister Light.
3) One 30 Watt Twister Light.

I kept part of the shadow to retain a little of the 3-D Feel, and made the background seamless.

It ended up with more of a "artsy / painterly" feel to it; and that's OK, but I was actually intending to do a straight Product shot.

Uploaded by fine-grain on 5 Sep 07, 11.36AM MYT.

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