Is Product Photography for Me?

Last week I played around with some bottles I had lying around. I was wondering how I could create a nice picture of these glass objects. Glass is always a difficult when they enter my viewfinder. Or at least a factor of annoyance.  They reveal everything. I had to learn this the hard way. Seeing yourself in a reflection of a window or some designer vase can be fun, a little easter egg, but mostly it’s a pain in the ass. Trying to Photoshop yourself out takes time. Time you can’t always afford.

So as a non-product photographer I wanted to learn how to deal with it head on. By using a glass object as the subject of the photo shoot.  It was really interesting to shoot these bottles (and drink them too ;)). Every tiny detail mattered. From the placement of the strobes, the white boards I used and the cleanliness of the glass (had to Photoshop out a big fat fingerprint, ugh).

I’m pretty happy with the results. Although it was a time-consuming process. But a pretty fun one to do. I learned something new. And maybe I can take it to the next level someday.






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Famous Movies through Fashion by Candice Milon


Perhaps the way French photographer Candice Milon captured iconic movie costumes could be a neat way to photograph your own wardrobe. Which shirt matches with which pants?
But back to the series by Candice Milon. She shows us that the clothes worn by movie actors do play an important role in how we remember those movies. It’s a very nice fashion catalog. Or a catalog for potential movie-themed-party-costumes. But for now it’s a nice way for you to guess the characters’ names and movie titles of each photo.

Candice Milon’s website:

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