How I obtained the picture: Classic Kodak digital camera
Product pictures with reflections could be a little tough, however with somewhat little bit of endurance, you will get some wonderful pictures. Right here’s how I obtained the shot with the classic Kodak digital camera.
Props and Background
- Black acrylic (perspex) sheet, however you would use black mission paper & a mirror, or perhaps a mattress sheet (however that received’t offer you reflections)
- Classic Kodak Digicam and previous books, however you would use absolutely anything.
(Please excuse the mess within the background, at present telling myself I AM cleansing and sorting issues out whereas the studio is shut for the vacations – however reality be informed it’s only a large previous mess!)
Digicam and lighting gear
Digicam — Aperture Precedence mode, f/2.8, ISO100, 1/13 seconds, Auto White Steadiness, an adjustable focus for focus stacking. I had my Adaptalux gentle arms on full energy.
I truly focus stacked this shot, taking 13 pictures of the identical picture barely transferring my focus level from the entrance of the scene to the again. Then taking all my photographs into Luminar Neo and used the brand new Focus Stack extension.
Why focus stack my photographs? Because the acrylic throws loads of specular highlights round, there are many reflections (and mud) I needed to maintain the aperture to f/2.8
I added somewhat Construction, Temper (Nineteen Sixties), ran it by means of Noiseless AI (on low), and popped in a little bit of ImproveAI. Dropped the shadows and elevated the Good Distinction within the Develop panel. There was additionally some mud and specs on my acrylic (all the time appears to draw mud) so I ran the Erase over a number of spots too. A remaining crop and voila all finished.
TIP: Generally catching the lights in your reflection could be a bit tough. Both transfer the arms till they’re simply out of shot. Or away out of your topic to allow them to be erased or cloned out.
I took the identical picture at f/2.8 and centered solely on the sting of the lens, after which the identical shot at f/11, see beneath. As you’ll be able to see there may be fairly a distinction. Usually, I shoot for the blur. However after I need all the small print, focus stacking offers me one of the best of each worlds.