Product Shoot - Moleskine

How do I shoot a picture perfect product?  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Thats how!  I wanted to get a header for the blog page on this website.  For me, I primarily scribble down ideas for the blog throughout the day in my notebook.  Im an idea-hoarder and my internal hard drive is running low on memory so I export everything to the same type of notebooks Picasso and Van Gough used at one point --- a moleskine.  

Let me take you through the steps of how I achieved my final shot.

I started with 1 key light (strobe + umbrella - umbrella is necessary to soften the light).  

I started with 1 key light (strobe + umbrella - umbrella is necessary to soften the light).  

After taking my first shot you can see the harsh shadows on the left side of the moleskine book.  To fill these shadows you are going to need a reflector or secondary light.  I used a secondary light.

After taking my first shot you can see the harsh shadows on the left side of the moleskine book.  To fill these shadows you are going to need a reflector or secondary light.  I used a secondary light.

My secondary light is a diy construction from Indy Mogul.  Simple, powerful design.   

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-video-light-800-watt-equivalent-for-86/

The shot below shows what happens when you add your fill (secondary) light.  All of the harsh shadows are filled and your image is properly lit.  

final product

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Steven Baker

Bakerture Photo & Video, 1210 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, 22204, United States