This year I’m trying to focus more on still life and product photography. I’ve always enjoyed product shots and it makes getting new items even more fun. This is a Louis Vuitton handbag I got my girlfriend as a present last year. I have wanted to take a decent shot of it for quite some time now and I finally got around to it.
I wanted to experiment with my flash gels and the above image wasn’t my first attempt. Below is the first image I came up with when using a red gel on my Speedlight.
For this image ( which we will call image B for less confusion), I went for the more slight side and top lighting with the red gel. The main difference is I had the gel aimed directly at the product at 1/128th power. For the featured image at the top, I had the flash at around 1/16th power aimed at the background below the table. I personally like the more strong and vibrant color on the featured image over the more subtle color in image B but I know my girlfriend and some friends preferred image B.
I hope to continue to improve my product photography at every chance I get.