It was a very chill out weekend, so as we are back to the grindstone today thought I would share this invisible black background set up with you guys.
I follow a cool photographer and retoucher called Glyn Dewis. He has been posting some new work which he uses an invisible black background. He photographs his subject in day light, but using a single strobe or speedlight creates a black background, while his subject get perfectly lit. So I thought I would show you how its done to.
This is done by being able to trigger off camera flash and doing the following.
1 Setting your camera to manual
2 setting the ISO to its lowest, normally iso100
3 Setting your shutter speed to its highest sync speed for flash, the Norm is 1/250th or 1/200th. I have a Canon EOS 6D for some reason Canon thought 1/180th would be ok, I don’t know why they have done this but they did.
4 Set your aperture just high enough, so when you take a picture its just black on the back of your camera with no flash firing.
When you take another shot with the flash switched on you will capture what ever is being lit by the flash and all other light will drop off leaving a black background.
As you can see by this first image I was set up in my garden in daylight.
The second shot below is from the back of the camera without the flash firing. Its given me a great starting point my aperture was about F10.
This third image is my final shot after I had been playing around with the flash position to get the look I wanted.
We have all been on websites where the images of the product they are selling just suck. If you are anything like me, you will avoid these sites like the plague when parting with your hard earned cash.
We all judge on first impressions, and an unprofessional looking website will be loosing you hundreds of customers by simply not investing in professional photography. The penny pinchers out there will say “I know I will use my phone.” It’s not a case of saving money, with professional photography you are investing in your brand and staying a step ahead of your competitors to attract customers to your product.
Here at DW Images Photography I invest a lot of time giving my clients professional images that they are proud to use on there websites. The Images below are what I have put together to prove the point, the first one is just shot on my mobile phone under electric light and the second is shot in a professional studio set up.
If you are looking to add or update your images on your website, come and talk to myself at DW Images Photography. I can offer great rates and quick turn around on your website photography.
Shooting product for one of my clients today. A mix of perfume and hair products, that needs to shot on a clean white background. These are the images of the set-up I am using. The product is sitting on white … Continue reading →