In this product photography class, Karl demonstrates the advantages of using a scrim as he photographs a pair of sunglasses.
Thanks to their curved lenses and gloss frames, sunglasses can be challenging subjects to photograph. Scrims can help you to achieve the beautiful gradient lighting that gives an image that professional quality.
As Karl creates his shot, you’ll see how he positions and angles the product, plus how he lights it using studio flash. As he explains his choice of modifiers, you’ll also learn why softboxes are not the best option for this type of photography and how you can use mirrors to create additional light.
In this class:
- How to photograph sunglasses
- Using scrims to create gradient lighting
- Lighting reflective gloss surfaces
- How to correctly expose an image
- Creating a background glow for product photography
To see how Karl retouched this image, check out Dramatic Lighting for Sunglasses | Post-Production.
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