Monday, 23 May 2016

Better product photos

So, I've just finished posting some new product photos on Shapeways and wanted to show what I used for the backdrop:
Photographic Sweep Stand
The idea is that by clamping a piece of paper with one of these stands on each end, it creates the effect of an infinite plane, a featureless neutral backdrop, perfect for closeups of small objects on a non-distracting background. Here's a picture of the barn owl with and without the infinity plane, all lighting and positioning is otherwise the same:
Barn Owl without infinity plane
Barn Owl with infinity plane

It takes about 3.5 hours to print a set of these stands (Thingiverse #106568), but for photographing small objects it is the most useful tool I can recommend.
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