Friday, June 22, 2012

DIY tabletop photography

It occurred to me that I can use my white plastic Ikea waste bin for table top photos.

The idea is that you place your subject in a white enclosure and shoot it with a lot of flash, where the light will diffuse nicely around the subject.

I got some unexpected results and found that some objects worked better than others in this set up. With a bit of experimenting most problems work themselves out eventually.





A lemon worked ok, but a much bigger orange did not have sufficient room to get illuminated evenly.


Perspective worked well too, so long as there was sufficient white space around them.





A big-ish ornamental box worked ok, but a much smaller crystal trinket washed out.










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