How to Light Products with a Single Speedlite
At the very beginning of actual photo shoot, I needed to mount the DJI gimbal on the light stand. I took some foam and removed the battery from the gimbal and put it together on the light stand.
After that, I needed to fixate all moving parts of the gimbal. To do that, I used a regular tape.
I was taking few shots for the each side with different focus points and positions of a light source. Changing focus plane allows me to precisely lit every single area of a product. Moreover, at the end, this will give me a wide depth of field overall and the whole product will be “in focus”. I did exactly the same thing for another side of the gimbal.
First, I used command File > Scripts > Load files into Stack (choose all open files) then choose necessary layers and Edit > Auto Align Layers for the right position of all the layers. For each shot, I changed Blending Mode from Normal to Lighten and add a layer mask to hide particular areas. Also, I added Curves adjustment layer to make some additional corrections.
To colorize the small indicators, I used the Pen Tool for selection and paint them with provided colors: #19c012 (the green one), #0ca7d6 (the blue one) using Linear Light blending mode.
Next step – cleaning up. I used a Frequency Separation technique with a different radius from 2 px to 9 px. On the lower layer, I used a Mixer Brush tool and for the upper layer, I used Clone Stamp tool. When basic cleaning was done, I finely tuned some parts of the image with Curves layers.