Making of “Soap and bubbles” shot –
Product Photography Behind The Scene
Hello, my name Aleksandr Vlassyuk, a photographer from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I studied graphic arts at university, and have worked more than 10 years as a graphic designer.
Photography had been my hobby since childhood, and it become a passion when I created a small photography studio.
I enjoy advertising photography as well as landscape, portrait and wedding photography and I shoot a lot for photo stock agencies such as shutterstock.com
To make the soap bar stand I made a bracket from the paper clips and fixed strip of clear plastic on the back of a soap at the right for me angle. Two leaves I connected together using a double-sided scotch tape.
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The whole composition was set on a black plexiglass and on the back dark blue paper background drop.
Now about the lighting setup:
On the left I used 40 x 140 cm stripbox.
To separate the object from the background I used light with 10° honeycomb grid.
After taking few test shots, I decided to add diffuser in front of the stripbox to soften the light.
When that was set I added another stripbox 20×90 cm on top.
And the last light source with 5° honeycomb grid was places on the right to highlight the soap and leaves.
To create the bubbles I used dishwashing soap mixed with a little bit of water and through a straw I blew bubbles in the places I needed.
And this is the final image