Product Studio Photography BTS:
The Final Image
First of all, I started to work with position of tube. You can see that tube is slightly rotated to the right, this way it looks a bit more interesting. The tube was standing on Manfrotto Magic Arm. Narrow bracket doesn’t create unwanted reflections on black surface.
As a background I’ve used black fabric.
Softbox with Canon 580 EX II was positioned behind diffusion panel to create smooth gradient. Another stripbox with Canon 430 EX II gives nice rim light. It takes some practise to manage right position of light source to get not too thick not too thin rim light.
Exactly same setup for another side. Tricky part here is to keep distance between all elements (lighting, diffusion panel, object) at same distance as it was at the first shot (of course if you want to see symmetrical reflections).
I wanted to keep correct scale, so the tube was removed and silver clips were positioned at same place. This way I shouldn’t change focus, distance and many other things. Magic Arm was a reference point to keep all parts in DOF.
And that’s it for production part. You can download PSD file to see how all parts were blended together.