Photigy Online Workshop: Conceptual Advertising – Casio Watch
Instructor: Marios Karampalis
In this series of videos Marisos Karampalis of File Photography Studio will show you how to take a basic product – in this case a Casio watch, and transform it from a ordinary product shot, into a conceptual advertising image that can make your work stand out from the crowd.
You will examine the basic problems that a photographer can have with any watch shot. These include the dealing with the reflective part of the bezel or circular band around the watch face and how stray reflections from the camera or other objects can get in the way of creating a great image.
How to deal with the crystal or glass that covers the face of the watch to insure no distractions or unwanted artifacts are captured, and getting the most out of the texture and subtleties of the wrist band of the watch. In this course you will see how to use diffusers with your strobes to get the best quality of lighting and bring out the subtle gradients to highlight the nuances of the product to the greatest degree.
To make this product shot conceptual, you will see how to create metallic islands for the watch to sit on, the container that the watch and islands are housed in, and using the water to create wave effects that bring this shot to life.
After taking a couple images to gain different lighting angles as well as additional images to add ripples to the water, you will see how to lay everything out in Photoshop and the steps that are needed to bring it all together into the final image you see above.
Total Running Time: 32min