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Studio Photography Insights hangout #7

This is another Studio Photography Insights hangout with me, Dave Nitsche and many other great guys who joined us.

This time we had an assignment to shoot sexy bottles form Dave Nitsche, and below I’ve selected few images from submissions I like the most. My personal opinion, nothing more:-)

Couple announcements I want to made first:

  1.  Next assignment is a watch shot, (I am thinking about wrist watch shot, but please do not be limited by this), an AD-type of the image which will sell the product.
  2. Do not submit your work here, I’ll have a forum for this. Yes, I am going to open a discussion board, where we can upload our photos (no imgur.com will be needed) and discuss them, as well as discuss other pieces of photography we all love.Forum will be available Monday, I still considering between WP-based forum (bbPress) and stand alone php forum. So, go ahead and shoot the assignment, we’ll have a much better place do discuss in a few days.
  3. I do not like to be the one who choosing “best¬†accomplishments shots” from the assignment, I’d rather want you, my¬†fellow¬†blog reader to do ¬†this dirty job for us:-) So, I am going to add a voting system, so next time you can vote for each submission.

The video from our last hangout below. As usual, I was trying to concentrate on technical side of each photo we review, while Dave was responsible for artistic part of it:-)

Studio Photography Insight #7:


This is what I consider to be the best shots from the previous assignment, a sexy bottle. (order does not mean anything,  same as my consideration:)

Ron Gibbs

Ron gibbs shot
Ron Gibbs shot


Steve Savoie

Steve Savoie shot
Steve Savoie shot


Tim Kou

Tim Kou shot
Tim Kou shot


Jerry Nielsen

Jerry Nielsen shot
Jerry Nielsen shot


As usual, the rest of the submissions as well as lighting setups for each shot is in a comments area of a previous hangout post.

Oh, and ¬†yes, the best shots (kidding:), mine and Dave’s:

Dave Nitsche

Dave Nitsche shot
Dave Nitsche shot

Mine is here


Now, get up and think how to shoot your best looking watch. Lets create a great AD shot. Look at Rolex.com,  montblanc.com or on the gallery of most expensive watches. Your watch might not that expensive, but you can shoot them more interesting: remember, we are trying to get an AD shot, not just a product shot. Telling-story shot is what needed. Lets do it!


Please submit your work to our forum “weekly Assignments” topic:¬†Creative AD-style watch

All the best,


8 responses on "Studio Photography Insights hangout #7"

  1. Hello Alex,

    I am slowly building my studio and I have learned a lot about product studio photography from you and the community you are building here. THANK YOU for sharing everyone!!

    My question is, Dave Nitsche said you recommended a plastic film that helped him with his photo called “Wet”. Could tell a little more about this plastic film he mention and where I buy it?

    Thank you

    David Valdez

  2. Hi Alex. Can’t wait for the forum that you said it will be available on monday. Looking at yours and others photographs everything looks easy. But when you start shooting the nightmare begins. As I started shooting for the wrist watch AD, I get past the composition, focus, stacking , but the glass in the front of the dials is giving me trouble. So can’t wait for the forum, so that I can get some constructive criticism from you guys.

    Keep up the excellent work.


  3. Ron Gibbs stacked two different angle shots.

      • @Alex Koloskov, and it looks not natural, but as separate pictures it’s great
        btw.. Alex – does your manfrotto still table has to different plexi surfaces ? (I mean matte and relfex)
        and is it completely flat (when nothing is put on) ? I’ve just bought quarter the price of manfrotto table (asian one) and everything looks fine but plexi is not completely flat, and grey when lighten only from top (in comparison to white sheet of paper).

  4. Another great hang out Alex. A great one hours + viewing for me well spent. Thank you to all who participated.

    Kind Regards

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