It was an unusual assignment (it is hard to call a book a product, thee are no AD-shot of the book itself), and I must say that I was slightly surprised by the submissions. Surprised by considerable amount of blood on the shots as well as strong religious motives :-) In any case, it was an interesting experience.
Here are the submissions:
Weekly Studio Assignment Results
Studio Photography Insights Video:
Lighting setups and behind the shot info is on the corresponded forum thread: The book shot
The next week assignment is:
An AD-style shot of audio speakers. It can be headphones or large floor towers, but the shot should be an interesting, and telling story. I repeat this again and again, that a good product photographer has to do more than just a perfect product shot. Catalog work is boring, and lets go one step higher and create an advertisement shot. Besides everything, AD-job many time better paid than any other product photography routine shots.
Here is the forum submission page. Note: please add your name to the image you submit. It can be a small corner watermark or image’s filename can contain your name. This way I can tell who’s image is this during the review.