Tilt and shift lenses and adapters are commonly used for architectural photography, but they can be a useful tool when photographing products too.
In this product photography class Karl makes use of a tilt and shift adapter to overcome two particular challenges. He gives a clear explanation of what a tilt and shift adapter does, the benefits of using one and how to use it for product photography.
You’ll see two different lighting setups, one that makes use of largely indirect light for a broad, even effect, and one that makes use of small, carefully controlled pockets of light for a far more dramatic result.
In this product photography class we cover the following:
- Product photography: How to use a tilt and shift adapter
- How to photograph architectural instruments
- Scheimpflug principle
- How to avoid reflections in shiny metal objects
- Two light setup for soft, even light
- Lighting setups for dramatic effect
If you’re interested in learning more about tilt and shift adapters or technical cameras, watch our live talk show with architectural photographer Sean Conboy.
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