Setting the stage


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Setting the stage

So we're here in the studio and our task is to shoot a really wonderful product shot of this beautiful new trek bicycle. And we're working in a cove, a really fantastic space that has a freshly painted white floor and we're going to take advantage of all the things that we can use today to make a great photograph of this bike. We want the photograph not only to be a really nice stand-alone image, but we also want to be able to remove the background using Adobe Photoshop and create what's called a knockout so that we can take this picture and create a mask of the bicycle and then put that into another background. But the first task is to make as good a picture of this bike showing all the details, all the features, all the shapes, all the relative sizes as we possibly can.

So the first step was to take the bicycle and to hang it from the series of Matthew's arms and suspend the bike from these booms using fishing line. Monofilament line, which is what this is. And we'...

Setting the stage
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Setting the stage provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jim Sugar as part of the Shooting with Wireless Flash: Product Shots

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