Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting and shooting a photo of a blanket on a chair, part of Product Photography for Clothes and Textiles.
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…Okay.…We've completed the styling and now we've got the camera in position as well.…Notice that I'm shooting with the camera quite…a bit lower than you've seen it before.…The reason being we're kind of main, we're trying to…maintain the same sort of point of view that we've had…in the previous shots where we're really looking directly into…the center of whatever the textile product is we're focused on.…And then I've composed for a crop.…This shoots a fairly wide format,…and we're shooting a fairly square object.…So there's a little extraneous stuff in both sides of…the frame that we'll crop out later on in post.…
So the camera's set, and now it's ready for me focus on lighting.…We're going to be using continuous lighting and one…of the issues you run into with continuous…lighting is that whatever the brightest light is…that's out there wins when you work with continuous.…When we worked with the strobes, they've overpowered…all the lights that have been set up for the…actual film-making that's going on while, while we do these lessons.…
In this course, commercial photographer Konrad Eek explores the creative and technical decisions involved in photographing textiles. After introducing basics, such as ironing and folding, the course explores a variety of shooting scenarios, including photographing a garment on a slant board or against a wall, a blanket draped on a chair, and a stack of clothing. Konrad demonstrates basic lighting techniques as well as more advanced ones, such as using a cookie (also called a gobo or cuculoris) to cast dramatic shadows. The course concludes with a brief overview of the Adobe Photoshop post-processing often involved in textile photography.