Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Styling a blanket on a chair, part of Product Photography for Clothes and Textiles.
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…In this chapter I'd like to talk to you about…how to style a blanket or a throw on a chair.…What we have to work with is a chenille throw, textured on one side…satin on the other, and we're going to talk about styling techniques for that.…As you can see there's quite a bit of other gear around me.…We've already roughed some things in, don't worry I'll…call all that out later on in this chapter.…Right now I'd really like to focus…on the styling of the throw.…The other thing too just a point, you might notice…on the floor here we've got towels and sheets spread everywhere.…
What we're trying to do is to protect the rug here at home.…A lot of my equipment goes out on the road,…we do location work, and when it comes home the,…you know, the bases of the stands aren't necessarily clean…so it's really important to kind of protect the home environment.…It keeps the spouse happy which is very key.…So moving on, what we have is this throw textured in kind…of shimmering chenille on one side and then satin on the other.…
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.