Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Styling the stack of towels for the photo, part of Product Photography for Clothes and Textiles.
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…In these next few movies, we're going to talk…about a part of styling called the color story.…This type of photography is used when you have multiple items…that are the same item that vary in pattern or color.…We're going to start off with a group of…beach towels that we're going to style in a stack,…and then we're going to move on to a group…of blouses that we're going to style in a fan.…Those are the two most common types of color stories.…It's a nice…way to, in a compact fashion.…Show a lot of different things, on both of…these photographs too we're going to do the work…outside when we go to photography we want to show…you some tools for taking advantage of natural sunlight.…
For a host of reasons though we want to…do the styling inside one its Oklahoma and its…the summer time its a lot more comfortable inside…and also the indoor environment can be much cleaner.…Outdoors you can run into soil issues…insect issues I mentioned temperature issues either hot…or cold it's just better to do this part of it in a more controlled environment.…
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.