Building product photography

May 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Here are some samples of my shoot of Contour radiator guards. The images are of the product in situ, at Brighton Girls' School. Most of the photos were lit with a bounce flash (sometimes two) for consistent colour temperature. This was relatively straightforward as all the ceilings and most of the walls were white. This was especially useful in the shot against the window, where there was strong and very contrasty sunlight - the flash lighting made for much more even illumination without eradicating the pleasant appearance of the sunlight.

The brief required me to have general views of the product in context, and also some details, notably the way that it accommodates controls on existing radiators, and 'anti-ligature features', meaning the rounded ends which nothing can get caught on. 

The camera used was the Canon 5DS-R, which has very high sensor resolution and has a modified low-pass filter enabling very sharp images. Two lenses were used - the Canon TSE-17 shift lens with a 1.4x adaptor, making the equivalent of 24mm; and the Canon 24-105 zoom. 

The image of the radiator against the green brick background was heavily altered in Photoshop in order to appear level, when in fact it was on a sloping surface - video of process here https://youtu.be/7WpZZLp9-ms 


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