Display Web Shoot

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I recently have become involved in a project to shoot some display items for a factory that specialises in printed ‘point of sale’ display items for the retail market. 

The idea being to move the products to a setting that is at odds with the items themselves. Our main idea being to take photographs of some of their Christmas items and place them on a sandy beach in the middle of summer! 

These images are of some example products taken at a countryside landmark site close to their factory. Many thanks to the farmer that kindly lent us his field. The weather wasn’t too kind as we had heavy downpours with plenty of wind on an exposed site. Now, not too much of a problem until you realise that these items are made of cardboard and although very rigid and strong are relatively light. The shot of the big Samsung plaque acted like a sail and took some effort to hold into place. What you can’t see is the able assistant clinging on for dear life behind the display unit!

Anyway, it was a fun shoot and we have some ideas for more as we progress…

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Hair Flick!

General

This image is the classic “Girl in Pool’ hair flick shot that we did for fun.

It requires an element of trial and error and ideally would have a more neutral background. The sun was behind the model and slightly to the right of camera which helped to highlight the water splashes against the darker backdrop.

Technically, it’s relatively simple. A wide aperture, a fast shutter speed, low ISO and a model willing to keep on and on doing ‘the flick’ until the shot has been achieved. The techs are 1/1600th sec, f3.5, 100ISO shot with a 70-200mm zoom lens at 80mm. It’s an effective look and post processing has been kept to a minimum with a slightly contrasty retro feel improving the original shot.

Its fun to shoot and adds a distraction to the hot, lazy, summer days during the holiday period…
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