No Budget Product Shot

Yeah, yesterday's shot was a baby stroller. That I'm posting photos of baby paraphernalia at this early stage means one of two things:

  1. The apocalypse is near, or
  2. I actually like the design of this.

Take your pick, you're probably correct with either choice.

Anyways.. this was my feeble attempt at trying to key out the background for that typical 'product shot' photography. Although I knew in advance that I didn't have bright enough lights to fill the background, I went ahead anyways. My weapon of choice? The 2,000,000 candle flashlight. A little Photoshop masking was required but it's semi-passable.

A word of advice — bed sheets taped to the wall aren't the ideal solution but for really, really low-budget work they do the trick.

Upcoming group show: Diane Purdie and I have 20 odd pieces on display (photographs & paintings/collage) at the Newmarket Theatre for the next month and a half. I think we're tentatively naming the show 'Memories from the Day Shift' — yeah, it's all industrial-related goodness. If you're not attending a performance at the theatre, you can stop by between 1 and 5:30 pm Mon-Fri, and between Noon and 4pm on Saturdays. If you're in the area, have a look! I've mostly got Bethlehem Steel photos on display as well as some older shots.

And, here's a map to the theatre.

The In Transit exhibition at the Toronto Free Gallery is still up and running (a little closer to home for you Toronto folk).