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Photostrip - Kaiser Chiefs - LIVE 27.10.2016, Essigfabrik, Cologne

Hey!

Last week i got the chance to shoot the Kaiser Chiefs, performing performing live in Cologne.

Front man Ricky Wilson threw his microphone into the rafters after the first song, and spend the next few songs singing up in to it while it remained suspended from the ceiling!!

Hope you enjoy the shots from the show!

Cheers, Ant

Shooting Product

Ever wondered how online sellers get their products to look almost like they've been CGI'd on to a white background, almost like they're floating?

Well, here's an example of how it really happens!

This image appears on a friends online shop:

The above image is directly out of the camera - no Photoshop, no sorcery (except for the text of course!).

...and here is how the magic happens...

This is what i used to achieve this image:

2 pieces of white card, 1 piece of glass from an old A4 picture frame, 3 speedlights, some transparent wire (fishing wire or something similar), a table and something to hold the wire. Of course, you need the camera, tripod and product itself!!

Here's the set-up, complete with 15 month old assistant:

So, there you have it! Not as technical as you'd probably think!

The biggest challenge is eliminating shadows. But that can usually be achieved by blowing your background out with flash. If however, you're not working with a white background, then it's going to be a bit more of a challenge! But, like in this situation, once you have you scene and your settings right you can wheel product after product in front of the camera and shoot away!

The main thing is - have fun!!

 

Until next time!

Challenge update!

Hi folks! 

Well, i said in my post last Monday that i wanted to try something new, and had decided to go with video.

Like i said, it seemed a little crazy not to jump on the band wagon given the fact that i have the necessary camera, lenses, lights, microphone, computer with editing software etc. I was just lacking the courage to take the plunge!

Well, i did it! 

I already posted a video here last week. Since then i've posted a video from a shoot at the weekend, and have a couple more in the pipeline already.

I have set up a new youtube channel here

Hopefully there will be plenty more videos to come, so make sure you subscribe and check back regularly to see what i've been up to!

In the mean time, i hope you all have a great week!

Thanks for reading!

Apeman