An attempt at super low-cost product shots

An attempt at super low-cost product shots

I took a series of very basic product shots using some cardboard, Gaffa tape, an entry-level DSLR, a Metz flash and an OmniBounce. No umbrellas or complicated light set up.
Just. One. Flash.
The most important thing I noticed was that even a 10 degree change of the flash angle caused harsh ugly shadows. I got the best results with the flash set to shoot straight up. It gave me the light I needed and by bouncing off the ceiling I got some nice soft shadows with most products.
If you need to take some product shots, why not have a look around to see if you can make a quick seamless background and take some half decent photos of the actual product instead of stealing the manufacturer’s shots. Even if it’s just for eBay… Maybe it’s time to get rid of some of those Christmas presents??? :D

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