Behind the Scene: Oliva Burton Product Photography
When I photograph a product, I try to incorporate natural elements because nature brings unique texture, color, and shape to life. It is an individualistic art that I cannot take control but it's there for appreciation and I apply its charm to my images. Unlike nature, products are created with precision with modern technology and product photography is a very technical field. I guess I blend natural elements to balance out life and lifeless object.
In this photoshoot, I used Olivia Burton watch. Olivia Burton is an accessories store based in London, England. I utilized hydrangeas flowers for the background because of the hydrangeas motif in the face of the watch and I thought about the fog because when I think about London, I always see a foggy weather. However, this is an evaporation than a fog. You know when you walk in the early morning during winter, the dew from overnight evaporates as the sun rises over the horizon. That dewy misty atmosphere was my intention.
- Nikon D810
- 200mm macro lens
- Profoto D2
- multiple C-stands
- Vanguard tripod C-stand
- LeeFilter diffusion roll
- 4x4 frame
- Dry Ice
- Capture One
3. Behind the Scene (MESS or NO MESS?)
Beauty does not come from beauty. There is always a dark side to the beauty. And the dark side of my beautiful photographs is the behind the scene production. There is a saying while I was at my college, "you have to fake it till you make it." Majority of my photos are taken in my living room and backyard. No fancy studio in an Art District or La Brea. Hopefully, I will be able to afford a studio of my own.