Sunday, June 20, 2010

Photography Lessons

I've finally worked up the courage to start learning how to properly use the new camera I bought last year (Cannon EOS 1000D). The reason I'd been nervous is because it involves changing settings - arrggggghhhhhhhhh!

The various default 'point and click' settings never seemed to work well for my product shots, as I found I couldn't get the depth of field, shading and focus that I wanted /cry.

I'm pretty happy with how I've come along so far - still lots to learn! This photo has only been cropped to size, and I adjusted the shadow/highlight setting a teeny bit in Photoshop :)








8 comments:

karen lee said...

Makes the soap look lovely and fresh - softening lighting. Does the beautiful soap have a name?

Kathy@Beguile said...

Hi Karen :)

Yep - it's my 'Hint' soap, scented with Lavender and Spearmint eo's, and coloured only with an infused base layer of Chamomile.

A very soft and florally scent!

The Balm said...

That does look good!

Lavarie - Seifen und anderer Wahn said...

absolutely gorgeous! I whish I could take pictures this well (not to mention of my whish to make such beautiful soaps as yours... ;-))

Ambra said...

Lovely lighting. Your soaps have a very distinctive look. Great.

Kathy@Beguile said...

Thanks all :) Hopefully I'll be able to replicate the softer lighting for the rest of my product shots from now on!

Have a great day everyone!

Topcat said...

That pic looks amazing Kathy - your lessons have definitely paid off! :)

TheSoapSister said...

Lovely photo of a truly beautiful soap...it looks like cake with icing...yum! ~Becky