Product Photography, behind the scenes
We had a great time coming up with creative product photography for our Tretorn rain boots. Product photography is what we see most at Sage Studio and we love to have full creative input in a shoot.
Creating these photographs came at a bit of a challenge. We needed to come up with ideas on how to suspend the boots in the air without them moving or deforming the shape and keeping the water in one place long enough to get the images needed. We ended up using a few tricks of the trade and some DIY hacks to get everything to come together.
To make the boots appear floating we came up with a hanger solution that worked better then expected! All we needed was a cross bar to go over the set-up and two hangers, one normal shirt hanger and a second trouser hanger with clips.
For the water on the surface and on the boots, glycerine mixed with water saved the day! Once glycerine is mixed properly it becomes a semi solid state that allows you to apply it to almost any surface without it running down like water.
For our next challenge we faced too many reflections in the water that was showing the studio. Our solution here was using a polarising filter on the lens and a polarising linear sheet to cover the lights. If you’ve never tried these two products before we highly recommend looking into it! If you face harsh reflections on any surface you photograph they will make your job 100% easier to remove them!