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Photographing a Golf Club – Lighting Setup / BTS

Something from the #protip category today. I had an opportunity to photograph some golf clubs (putters) for Ashdon Golf¬†this morning and discovered the Manfrotto Putter Holder (aka Justin Clamp). It's intended to hold a small flash, maybe an umbrella and/or other items, but its rubber bushings work great for holding the shaft of a golf club. As you can see its pretty easy to get a consistent club angle like this as well.¬†This setup allowed for astonishingly low cuss rates…

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Carlsbad Lifestyle/Brand Narrative Photography

With social media outlets representing a big chunk of brands advertising these days, there's a need for nimble, quick lifestyle photography on mid sized budgets. My friends at Wonderful Machine have even coined a new genre for their listings called "brand narrative." Photographers in this category are known to produce a series of lifestyle images to tell the story of a brand rather than the one or two "hero" shots of a more traditional ad campaign. Capturing a large amount…

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Craft Beer Photography

Beer Photography – Lighting Setup and Technique

Product photography, and especially beverage photography involving glass, is a true melding of technical geekery and artistic decision making. Although the challenges of photographing glassware and liquid can be at times frustrating, the rewards are high. It's the feeling of building an image, as if building a piece of furniture. You look at examples, lay out a design, start to assemble the parts, and then you invariably will stray from that design in actual practice which produces something unique. I…

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