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#1 Sailjunkie

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:27 PM

The hypothetical client was an upscale local boutique.  The campaign was featuring high-heeled women's shoes.  It was important to show texture; height of heel; shape of toe; and finally, possibly the insole.  As with most of our recent assignments, this is easier said than done.

 

This was shot on clear plexiglass over black paper.

 

Shoes-20190617-XL.jpg

 

I wasn't kidding when I said that this was easier said than done.  Here's the lighting set-up:

  • 1 Godox SK-300 strobe with soft-box.  Large scrim in front.  In slave mode.
  • 1 Godox SK-300 strobe with hood.  Small scrim mounted on a light stand in front.  In slave mode.
  • 2 white reflector cards.
  • Yongnuo YN-685 speed light, mounted on a tripod.  Blue gel taped to the head, with parchment paper over that.  This was aimed at a Studio Grey back drop.  Phottix wireless flash triggers were used, to fire it.

Post-processing was a bit more straight-forward.  This was cropped in LR.  Also, saturation adjustment for the blue spray light.  Photoshop was used for cloning and healing, plus a levels adjustment and mask, to lighten only the shoes a bit more.

 

My instructor loved it, describing it as a portfolio-quality shot.

 

I had a lot of fun with this, both during the shoot and during post-processing.  Ain't it amazing what you can do with a pair of cheap second-hand shoes, purchased at a local thrift store?   ;)

 

Thanks for looking, everyone.  :)

 


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:45 AM

Excellent... well done, Mark!


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 04:07 AM

Nice work Mark.


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:43 PM

Excellent... well done, Mark!
 

 

Thank you, Herman.  :)


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:44 PM

Nice work Mark.

 

Thank you, Peter.  :)


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Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:17 PM

Well done, well done

Thanks, Dennis.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

Well done, well done

 

Thank you, Dennis.  :)


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

Nicely done!

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:40 PM

Nicely done!

 

Thanks, Jim.  :)


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