The assignment was to produce a hero header image for an e-commerce venture that specialized in luxury fashion accessories. Because they used white backgrounds all of the time, they specifically didn't want a plain background. Because this was a header, they also wanted a 16 x 7 aspect ratio.
I decided to shoot down, mounting a Godox SK-300 strobe and soft box on a light boom. Then I used super clamps, to hold a 5-in-1 diffuser in between the product and the light box.
I got the background by using a studio gray backdrop. To get the background colour, I placed a Yongnuo speed light on a miniature tripod about 3 ft from the backdrop. I taped a Strobist gel to the speed light head, then taped a small piece of parchment paper in front of that.
- 24-70/f2.8 @ 46mm
- 1/125 sec
My instructor loved the shot. The only suggested change was to use one of the Nik plug-ins to very slightly brighten the stones on the brooch. He was very satisfied with the revised version.
Thanks for looking, everyone.