Product photographer, Scott Hartwick, walks still life photography enthusiasts through a few tips for creating the most attractive, high-end styled product photos using Savage Translum™.
The challenge was that I had to achieve a shadowless look similar to double exposures. After some testing I came up with the idea of using Translum™ as a backdrop.
Translum’s wonderful diffusing qualities make it an ideal choice for a backdrop. It offers the perfect solution to the traditional softbox background whereas a softbox shows texture in its fabric and limits you to the size of your modifier, Translum is a seamless roll and provides an even, smooth look.
Small items by their very nature require delicate lighting and often require lights in close or small reflectors that have to be adjusted for each item which makes for looks that don’t match. My solution is a DIY project that takes a small amount of time but created a great deal of satisfaction in the end result.
Join Mark Wallace in the studio to learn what IS Savage Translum? Mark will demonstrate various applications for our popular semi-translucent plastic Translum background, like shaping light, beautiful diffusion, product & tabletop photography, special effects like silhouettes and more!
This beautiful and dark “Eclipse” photo set was shot by photographer Rob Lopshire featuring our versatile Translum backdrop. This semi-translucent plastic material allows for beautiful light diffusion and stunning visual effects in the studio. See Full Gallery>>
If you’ve ever captured a backlit portrait by accident you know how alluring and ethereal these images can be. Learning to master this lighting technique in both indoor and outdoor settings can be a new creative tool for your next portrait session.
Bottle photography is one of the more challenging aspects of product work. Bottles are round and reflective and translucent: a photographer’s nightmare if you are unprepared. But there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get amazing, glowing pictures of your bottles.
This photo album was shot by photographer Rob Lopshire and features our Translum backdrop. This semi-translucent plastic material allows for beautiful light diffusion and stunning visual effects in the studio. See Full Gallery>>
Here are just a few tutorials and ideas we found across the web of some interesting product shots and DIY modifiers you can create with Savage translum!