Hello Shoes, yes shoes. As we all know I got myself a nice little lightbox to try to improve my food photography. I slowly am but I also got the opportunity to try out some product photography thanks to friend Brent Hodson. The objects of this shoot was of course shoes. They are from a local shoe store and for a print ad that will be running in the Northeast News. Yes, I am a little excited that some of my very own photos will be debuting in a print ad.
I found trying to get the same results for every shoes was more difficult than anticipated. Shoes were different sizes, and we placed them differently and as a result the light created different effects. My lightbox was a little to small for this job as you can see by some of the imperfections in the image below. These imperfections can be managed in Photoshop, which I used for the most part, but I see I have missed some spots. Thankfully they were cropped for the ad and minor imperfections were taken out.
This was not the final ad, but you can get an idea as to how it was laid out. We shot 12 pairs of shoes in all.
This was a fun shoot, because it really challenged me to try and get the same result over and over again, which proved to be difficult. I certainly want to do more of this.