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    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 26 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: 1 EV
    ISO Speed: 200

    Jeff-Nikon D-300 18-55mm,55-200mmVR
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  • #2
    ***Assignment: Product Photography (Aug 20 - Sept 3)***

    This week's assignment is "Product Photography". You've just been hired by *insert name of local huge department store here* to shoot an object that you would find on their shelves - how will you shoot it? how will you light it?

    My example for a coffee shop. I used a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens:
    I Make a Mean Cappuccino (by saralonde)
    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture: f/5
    Focal Length: 100 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
    Flash: Flash did not fire

    Here are the rules:

    1. The image you submit should be taken between the August 20th (when it was announced) and September 3rd (up until one of the moderators closes the the mini-contest).

    2. EXIF data needs to be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.

    3. Your post must include "Assignment: Product Photography" to show your permission to count it for the contest.

    4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above).

    5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (640px on the longest side).

    6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.

    For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).

    Next week's assignment is Contre-jour. Contre-jour is a french term meaning "against the light". Take a photo that exploits lighting and plays with under and over-exposed areas to dramatic effect - in other words, the complete opposite of HDR approaches which try to compress the range of contrast.
    Last edited by Saralonde; 08-27-2008, 05:12 PM.
    My Gear
    OK to re-edit and repost my shots on dps


    • #3
      Assignment: Product Photography

      Bagels (adjusted image)

      Camera: Nikon D40
      Exposure: 1/6s
      Aperture: f/? (manual lens)
      Focal Length: 50mm (I think this was my 50mm f/1.8 lens)
      ISO Speed: 200

      Don't be afraid of a bit of post processing. Looking back, I think I should have made this one whiter but it is definitely a step up from the original in terms of that "product shot" look.

      Hmmnn... reminds me, it's been a while since I baked bagels!

      Wulf Forrester-Barker << Sites: blog / flickr >>
      Gear: Nikon D40, Nikon AFS 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 macro, Raynox DCR-250, Lensbaby 2.0k, SB600


      • #4
        Between Saralonde's and your post, stomach has just started to grumble...
        Lori Putman flickr
        ~No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys
        ~~Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!
        7D | 300L f/4 IS | 70-200L f/2.8 IS II | 135L | 35L | 100/2.0 | 50/1.4
        430 EX, 580 EX II Speedlites


        • #5
          I am seriously craving a coffee now. Your photo works!


          • #6

            good topic choice...
            D300s | D7000 | D80 | 17-50f/2.8 | 50-150f/2.8 | 24-70f/2.8 | 10-20 f/3.5 | SB910 | SB900 | SB600 | SB28 PhottixStratos


            • #7
              Go on, somebody post something that isn't food!

              Wulf Forrester-Barker << Sites: blog / flickr >>
              Gear: Nikon D40, Nikon AFS 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6G, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8, Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G, Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 macro, Raynox DCR-250, Lensbaby 2.0k, SB600


              • #8
                Assignment: Product Photography

                This is one of the objects in my collection of computer stuff. I figured I'd dress it up like a new product announcement.

                I'll identify it later, over the week-end. Remember, if you know what it is, you might be dating yourself.

                Genuine ferrite core memory. Provided character storage for the IBM 2821 Control Unit. Typically attached to a 1403 printer. Probably 1963-1965 time frame. If you look at the full size photo, the rows of black things are doughnuts (cores) on edge. The red is sensor wire laced through the individual cores.

                And it's NOT Food!


                CameraSony DSLR-A100
                Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
                Focal Length80mm
                ISO Speed100
                Exposure Bias  +7/10 EV
                FlashFlash did not fire

                Full exif on Flickr
                Last edited by Igor; 08-30-2008, 07:31 PM. Reason: Identify the product

                Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum AF Power Zoom 35-80mm, Maxxum AF Zoom xi 80-200mm


                • #9
                  Not for Assignment

                  I just wanted to share... I was bummed when I realized that I shot this too early and I missed the assignment start day by 2 days. I just get too excited when packages arrive in the mail! lol

                  Anyways, my knife advert
                  Excalibur 11/365

                  I'll probably do another shoot for the assignment.... now I just need an idea of another product!
                  Last edited by bensonkua; 08-27-2008, 09:57 PM.


                  • #10
                    assignment: product photography

                    Exposure: 1.6 sec (8/5)
                    Aperture: f/22
                    Focal Length: 53 mm
                    ISO Speed: 100
                    Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV
                    Flash: Flash did not fire

                    canon rebel xt, sigma 28-70mm

                    peeperita's flickriver


                    • #11
                      Assignment: Product Photography

                      Not Fizzy Yellow Water!

                      A product local to San Diego and a favorite!

                      Camera: Nikon D40
                      Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
                      Aperture: f/3.2
                      Focal Length: 60 mm
                      ISO Speed: 400
                      Taken on August 27, 2008
                      More EXIF details on flickr
                      Last edited by Miss Mae; 08-27-2008, 11:03 PM. Reason: Add EXIF
                      Nikon D90


                      • #12
                        Here is my entry....Quilmes is a beer from Argentina and is well known throughout South America, there is even a town named after it!

                        Camera: Canon EOS 20D
                        Exposure: (1/640)
                        Aperture: f/1.8
                        Focal Length: 50 mm
                        ISO Speed: 100
                        Flash: No Flash


                        • #13
                          Assignment: Product Photography


                          Canon PowershotA630
                          Taken: 8/27/2008
                          Exposure: 0.017 sec.
                          Aperture: f/2.8
                          Focal length: 7.3mm
                          Flash fired.
                          ISO not shown
                          Kodak Easyshare M753
                          Canon Powershot A630


                          • #14
                            Here is mine.

                            Stuffed Shells

                            ISO 800
                            Photo Gallery
                            MY Website
                            MY Flickr

                            Nikon D40 | 18-55mm | 55-200mm | SB-400 | 50mm 1.8


                            • #15
                              This was taken well before the contest was announced but I had to share it anyway...


                              Current gear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6