Brand Photography: Hand Made Soap
This week I practiced flat lay photography in natural light with my DSLR Nikon D3200. The subject is Brand A - a natural, hand-made soap company.
My goal was to create a clean scene to showcase the hand made soaps.
This photo was taken with natural light on the left and artifical light on the right. I turned the right light on to try to help with the light source balance. Not sure if it really worked in my favor, though! haha.
I also played around with other props and elements. I shot using a 30-80mm lens with f stop 5.6 - 6.3
Given that I'm shooting indoors near the window and using as much natural light as possible, I was still getting some hard shadows, and my usual go to methods werent fully diffusing the hard lines. Using a mesh curtain did help though to diffuse some of those lines, though.
Even though these shadows were not my friends during this shoot, I think that with my own natural and digital skills, I was able to soften and lighten things in Lightroom.
This photo is one of my faves from the entire shoot!
fun fact: I accidentally broke the soap during shooting
Incorporating eucalyptus leaves, a frosted pan, and white mesh fabric gives this charcoal bar a spa-like vibe. Do you agree? Let me know what you think of things in the comments!
Now for my top image of the shoot:
You probably guessed it from my headline cover image. This little hand belongs to my 7-year-old son and I think this was a seamless and adorable way to convey to the audience that this soap is even great for kids.
check out a bonus photo:
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