Health food brand Mayvers recently rebranded their range of all-natural table spreads, which meant that new photos were required to show off the new labels and website. I have previously written about taking products shots with a DIY lightcase here and here, however since then I have thrown out the custom made cardboard box which was falling apart anyway. For this shoot, I was planning to just buy an inexpensive lightcase but unfortunately couldn’t find any in stock at short notice.
Fortunately Michael’s Camera had a LightPro portable lighting case for hire at a reasonable price which did just the job. I found it quick to set-up and with previous experience under the belt, in under two hours I was able to light, shoot, edit, re-touch and upload the new product shots to a happy client. All product shots were taken on the Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens.
Two layers of baking paper were taped over the fluorescent tubes to soften the reflections in the glass jars. Glass from a photo frame was removed to provide natural reflections underneath and everything was given a good clean to ensure no dust was visible.
The photos were imported into Adobe Lightroom where the auto-mask feature allowed me to blowout the background highlights without affecting the jars. Positioning each jar in exactly the same spot meant I could just copy and paste the adjustment settings, saving lots of time in post-production.