Christopher Appoldt Photography | Product photography on Long Island, band photography

Product photography on Long Island, band photography

January 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Haaaaaaappy new year! 2013 rolled in without any Mayan-inspired apocalypse, which is great because I forgot to buy canned goods and a water filtration thing. I did, however, pick up some new camera gear at a few end-of-the-world sales – including a 36MP Nikon D800. The more megapixels, the bigger the print – and the more to refine prior to making a photograph, as the file will tell all about how well you did your job. Perfect for products and catalog work.

Here’s page from a new website that features scores of our images of hookahs, shisha, and more. Two very cool and entrepenurial gents spent a few days in the studio with me as we twisted hoses, polished metal and glass, and used up to 9 strobes at a time to well-capture their product line. Check out their site by clicking here.

Speaking of product shots, here’s a screen grab from a job we did at the studio that saw a lot of visibility in regards to your January 1st favorite, Tylenol. The trick to this job as well as the hookah job was allowing the items’ curvatures to show depth and form with the lights’ reflections, while managing the color for a perfect rendition:

Lastly, here’s a graphic of Matt’s latest CD case artwork, including images we made together while at his recording studio. The best part about Matt is that when he’s playing or singing, I don’t have to direct him to look relaxed or natural – the man’s already there.


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