Hamper with flowers lifestyle product photo

More hampers, flowers, chocolates and beautiful gifts - Lifestyle product photography

It is so good when the clients come back for more photos. We photographed more beautiful flowers, plants and hampers for Fig and Bloom. Go and search for "Fig and Bloom". You will see many more great gift options and interesting products.

It is a real pleasure to have the team from Fig and Bloom in the studio. They know the style they need to have it all blending nicely together. They have their own stylist and lots of props.

We photographed again in our studio in Wantirna South - Melbourne by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Lifestyle product photography of hamper
Lifestyle product photography of hamper

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Bath rope lifestyle product photography
Bath rope lifestyle product photography
Heart chocolates lifestyle photography
Heart chocolates lifestyle photography
Hamper items lifestyle photo high view
Hamper items lifestyle photo high view
Cups lifestyle product photo
Cups lifestyle product photo

Bath salts lifestyle product photo
Bath salts lifestyle product photo
Diffuser lifestyle gift product photography
Diffuser lifestyle gift product photography
Fig and Bloom hamper product photography
Fig and Bloom hamper product photography


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CellAED inside large bag

First aid kits and defibrillator - Web advertising photography

These products may look like simple products to photograph but there are some technical challenges. There are many transparent plastics in pockets and windows to show the content of the bags. We do not want to show too many reflections but we do not want them totally transparent as well. We had to carefully move the lights from one place to another and bounce them on reflectors.

I love to photograph with clients in the studio. We inspect the images together to fix and change whatever is necessary. This client is very successful in Australia and New Zealand supplying medical equipment, first aid kits and personal care products for clinics, hospitals and companies. Search for "https://smartfirstaed.co.nz/" and see these products and read more about them.

The client is introducing a personal defibrillator that is a product that every house should have. It is not an expensive product and it is super easy to use, totally automatic and can save a life. I was surprised to know that this defibrillator will only give your heart a shock if it needs it and only as strong as it needs it. It does sensor and measure your body activity somehow and decides by itself completely automatic if you need intervention. Pretty clever!

It was a pleasure to receive the team from the Smart First AED in our studio and we wish them success in launching these new line of product in Australia.

These photos were done by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog. in our studio in Wantirna South.

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CellAED inside small bag - Product Photography first aid kit
CellAED inside small bag - Product Photography first aid kit
CellAED inside median bag - Product Photography
CellAED inside median bag - Product Photography

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Product photography - first aid box closed
Product photography - first aid box closed
Product photography - first aid box opened
Product photography - first aid box opened
Product photography - first aid kits
Product photography - first aid kits
Product photography - first aid kit
Product photography - first aid kit

CellAED inside large bag open - Product Photography Sample
CellAED inside large bag open - Product Photography


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Color swap - Changing color on product photography

In this article I will explain some of the difficulties, advantages and cases when changing the color of a product is better done in Photoshop and when it is better to photograph all colours.

I selected a few jobs where I had to use this technique. The first one is these masks. The client asked that each mask be exactly in the same place. This is one time when this technique should be considered.

This photo is un-retouched, so you can see what the product looks like without any adjustment.

Masks with multiple colours - Unretouched
Masks with multiple colours - Unretouched

The color-swap technique works better when we have "simple" colors. That means if the blue is very blue, red is very red and so on. Complex or mixed colours such as yellowish-green may be harder to change than one that is super yellow or super green. This is true when we decide to use the colour as the basis of the selection in Photoshop (Select+color range). Photoshop may not be able to select all areas we need.

The most used Photoshop technique is to mask the area of color and change the hue of that using an adjustment layer. In photoshop we can adjust the hue (color), saturation (how much color) and luminosity (how bright/light or dark). When we adjust the luminosity, in most adjustment layers, it affects a lot the saturation of the colours. When you make an image darker, the colours look more intense. So, the final result in many cases requires a combination of small adjustments one on top of the other.

Layers in Photoshop 1
Layers in Photoshop 1
Layers in Photoshop 2
Layers in Photoshop 2
Layers in Photoshop 3
Layers in Photoshop 3

Another technique that is not really a true color-swap but that should be considered is the photography of all products in a similar position and by carefully masking, we replace the areas from one photo to the other. This may create the most precise colour on all photos but brings other problems such as the changes in the position of the product from one photo to the next that may require stretches, moves, transforms, etc.

You will almost always find other issues caused by color contamination. It is when the light bounces from a color area, and illuminates another area with the light of the same color as the object. In our case, the filter caps reflect their colour on the white body of the mask.

There are times when we need to change the colour of a product for other reasons. Perhaps due to changes in the production color by the manufacturer or to explore how the product would look like in other colors.

For this product, the client asked for some variations on the color. Click on the images to see larger.

Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant_- Color change in product photography sample
Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant_- Color change in product photography sample
Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample
Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample
Brown Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample
Brown Diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample
Black diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample
Black diffuser large open on bathroom close to plant and approved logo applied color change in product photography sample

The perception of the colour varies depending on what is close to the product and how bright or dark the scene. See these other samples:

Diffuser metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table with approved logo Color change in product photography sample
Diffuser metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table with approved logo Color change in product photography sample
Brown metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table - Color change in product photography sample
Brown metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table - Color change in product photography sample
Black Diffuser metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table - Color change in product photography sample
Black Diffuser metal top Fill lifestyle in operation on work computer table - Color change in product photography sample

My opinion is that while this is a valid option and should be used, when necessary, it is an expensive option and sometimes risky. Here at Zoom Studio, our objective is to always have the best quality images and keep the client happy.

These products were photographed and retouched by Jose Aguiar .

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Camera macro lenses and flashes

Technical macro photography - Material transparency of composite for dental restoration

SDI has produced a wide variety of products for dentists since 1972. It is an Australian company that develops, manufactures and sells its product all over the world. I am very happy about photographing for them during these last 3 years. This project was quite different and quite special.

Aura dental product photography
Aura dental product photography

This project objective was to show the colour and the amount of transparency of small samples of the composites as accurately as possible. Each small sample of the product was 0.5mm thicker than the previous one. When placed side-by-side, the dentists will be able to identify which composite and the thickness required to create the desired cover and effect.

To achieve we have to have a high level of control of the light intensity and colour. This was done by keeping all lights positions and power absolutely locked during all 3 days and monitoring with a photometer that the values are what we need them to be. All our cameras, monitors and printers are calibrated (colour management studio) and our wide-gamut displays show accurately the colours (>98%).

Camera macro lenses and flashes
Camera macro lenses and flashes

In addition to positioning and controlling the lights very precisely, I had to develop a method to photograph all these 240 very small 7x10 mm material samples in the same way and over the same background. I printed a few cards with the SDI logo and a line that were used as the background.

To position each of the 240 small plates, always in the same position, I used a few pins stuck on a baseboard. All I need to do is to make sure that the plates touch the pins. Easy to say but not so easy to do. It took me almost 3 days to capture all the images.

Macro Product photography Luna Flow OA2 Macro
Macro Product photography Luna Flow OA2 Macro

When you are working on extremes such as super-macro photography, even the smallest change in the position of the camera or floor vibrations would affect the image and focus. I placed an extra floor and weights to support the tripod and reduce vibrations. Even the camera shooting had to be done by remote control to reduce vibrations.

Lighting and table for macro
Lighting and table for macro

After capturing all images, I retouched each one manually removing surface scratches and dust spots. I took special care to maintain the original colour. No individual adjustments on colour tone, saturation, contrast and luminosity were done. If one global adjustment was applied, it was also applied on the same proportion to all images. So, when you compare side-by-side, the only variable is the thickness of the material.

After retouching, I create composites (use of multiple images) based on SDI's specs. In this case it was a grid of images side-by-side as you can see here.

Luma 2 with Line A4 format large composite
Luma 2 with Line A4 format large composite

In order to deliver the files ready to print, I printed them on a variety of paper and inspected them with the specialist dentist to ensure we achieved the precise colour and representation of the transparency on each of the composites.

Testing prints
Testing prints

These products were photographed by Jose Aguiar in the Zoom Studio in Wantirna South.

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Macro Product photography Luna2 I
Macro Product photography Luna2 I
Macro Product photography - Luna2 I
Macro Product photography - Luna2 I
Macro Product photography - Luna2 OA2
Macro Product photography - Luna2 OA2
Macro Product photography - Luna2 OA2
Macro Product photography - Luna2 OA2

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Used in Brochures
Used in Brochures



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Exercise water bottle with a towel - Amazon Advertising lifestyle photography

This product was designed in Australia to be used in a gym and has some very interesting features. The main advantage I see if the thick glass does not move inside the plastic/rubber casing. It has a good grip and you can carry not only your towel but some other small items such as your car key.

It was a pleasure to receive the team from the Workout Caddy in our studio and we wish them success in launching this product.

Search for "Workout Caddy" to find this product on other sites.

These photos, including the lifestyle ones, were taken by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog. in our studio in Wantirna South.

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Product photography - water bottle with towel Front Side view RD
Product photography - Water bottle with towel front side view

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Product photography - Water bottle with towel in gym
Product photography - water bottle with towel side view
Product photography - Water bottle with towel side view
Product photography - Water bottle with towel on a gym
Product photography - Water bottle with towel on a gym


Product photography - Water bottle with towel closeup cap closed
Product photography - Water bottle with towel closeup cap closed
Product photography - Water bottle with towel closeup cap open
Product photography - Water bottle with towel closeup cap open

Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample

Mom's blanket - Amazon Advertising lifestyle photography

These are 3 other products from Anekha that are available in Amazon US. They were also designed in Australia and have a new and better printing. All the fibre has the same colour. It simply looks better.

These are super soft and large and carry very nice adjectives for a mother. It is a great way for a daughter or son to say "I love you" to their mother.

Click here to see the daughter's blanket article.

We photographed this product with the help of the professional model Melinda.

The client has other products on Amazon and knows the importance of good real photos. It was a pleasure to have Anekha's team again here in the studio and their participation in the planning and shooting. We had to wait a few weeks for the lockdown to end but at the end the results were quite good.

Search for "Anekha blanket mom" or copy and paste this address.

"https://www.amazon.com.au/Anekha-Mom-Blanket-Birthdays-Meaningful/dp/B0994HPM2K"

These photos were done by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog. in our studio in Wantirna South.

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Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample

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Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample

Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample

Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample
Mom blanket with model lifestyle_Amazon product photography Sample

Flower closeup with merry Christmas - Flowers and plants product photography

Christmas gifts - Plants, flowers and hampers - Product photography

We photographed some very beautiful flowers, plants and hampers for Fig and Bloom. Search for "Fig and Bloom" and you will see a very large range of gifts and nice ideas for presents.

The team from Fig and Bloom are really special. They know what they want and need. They supplied a professional stylist and most of the props. I want to believe that I contributed a bit to the styling but most of it was created by them.

It was super good to have this super energetic team in the studio.

We photographed in our studio in Wantirna South - Melbourne by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Large Hamper with plants -Flowers and plants product photography
Large Hamper with plants -Flowers and plants product photography

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Closeup of roses - Flowers and plants product photography - Flowers 00567
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Flowers and plants product photography - Flowers 00559
Christmas decoration - Flowers and plants product photography
Christmas decoration - Flowers and plants product photography
Closeup of Christmas decoration - Flowers and plants product photography
Closeup of Christmas decoration - Flowers and plants product photography

Lifestyle plant pot - Flowers and plants product photography
Lifestyle plant pot - Flowers and plants product photography
Hamper lifestyle with plant - Flowers and plants product photography
Hamper lifestyle with plant - Flowers and plants product photography
Chocolate lifestyle photography -Flowers and plants product photography
Chocolate lifestyle photography -Flowers and plants product photography
Hamper with plant in pot and glasses - Flowers and plants product photography
Hamper with plant in pot and glasses - Flowers and plants product photography
Close-up plant in pot - Flowers and plants product photography
Close-up plant in a pot - Flowers and plants product photography Close-up plant in a pot - Flowers and plants product photography


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Proclean model wearing a mask RD

Protective clothing product photography

This job was also done over a year ago when we were not on lockdown. We will soon be able to receive clients back in the studio. Call us to book a session.

We have photographed Proclean products before. See the previous article here: https://zoomstudio.com.au/product-photography-clinic-labs/

The client only needed photos of only a few products. It does not matter how big or small a job is, we are always happy to work with each client achieving images that work for them. For their needs.

I love close-up photos where we can see the texture of the fabric and how it fits. Even from face masks that we all wear so often every day.

These photos were by the commercial photographer Jose Aguiar in our studio in Wantirna South. Read more about the business and awards received by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Proclean Mask box
Proclean Mask box

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Proclean Protective cover full body
Proclean Protective cover full body
Proclean Close-up of btn of protective cover
Proclean Close-up of btn of protective cover
Proclean Shoe cover side view
Proclean Shoe cover side view
Proclean Shoe cover under shoe view
Proclean Shoe cover under shoe view


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Gloves Slicing Vegetables

Gloves product photography

This job was done a year ago when we were not on lockdown. We are now very close to being able to receive clients back in the studio and there is a lot of future jobs lined up.

These gloves are for general home use. We photograph them in use in a variety of conditions. These images will be used on an updated new retail box and soon to be available.

These photos were by the commercial photographer Jose Aguiar in our studio. Read more about Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Gloves preparing sandwich
Gloves preparing sandwich

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Gloves cleaning BBQ grill
Gloves cleaning BBQ grill
Gloves cleaning bathrooom tiles
Gloves cleaning bathrooom tiles
Gloves Band-aid with blue gloves
Gloves Band-aid with blue gloves
Gloves Cleaning kitchen bench
Gloves cleaning kitchen bench

Gloves oil in car
Gloves oil in car
Gloves holding a fish
Gloves holding a fish


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Native Garden -Plants product photography

Plants product photography

It is not often that we have such a variety and volume of products, each one with its own "personality".

The team from Plants for Spaces arrived with a big truck full of plants and we photographed them all in 3 days.

We used a large covered area to sort and store the plants and another smaller area to prepare and clean each pot and plant before entering the studio.

We had a person that is an expert on the species preparing and naming each one. We then could tick each plant from a list and managed to create the necessary group photos.

The client's participation in this project was super important and it was a pleasure having them all here.

Google "Plants for Spaces" and you will see all their products and packages. It is a very interesting and user-friendly way to buy a new garden.

These photos were done in our studio in Wantirna South - Melbourne by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Native Garden_plants - Large group 1 - product photography

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Plants sizes compare - Plants product photography
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Native Garden_plants Closeup of the group -Plants product photography
P12 plants - Plants product photography
P12 plants - Plants product photography
P7 Flower closeup - Plants product photography
P7 Flower closeup - Plants product photography

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P12 -14_plants sizes -Plants product photography
P1_plants -Plants product photography
P1_plants -Plants product photography


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More quality images with medium format and 100 megapixels camera and lenses

It is now close to 3 months since I am using more and more the new Fujifilm GFX 100s camera and a range of GFX lenses and adapters. This article will tell you about the new equipment and what I used them for.

Some 35 years ago, when I started photographing professionally, while still living in Brazil, another professional photographer told me that we should do anything to improve the quality of our image. He said It does not matter how you do it, even If you need to kill or steal, do it. Haha. I would not go as far as killing or stealing to buy a new lens or camera but I agree that we need to try to improve our images always. I prefer to invest more in elements that are directly linked to image capturing, that are lenses and camera body and less on flashes, bags and accessories.

With the development of the digital camera's sensors, you can now see very clearly that some lenses that were very good when you used on a 20-megapixel sensor show problems when used on a 50 or 100-megapixel camera. Do we need all this resolution?

When a client commissions me to take a picture of a person, product or place, they normally tell me where they will use it. Most of the time they end up on a website or on small market printing material. The clients have never complained that my images do not have sufficient resolution but I know how important it is to have good, sharp, large images we can crop and get all details we need. Some clients that asked for images for the web end up printing large banners and displays. The changes from 20 megapixels to 50 megapixels to 100 megapixels were not asked by any client, they are driven by the constant desire to improve the image quality and to deliver a better product to the clients.

When I moved from 23 Megapixels to 50 Megapixels, I wrote an article explaining the advantages. You can read this article here.

This photo (click to see larger) shows almost all the cameras and lenses we have. We used a Canon 5DS (50 MegaPixel) and a tilt-n-shift Canon 90 mm lens to photograph the other cameras and lenses.

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Fujifilm Blackmagic and Canon Lenses and cameras_Cameras and lenses

There are 4 cameras in this picture, the Fujifilm 100s, a Canon 5D MK3, a video camera Blackmagic production 4K and a technical view camera from Cambo. I used a Canon 5DS to take this picture.

All these cameras can be used for filming. The video quality captured by the Blackmagic production 4K that records in 4K Raw on a super 35 sensor using Canon EF lenses is quite special. The Fujifilm 100s is also a super good video camera with constant focus, great low light sensibility and a great 4K medium format sensor. The Cambo camera is also great for filming when correcting the perspective of buildings and rooms is important.

The selection of the "correct" or "best" lens for each condition is subjective. I believe the lens selection is much more than simply trying to frame everything or to close up on something. This is the main reason why we need so many lenses. Some are quite specialized types such as the super wide angles, the macro lenses, the perspective correction lenses and adaptors.

These are the new medium format Fujifilm and Cambo cameras and lenses that allow us to capture with resolution from 100 to 400 megapixels (pixel shift).

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Fujifilm gear_Cameras and lenses

From left to right:

  • Super wide angle 23mm that is great for architecture, realestate and interiors.
  • Macro 120mm for product photography, close-ups on features on products and also a very good portrait lens.
  • Medium zoom 45-100mm is super flexible for architecture, large products, travel and fashion.
  • Tele-zoom 100-200 is my most used lens. It is great for product shots and portraits. I love it for architecture details and landscapes.
  • The tele 250mm is a heavy but super good lens. I use it on portraits and product photos when I want a bit of compression.
  • Actus 90mm (lens on the Cambo camera) is a great lens for product photos of medium and large products.
  • Actus 15mm (lense on the far right) is wonderful for architecture, realestate and on small rooms.
  • Macro extension tube 45mm is used when we need to go super close for a super macro photo. I use this extension on the Cambo camera to get more of the products in focus, even on super macro conditions.
  • Techart EF-GFX converter is to use Canon EF lenses on the Fujifilm 100s. Not all Canon EF lenses would have an image circle and quality that can be used on the Fujifilm 100s body.

1 - Sensor size and resolution

The image quality of modern sensors is incredible. The companies are packing more and more pixels on small sensors but there is always a trade-off in every area. The decision to invest in a medium format camera is to get more quality and higher resolution, great and accurate colours, low noise, great dynamic range.

This is a comparison of the size of the sensors:

Sensor sizes
Sensor sizes

The Canon cameras 5D MK 3 and 5Ds are all full-frame cameras.

This shows a crop of a portrait, so you can see the amount of detail that is captured by this new camera. (click to see it larger)

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Andjela Matijas 00224-Model Portfolio Photography

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Andjela Matijas 00224-Model Portfolio Photography 1

2 - Correcting perspective and improving focus with tilt-n-shift lenses

Tilf and Shift movements Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses

This is one special Canon lens the tilt-n-shift 24mm (TS-E 24mm). It is a great lens for architecture and interiors. I also use a TS-E 90mm that is a 90mm manual lens that is great for product photography.

You can play with the focal planes of the lens allowing you to increase or decrease the area in focus, correct perspective on buildings, photograph items on difficult angles and create panoramic and higher pixel composites.

These are the tilt movements of the lens and are very handy to have selective areas in focus. Great for product photography.

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Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses
Tilf and Shift movements 00796_Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses

The shift movement is used to be able to photograph large objects such as buildings with fewer perspective distortions.

Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses

We can also rotate the lens and change the focal plane at an angle.

Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses
Tilt and Shift movements - Cameras and lenses

2 - The movements of a technical view camera - Cambo Actus GFX

The focus is achieved by increasing or decreasing the distance between the camera body and the lens.

Cambo Actus movements - Cameras and lenses
Cambo Actus movements - Cameras and lenses
Cambo Actus movements - Cameras and lenses
Cambo Actus movements - Cameras and lenses

With a technical view camera, you can not only tilt and shift the lens plane but also rotate, shift and tilt the backplane (camera body) as well. It allows for a more precise adjustment for perspective and focuses area improvement.

These are some of the movements (Click to see them larger):

Cambo Actus movements lens tilting - Cameras and lenses
Cambo Actus movements lens tilting
Cambo Actus movements lens tilting
Cambo Actus movements lens tilting
Cambo Actus movements lens tilting
Cambo Actus movements lens tilting
Cambo Actus movements camera plan shift
Cambo Actus movements camera plane shift
Cambo Actus movements camera plan shift
Cambo Actus movements camera plane shift
Cambo Actus movements camera plan shift
Cambo Actus movements camera plane shift
Cambo Actus movements lens rotation
Cambo Actus movements lens rotation
Cambo Actus movements lens rotation
Cambo Actus movements lens rotation

3 - Storing lenses and cameras - Humidity control

With many cameras and lenses, we invested in a cabinet that has a de-humidifier to keep all equipment in perfect optical shape. Humidity and dust are not good for the lenses and sensors.

Gear cabinet with humidity control- Cameras and lenses
Gear cabinet with humidity control- Cameras and lenses

Thank you for reading and send me your comments and questions.

Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography

Amazon Advertising photography of a special blanket

This product was also designed in Australia. It is super soft and large but the best is probably the message it has. It is a great way for a mother or father to say "I love you" to a daughter.

We photographed this product with the help of Georgia that is a professional model. We have photographed her in a couple of other jobs.

Read another article with photos of a Mom's blanket here

The client is a very experienced Amazon seller and knows the importance of good real detailed real photos. The client participated a lot on the planning and shooting day. It was a pleasure to have Anekha's team here in the studio.

You can see the product on Amazon. Copy and paste this address.

"https://www.amazon.com/Anekha-Daughter-Blanket-Gorgeous-Occasions/dp/B096R8V2M4"

These photos were done in our studio in Wantirna South - Melbourne by Jose Aguiar APP M.Photog.

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Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography

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Daughter Blanket Main - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Advertising Product Photography
Advertising Product Photography

Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography
Daughter Blanket - Advertising Product Photography


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Notnodi carry by strap-Advertising Product Photography

Advertising photography of a new travel pillow

This product was designed in Australia and is available on the site Kickstarter. Just search for "Notnodi" and you will find it.

As with all really new designs, we had to create a sequence of photos and a few videos to properly show the features of the product and how to use it.

There are multiple ways of adjusting the headbands, the size of the back support and the folding for storage. In order to explain them, we used animations and short videos.

It was a pleasure to have the team from Notinodi in the studio. It was a long shooting day but the result was very good.

These photos were done by Jose Aguiar that is the main photographer at Zoom Studio.

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Notnodi Rolled front side view-Advertising Product Photography
Notnodi Rolled front side view-Advertising Product Photography

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Notnodi on travel case-Advertising Product Photography
Notnodi on travel case-Advertising Product Photography
Model taking mask from pocket-Advertising Product Photography
Model taking mask from pocket-Advertising Product Photography
Closeup of velcrom-Advertising Product Photography
Closeup of velcrom-Advertising Product Photography
Model with headband 5-Advertising Product Photography
The model with headband 5-Advertising Product Photography
Model with headband 4-Advertising Product Photography
The model with headband 4-Advertising Product Photography
Model with headband 1-Advertising Product Photography
The model with headband 1-Advertising Product Photography
Model with headband 2-Advertising Product Photography
The model with headband 2-Advertising Product Photography

Model with headband 6-Advertising Product Photography
The model with headband 6-Advertising Product Photography
NotNodi - Advertising Product Photography
NotNodi - Advertising Product Photography
Model standing with product in head Step 5-Advertising Product Photography
Model standing with product in head Step 5-Advertising Product Photography
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Notnodi Open full-Advertising Product Photography
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White AF blue light device Advertising product photography

Teeth Whitening advertising product photography for website

These products were interesting to photograph. They have reflections, lights, a lot of transparency and are black and white. I had to try a series of angles for the main lights and balance the filling light to get just the right amount of shadows.

I did not know how the product works and it is quite interesting. You place the mouthpieces on a warm cup of water and they will become soft and malleable. You then place them in your mouth to create a personalized mould where the whitening gel will be placed.

You put the moulds in your mouth and light the device. The blue light reacts to the gel and makes your teeth whiter.

It was a pleasure to have the team of WhiteAF in the studio. Search for "White AF Whitening teeth" and you will find the site where you can buy it.

Photos were by Jose Aguiar that photograph at Zoom Studio located in Wantirna South - Melbourne - Australia.

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White AF Group of product for Advertising product photography
White AF Group of product for Advertising product photography

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White AF travel pen Advertising product photography
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Plastic folders for Amazon - Advertising product photography

I photograph a lot of products for clients to sell on Amazon all over the world. I have found them on Amazon USA, Canada, United Arabs, Singapore and Australia.

A lot of times clients ask for the same set of images as their competitors. They also ask if I can photoshop their products on other stock images. I prefer to do a bit better.

I believe that if you show well your product, the client will believe and will trust you and your brand. This trust leads to more sales and less complaining.

My style for product photos is to show them in full of detail, true colours and all important parts of the product in perfect focus. They are real. I like each photo with a single and strong message. Here you will find examples of these messages: - Available colours, sizes, capacity, storage, label and waterproof.

I often help clients in identifying which photos they really need based on their products most unique and important features.

Photos were done by me a commercial photographer based in Melbourne Australia. My name is Jose Aguiar. The studio is located in Wantirna South (30Km from Melbourne CBD).

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Bags A3 and A4 sizes Amazon product photography
Bags A3 and A4 sizes Amazon product photography

Note how we left the natural waves of the product to show. You see what the product is. You buy knowing what you will receive.

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Bags rolled Amazon product photography

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Bag with kits arts Amazon product photography

You have details, texture, volume, shine areas and dark areas.

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Bag with office objects Amazon product photography

Showing one key feature of the product on each photo.

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Remote shooting touch screen

ASUS ProArt Display PA148CTV test in a commercial studio

I received the ASUS ProArt PA148CTV screen from ASUS Australia to use and test for a couple of weeks and give my opinion regarding the product and its use in a commercial advertising photography studio. If you are not interested in all details you can jump and read my conclusions at the end of the article.

I identified 3 areas where the monitor could be very useful for my work.

  1. As an extra screen close to the camera and product when tethering in Capture One.
  2. As the main screen on a location also tethering with Capture One (or Lightroom)
  3. As a video monitor when filming.

To read all technical specs of the monitor, click on this image:

Asus Website
ASUS Website

Let's go to each of the specific uses:

1 - As an extra screen close to the camera and product when tethering in Capture One or Lightroom.

There are many advantages of photographing with the camera directly connected into a computer (Tethering) and the most important is to be able to inspect well the composition, exposure, colour and focus.

This is my current studio setting:

Large screen and keyboard
Large screen and keyboard

I use this large screen attached to a small computer, a small wireless keyboard and a mouse. This stand has wheels and I can move it around the studio when shooting but it is heavy and not really mobile.

My workflow goes like this: Place product on the table, adjust camera and lights, shoot. Walk back to inspect results on the large screen. Walk back adjust, shoot, back to screen. Walk back and forth until it is perfect.

With the ASUS as a second screen, the time and walking have reduced. This is how it looks like as a second screen closer to the product.

Two screens connected
Two screens connected

As you can see, both screens are connected to the same computer as an extended desktop. In this test, I was using a short HDMI video cable and the product is close to the main screen. You can have a long HDMI cable for extra flexibility.

What I love about the screen:

Good resolution, sharp, good colour but the best is IT IS TOUCH SCREEN!

Seriously, it is fantastic to be able to do what you need directly in the screen.

Image zoom touch screen
Image zoom touch screen

Zoom in and inspect focus and exposure. In this picture, I have the focus mask and exposure warning on.

Remote shooting touch screen
Remote shooting touch screen

And you can change the camera settings and fire directly on the screen.

This next image shows the small PC with the Tethered cable (orange) connected, the monitor on a standard light stand and the PC in a clamp attached to the same light stand. Note that the screen is non-reflective and very comfortable to use.

Small computer and screen on Light stand
Small computer and screen on light stand

Extended desktop, touch-screen settings and how it all works

It took me a few hours testing and researching to find out how to get the two screens to work well together.

The two screens have different native resolutions, the larger Benq is a 4K screen and ASUS is Full HD. I did not want to reduce the resolution of the large screen, so the solution was to extend the desktop to both monitors.

Extended desktop

Extended desktop

The monitor started showing the extended desktop on the correct resolution but for the touch screen to work, we need to tell Windows which screen has the touching capability.

This is done by adjusting the "tablet PC Settings" and clicking Setup.

Tablet PC touch screen setting
Tablet PC touch screen setting

It will show the following message on each screen, one at a time. You press "enter" or touch the screen to select the one with the touching capabilities.

Touch screen identification
Touch screen identification

USB C Cable - Video and Touching functionality

The monitor sends the touching screen information to the PC via a USB cable. The video signal goes normally with the HDMI but with my PC, it all goes with the USB-C. So, only one cable can supply the video signal as well as the mouse movement signal.

This small PC I am using inside the studio is an Intel NUC, formally called "Skull Canyon". It is very good and fast.

Preparing Capture One for a second monitor.

Capture One has a "Dual Screen" mode but I found it not to be a good solution here. It spreads the panels over two screens and this is not what I need. I want the main large monitor to show all the normal Capture One tools and panels while the second smaller screen to have only some of the tools.

I need a viewer where I can zoom in on the image and inspect it well, a panel with a histogram and a panel with the camera adjustments.

This is how I did on Capture One. First I created a new Viewer (Windows + Viewer) or F10.

Extra View panel
Extra View panel

I moved the new viewer to the ASUS monitor. You can create as many floating tools as you need and move them to the ASUS monitor.

Duplicaing panels for extra screen
Panels for extra screen

Of all tools that you may float and have on the extra monitor, I selected the Camera and the Exposure Evaluation tools. They are the two most important to me. The following image shows how I am using the monitor. Note that the viewer has only two tools and was customized with the Focus Mark and Expo Warning.

View on Asus Capture One
View on ASUS Capture One

Canon and Fujifilm Cameras X Capture One and Lightroom

I have used Canon cameras (5Ds) and Lightroom for many years and most recently I have started using the Fujifilm GFX 100s and Capture One Pro.

I can talk about the advantages and differences between the cameras and these two great products when capturing images but not in this article. Here I just want to say a few things that are relevant while using the monitor as a second screen.

Capture One and Lightroom normally work a lot better with Canon cameras while tethering. The Live View of Capture One using a Canon camera is close to "perfect". Responsive, full of options and a great pleasure to use. The Live View (CO and Lightroom) for the Fujifilm GFX100s do not work that well. You cannot fire or adjust the camera while on Live View.

I am not saying that it is all perfect with a Canon and not good with Fujifilm. There are things that Capture One communicates better with a Canon camera but there are others that Fujifilm does just as well or better.

This is just to say that if you use a Canon camera (I do not know anything about Nikon or other brands), you may have the Live View on the ASUS screen instead of the viewer as I have.

2 - As the main screen on a location also tethering with Capture One (or Lightroom)

There are times when we have to move out of the studio to a location but do not want to stop tethering and limit our capacity to judge the results on a large screen.

I have used wireless SD card transmitters, CamRanger wireless, laptops and even carried tables, monitors and computers to warehouses, hotels, restaurants and factories. All these options have their advantages and work well but this touch screen creates a very nice, small, light and reliable solution.

The studio computer is very small and light. It is currently attached to the light stand using a clamp with a flexible arm. If you want to have something more permanent, I suggest a double-stick tape and place the computer on the back of the monitor.

It is very easy and fast to move from the studio to a location. All I need to do is to remove the tethering cable from the PC and the HDMI cable from the large screen. It makes for a super-light, fully portable set to take anywhere that has electricity. No need to transfer files in any way. It is just like if you were working in the studio.

When you are back in the studio, no need to transfer anything. It is all on the same computer.

Have a look at these photos where I was photographing using only the ASUS screen.

On-location tethering
On-location tethering

Note the PC with the flexible arm and clamp. A "flexible" solution but works.

On-location tethered