video: episode 21, small product photography tips
What do all successful photographers have in common? They’re problem solvers. When faced with a challenge they conjure up solutions, using experience and creative thought as a guide. Whether it’s a photojournalist seeking access to a story, a portrait photographer with a difficult client or a commercial shooter with a troublesome product, they all face challenges head on and deliver the goods.
Back in the hills we used to say “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”. That just means there’s more than one solution to a challenge. Today’s video uses a simple setup to illustrate one situation with three possible solutions. Yes, sometimes there are alternatives to “just fixing it in Photoshop”.
Speaking of problem solving, today’s video is being served up by a new host: Vimeo. Let me know what you think. The video is larger and of higher quality so I’m very pleased. There have been increasing difficulties with YouTube so I hope this works out to be a better solution.
A gallery of still images from this video may be viewed here.
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