Product photography with XZ-2 and remote flash

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Joe0Bloggs
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Product photography with XZ-2 and remote flash
11 months ago

(these could have just as easily been done with the XZ-1 which my wife unfortunately gave away to her brother, necessitating the purchase of XZ-2 )

Combination of 3 lights on the right, one back and a catchlight from the left

Too many lights for me to remember

For this shot I went for a softer look.  Ambient light plus 8 lights surrounding the product.

This one is actually shot in natural light

For my purposes the XZ-1/2 can do everything a pro camera can--a flexible range of focal lengths, flash hotshoe, ability to control 3 banks of 3 flashes, etc.

The kicker?  I only have one flash unit   Guess how the multiple lighting effect is achieved?

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In reply to Joe0Bloggs, 11 months ago

I am not a photography authority or critic. So please forgive me that I said such comment as "excellent" but its a brilliant work. Well done.

It also pointing the view that I believe in

"There is no pro equipment, there are pro photographer"

(Pro Photographer; who earns his/her living from photography work. Sure  there are high grade tools. Which does not make anybody "photographer" but helps a lot. As a Chainsaw does not make everyone carpenter, but carpanter reach his artistic level in shorter by this equipment...Don´t know how clear I could explain othervise.)

Simply, Great.

Ben

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In reply to Joe0Bloggs, 11 months ago

great set

XZ2is a gem for flash photography....

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In reply to Ben O Connor, 11 months ago

But I have still got a lot to learn and am not a pro even in the money making sense... I'm making some use of my photography in my main line of business but that's it

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