I was recently asked to give a quota for a photography job involving product photography for a company's catalog. This is my first job, and I am a bit nervous. The products are various hardware components (eg doors (single/double) , window frames )
I currently own a single flash (youngnuo yn560iv), 18-55mm kit lens and 55-300 mm Nikkor with a d5300, two tripods, two batteries and two 32gb memory cards. The photographs will be taken in a warehouse. I am yet to view the actual place, but I have an area that i can set up to take the photos.
I have a few questions,
From experience, what other equipment would I need for a shoot like this?
What kind of backgrounds do I use to get the best effect?
Some of the products may have glass, how Do I deal with that? (reflections etc)
any general tips would be much appreciated.
I would also upload a sample that I took and sent in to the company, so Critiques are welcomed and encouraged.
I also have some questions about editing, but I guess that should be asked in the Photoshop portion of this site.
The pics that I uploaded were taken using the following technique.
First a Speedlight was set up on a tripod behind a white curtain, behind the door.
then the On camera flash was used to trigger the external flash.
Taken with 18-55mm kit lens.
Focal length - 25-35mm
Shutter - 100/s
Edited using PS to remove the background.