Two firsts…

Products / Commercial

First post for me from the WordPress app but more exciting, first shots from the softbox I made today. This lets me create those studio-type shots for small to medium products. A bigger one is in the pipeline :-)

First sample shots below. For a behind-the-scenes peek: these were shot on my Canon 70D, transferred via the camera’s built-in wifi to my iPhone using the EOS Remote app then edited using the Lightroom app (which incidentally synchronizes all the edits I make on my phone to my MacBook too). The pics were then exported and watermarked using the iWatermark+ app and ready for posting. Crazy!

From a technical point-of-view I only used two side lights here as I bought the wrong bulb for my overhead light. Once that’s sorted I expect even better lighting and more options for those tricky reflective surfaces!

Devin Lester Photography - Products in studio

Devin Lester Photography - Products in studio  Devin Lester Photography - Products in studio  Devin Lester Photography - Products in studio

These were shot on pretty long exposures ranging from 1/4s to 2s so a tripod was essential. The slow shutter speeds allow for the rather narrow apertures needed to get the whole item in focus.

So if you’re in need of any product photography for your blog/website please let me know!

Devin Lester Photography Terri Pereira Maternity

Terri & Family Maternity Shoot

Family, Maternity

The rain interrupted the start of this shoot in the Bryanston forest but our second location at Norscot Manor Recreation Centre saved the day!

It was really great to be asked to take Terri’s maternity pics having previously photographed her daughter, Senna’s 2nd birthday party. Senna is going to be a big sister and seems to already be very excited about the idea :-)

Wishing you all the best Terri & Marco as I know you’re expecting your new arrival very soon!