Chrome products are difficult objects to photography, but these are on another level, so much retouching to get this look. Shoot for Remington.
Remington RX5 head shaver on broken glass
When setting up this shot, the social media team asked for it to be shot straight on camera view onto broken glass. Well the glass was super hard to break, couldn’t smash it. In the end we used a nail and a hammer. I set-up the lighting and the camera in the studio, the shot wasn’t working to start with. When seen straight on you couldn’t see the reflection, it didn’t look like it was on glass.
I decided this shot can work but we need to change the camera angle, it took a while to change the set-up completely but we got the shot and I am well happy with it. A bit more edgy look for the Remington Brand, but it works.
The image will be used in various ways, but the image was created on an editorial photography shoot for trade magazines, online use, etc.
Advertising photography taken by me… Phillip Pilkington. Manchester based Product Photographer. Elbow Grease, cleans stuff well.
To do this image I photographed the bottle on it’s own with no hand, I did a focus stacked image for maximum sharpness. Then I took a photo of the hand around the bottle for a separate shot, made it all work in photoshop. Job done.
I did actually have a blue background for the image, I also did a white background option on the day.
To see the behind the scenes photo of how this image was made please visit my Facebook photography page.