Blending Photos Together for Perfect Lighting in Commercial Photography

Commercial photography can be a tedious process. Oftentimes, a single finished image can be comprised of over 30 photographs. The process of blending all these photographs together ensures that every part of the product is lit perfectly. This is especially useful when photographing objects as large as a Volvo semi-truck. Commercial photographer Tim Bjorn has done just this. Take a look:

Bjorn¬†emphasizes¬†the importance of not moving the camera during photo-shoots of such large scale. This is done, Bjorn says, by finding the perfect angle. “That is the key element, no motion at the camera.” This way, the editing features can easily be done on the computer.

To make sure each element of the truck was lit perfectly, each segment of the truck was lit individually. The contrast is controlled by moving the lights closer or further away from the truck as needed. Bjorn combined 27 frames, each with different lighting positions, to produce the finished product.

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Final product after the photos were combined

The editing software promoted and used in this video is Capture One which is made by Phase One.

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4 Comments

  1. frank o'shea says:

    “Can be a tedious process” – Says who?
    That’s the kind of work that contains no work element whatsoever.
    Pleasure and satisfaction all the way.
    Insightful video piece.

  2. Good work.This is very informative.Thanks

  3. Good technique & impressive result! Curious about the use of the iPad – what was the input source or connection used to display the photos on location? Any info appreciated!

  4. Damn!! The final result is awesome and I really like the Behind the Scenes!

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