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