Zeapon’s new accessory – Hyla Suction Cup brings unlimited possibilities for videographers and filmmakers. Adopted with premium rubber material and a leading technology featuring vacuum valve and blade seal ring design, the cup can secure up to 40kg suction force for 48 hours yet leaving the surface seamlessly clean after detachment. Combined with ZEAPON sliders, the cup offers great adaptability to a variety of challenging shooting scenes such as car chasing, drone shots, etc, with great dynamic added and silky smoothness guaranteed.
Getting a lighting setup that fits many different products is key for many online businesses. In Ecommerce photography, the color, size, and glossiness can vary a lot from an object to another. Let’s learn the ultimate product photography lighting setup that will provide you with the versatility and image quality to make your Ecommerce studio more efficient.
We aim here to get a nice and elegant product photograph, on white background, with a clean reflection underneath.
The lighting setup must be the most versatile possible. We want to make sure that whatever medium-sized product we photograph, the result will be great. The time saving of beeing able to use the images Straight Out Of the Camera with a consistent result can have a real impact on your business, depending on the number of products you shoot. Using broncolor lighting equipment, no retouching is required. Power output and colours stay consistent from a shot to another.
Whether you photograph shoes, cosmetics, or perfume, this lighting setup will fit perfectly.
Let’s learn more in details how to setup your lights.
First, cover up a white table with a white, shiny acrylic plate. This will give the underneath product reflection. Another similar plate is then positioned vertically100cm behind the table. This plate is backlit with a 90×120 cm Softbox that guarantees an even and clean illumination of the background. One Siros 800S set to 400 J is used for this.
Second, an Octabox 150 is placed 70 cm above the object and provides the general illumination of the entire set and object. It might seems slightly oversized, but the softness of this light lowers the contrast of the photos and guarantees, that it works on shiny as well as very dark and even white objects. The studio light used in the Octabox is a Siros 400S set to 132 Joules.
To give the object a more three-dimensional look it is important to have a certain direction in the lighting. A smaller Octabox 75 from the right (or from the left!) is in charge of this. It is positioned at an angle of about 35 degrees and at a distance of 90 cm from the object. Here, I use Siros 400S at 283 Joules.
The only little detail that customizes the light is a white or black cardboard on the opposite side of the Octabox 75. Use the white one for dark and shiny objects while the black one increases the contrast of very bright and/or low-contrast objects.
Setup equipments: Siros L 400, Siros S 800, Softbox 90x120cm, Octabox 150cm, Octabox 75cm, Speedrings and RFS 2.2 transceiver.
Micro 2 600/800 Series is the extended version of the classic Micro 2 double distance slider, with its travel distance reaching up to 74cm and 94cm respectively. It enables filmmakers to adapt to different shooting scenarios with great flexibility.
Inheriting all great features of its predecessor, Micro 2 600/800 Series adopts the similar compact & portable design strengthened by ultimate-smooth damping and ultra-quite step motor technology.
With the new series, ZEAPON pushes the boundaries even further by integrating the slider body with a low-profile mount and adding a pair of supporting wheels in between, which helps to achieve rock steady yet silky smooth motions while extending the travel length to up to 39cm and 49cm.
Paired with a dedicated phone-based App ZEAPON LAB, awesome time lapse footage can be previewed and programmed in the App with a single tap; Timelapse Calculator intelligently makes the calculation on various timelapse parameters for you, helping every filmmaker and Vlogger capture that perfect moment, from city streets to remoted glaciers, from studio videography to car-chasing scenes, from wedding films to TVC productions.
Is your power pack showing its age? Treat yourself to the latest broncolor studio lighting equipment and save up to 30%!
The broncolor Scoro is the most advanced power pack series and the ideal partner for intensive studio shooting. Together with the original Pulso G and Unilite lamps it provides ultimate versatility, constant light quality as well as power and precision with an impressive speed.
This timely limited special deal allows you to trade in your aged power packs and to receive an instant discount on the latest broncolor Scoro, Pulso G and Unilite products. The same number of power packs – regardless of manufacturer – with up to three compatible lamps must be returned to the distributor to qualify for the following trade-in discounts:
When it comes to creative work, the freer you are to focus on your craft, the better.
Meet Loupedeck’s most powerful and adaptable console – Loupedeck CT. The custom editing console is designed to enhance how you work during every part of the editing process.
With buttons, dials, and touchscreens you can completely customize and organize to your own personal way of working. Loupedeck CT is ready to go right out of the box with a vast set of integrations with your favorite software, letting you move between and work freely in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Ableton Live, Streamlabs and soon more – all from one sleek user interface. See supported software here
Loupedeck CT’s newly launched powerful feature –Loupedeck Profile Creator enables you to create your own Custom Profiles (mappings) for third-party applications. It is easy to use, you don’t need any programming skills! Profile Creator can be used for adjustments and actions using everything from mouse movements to shortcuts, macros, keys, run applications, links and text. The new capability is found in Loupedeck software version 3.2 and higher.
This creative tool is for you if you do frequent editing of images and videos.
Free your creativity and boost your productivity with Loupedeck CT!
“…LOUPEDECK CT is a complete control panel for creative applications such as FinalCut Pro, Premiere, Photoshop or Lightroom.“
Meet the console that makes photo and video editing second nature and let you focus on what’s really important – achieving the perfect edit.
Made for pros, enthusiasts and everyone in between, Loupedeck+ has an intuitive user interface with controls for retouching, grading and fine-tuning your work.
Loupedeck+ is custom-built to enhance the Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X editing experiences.
The functions you use are all organized by category. So instead of jumping between menus, panels and submenus, they’re all in one place – right at your fingertips. And full screen mode editing lets you edit without ever having to take your eyes off your image or video.
Capture One Pro 12 has just been named Best Photo Editing Software at the annual award ceremony during PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
“We are honored to receive the Lucie Technical Awards for best photo editing software,” said Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen. “This is the second time we have won this prestigious award and we would like to thank the editors, creative directors, writers and other industry professionals who have recognized our technology. We share their passion for advancing the art of photography.”
The Lucie Technical Awards aim to honor the large and small companies and the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year. All-inclusive, these awards encompass technology and hardware such as cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, as well as papers, printers, inks, software and more. The Lucie Technical Awards is the newest initiative of the Lucie Foundation, and sister program of The Lucie Awards.
When and where will shootKL be held ? Date: Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2019 Time: 10am – 6.00pm Venue: DPAC, Damansara Performing Arts Centre Address: H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Join China’s top wedding photographer Sails Chong for a 2-Day photography workshop.
As a Brand Ambassador for both Broncolor and Hasselblad, Sails Chong is highly dedicated and constantly striving for perfection in his craft. As an educator, he is meticulous, precise and principled in his teachings. In recent years, he has conducted numerous workshops across China as well as in Singapore, Indonesia and Burma and has proven to be a great inspiration to his students.
Day 1 | Mon, 1st July 2019 Basic Theory & Advanced Theory Branding & Strategies Indoor Lighting Session
Day 2 | Tues, 2nd July 2019 Outdoor Lighting Session Image Editing Critique Session
On Sunday 14 October, we joined Professional Photographers Association Singapore (PPAS) at Marina South Pier MRT station for a shoot to support Fashion For A Social Cause by Singapore Fashion Runway. The main shooting area for groups was equipped with a Para 177 and two 30 x 180 strip softboxes with Pulso G lamps, while a smaller set-up for individual portraits was equipped with an Octa 150 and Unilite lamp. Participating photographers included Ukay Cheung, Ruth Soh, John Yuen, Aaron Ang, Eujin Goh and Tennant Lim.
The front surfaces of the softboxes were maintained at a distance of 1m from the subject’s face to ensure the comparisons are fair.
The variables are the softboxes and the power level on the Scoro to adjust for the varying intensity of the light. The Scoro S power level ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 with every round number being halve of the next; eg. 10.0 = 3200 J, 9.0 = 1600 J, 8.0 = 800 J, etc.
We strongly recommend that you view the images below on a calibrated monitor instead of a mobile device. The differences for most of the images are subtle so the small screens may not display them accurately. Although the shots were taken tethered through Capture One, none of the images has been edited in any way.
We start off with comparison groupings by the softbox categories.
SQUARE AND RECTANGLES
STRIP (vertical angle)
BEAUTY BOX AND OCTA
35 X 60
60 X 60
60 X 100
90 X 120
120 X 180
30 X 120
30 X 180
BEAUTY BOX 65
We realize the differences are incredibly subtle and the results of these demonstrations are not sufficient for most photographers to form definitive conclusions upon. Hence, we will conduct more demonstrations over the next few weeks to further present the unique characteristics of each softbox. This will include half body portraits and various angles of light source to show relativity between softbox sizes and light coverage.