How I Shoot the KEH Product PhotosTodays post is from the KEH product photographer, Deborah Hodgin. She typically shoots anywhere from 200-300 items a day, primarily for our eBay store.
Lets start with gear. I shoot with a Canon EOS 50D paired with a Canon EFS 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens. The lens has a Canon EW-60C shade on it, and the hot shoe mount has a RPS Studio Series II remote attached. The settings always stay the same since the studio stays set up the same, and there are no windows with changing light conditions in there. Mine are set on ISO-100, aperture-25, and shutter speed-60. My off-camera gear consists of 2 Calumet light stands, 2 Travelite 750 speed lights, 2 Photoflex white umbrellas, and a RPS Studio Serries II receiver.
The basic set up is a table with a white backdrop coming down the wall and across the table creating an “L” shape. Attaching the umbrellas and speed lights to the light stands, I have placed one on either side of the table (as shown in the picture below). One speed light is set to go off when it sees a flash, while the other has the receiver attached. The remote goes on the hot shoe mount of the camera, and I’m ready to shoot!