Inspired by the above, I decided to try my hand at more light painting. I decided to first try with my electric guitar. I set up my new Proline tripod and set my guitar on the hardwood-styled vinyl floor and went to work. I traced the edges the perimeter of the whole guitar and then light painted the pickups. First try:
I love the texture that that the light painting gave. I almost has a midnight jazzy feel. The “wood” floor gives a certain class to the setup. This seems like a great and unorthodox way to do product photography. It looks moody. I did not expect it to turn out this good first try.
I then proceeded to take paint my electric ukulele.
Again, it feels blusey or jazzy. The outer glow gives focus to the product.
I was tired of doing instruments so I looked for other things. I found a hat. I first painted the brim of the hat, then painted the top of the crown and around the sides of the crown.
It looks understated and mysterious.
I found another object, a video game controller. I painted basically every part of it.
The light is very soft. The darkness around the halo of light is mysterious and enigmatic.
Lastly I tried my 1950s Harmony Uke. I chose it because I thought it would fit well with the blusey/jazzy vibe I was starting to get from the previous exposures.
Again, it is just a great effect.
I believe all the shots were done in one take, which surprises me. I loved these turned out. Great way to do product photography. Didn’t quite expect that so much. I mean, it wouldn’t work for every product, but it certainly works to draw the eye in.