Still life and product photography as part of my studies at Photography Studies College, 2nd year Advanced Diploma of Photography. In studio, I endeavour to achieve as much as possible in camera to reduce time spent editing. This approach requires careful research, planning and execution, and tends to drive my "assistants" (class mates) a little crazy but the effort always pays off.
The brief: produce a colour, still life photograph using common, familiar consumer products or packaging as subject matter. The objects must be squarish or rectangular box shapes, of reasonable depth and manageable sizes. Explore shape, dimension and composition to product imagery through experimentation with a variety of background options.
The brief: research photography and layout as applied to the covers of magazines and produce an image to be taken into Photoshop and composited with the masthead of the intended publication. The magazine you choose may portray a varying array of content and editorial focus ie. arts & craft, interior furnishings, cooking, hobbies etc. Choose a topic you are interested in, a particular style or lighting technique to experiment with, unique and novel props etc. 
Retouch before and after: the blue backdrop in studio wasn't quite what I was after, not enough separation from Supergirl's costume. A few general tidy ups here and there, removal of reflector, removal of tab from Supergirl's foot.
 Taken further than the brief with this 3D mock-up, thanks to www.psdcovers.com, amazing Photoshop scripts.
...and this slight variation on the cover for outdoor media thanks to www.designbolts.com
The brief: produce two product images of glassware using Bright Field / Dark Field techniques. Use strong and appropriate references as your starting point
The brief: produce two product images of glassware using Bright Field / Dark Field techniques. Use strong and appropriate references as your starting point
The brief: produce two product images of glassware using Bright Field / Dark Field techniques. Use strong and appropriate references as your starting point
The brief: research traditional still life genres and apply studio lighting techniques to produce images referencing classic painting and photographic still life arrangements. These still lifes are generally table top arrangements comprising various assortments of fruit and vegetables but can also contain ornaments and other decorative items.