I love doing product and advertising shots – especially when the product is something we actually use! Such is the case here with Macadamia.
This is a composite shot taken in our studio. The items (wonderful hair care products by Macadamia) were set up on a sheet of black acrylic so we could capture sharp and saturated reflections. The smokey clouds in the background are actually drops of milk dripped into a fish tank (a la Close Encounters of the Third Kind). We then composited the milk & products, and tweaked the color of the milk in Photoshop.
I take my cameras everywhere, as I am sure many of you do too. Zoos are no exception. The Akron Zoo is a small-ish zoo, a boutique zoo, you could call it. The animals are mostly separated from the public by large glass panes – perfect for taking photos without a lot of structures getting in your way.
Woke up (extra) early this morning and headed out to watch the Soapbox Derby Championships in Akron, Oh. It was cool with nearly complete cloud cover, but that didn’t stop the kids from racing down the track and some pretty impressive speeds. Also impressive were the number of photographers roaming through the crowd. It was cool to see that many people out support such a cool, old-school sport.