Knoxville Commercial Photographer | Michael Kors Handbag Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes, Commercial, Product, Studio, Uncategorized

Highly reflective products are always a challenge to photograph. However they are always some of my favorite subjects to photograph. With patience and careful planing, the challenges of photographing reflective objects always pays off in beautiful stunning imagery. And nothing could be further from the truth then the recent photoshoot I had capturing a stunningly beautiful Michael Kors handbag at my Knoxville, TN photo studio.

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I first had to build a custom lightbox that would both eliminate distracting reflections, while simultaneously allowing the handbag to reflect back to camera the soft diffused light created by the lightbox itself. This allowed us to capture the true color of the reflective surface of this golden Michael Kors handbag. Therefore, I built a custom lightbox that surrounded the Michael Kors handbag on the left, right, and front (leaving only a small opening for the lens of my camera) by means of white reflectors and white seamless paper. The light source itself, was a from a single large softbox placed directly above the handbag. The only part of the lightbox left open was the back, because the concept of the photoshoot required a dark black background.
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The concept of the Michael Kors handbag photoshoot was to capture the celebrity lifestyle of owning a celebrity fashion designer handbag. In so doing this, we wanted to built a set that would feature the Michael Kors designer handbag as a celebrity being back-lit by the flashing burst of paparazzi cameras being fired. However, instead of renting and paying for multiple off camera flashes to light the set’s background, I decided to use one light and composite the final image to seems as though multiple flashes were fired at ounce. As a result, one strobe was used to light the product, and one flash was used to light the backdrop.



The Michael Kors handbag photoshoot has been used in our recent mail promo by means of Modern Postscard. Modern Postcard is an excellent direct mail marketing service based in Carlsbad, CA. Because we chose a 5×7 postcard mailer, we decided to change the layout of the final print from that of our online feature. Please forgive the sub-par quality scan below.

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To learn more about our commercial product photography services, please view more of our work on our main site at Knoxville Tennessee Commercial Photographer.

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Matthew Guss
Photographer @ FauxTaux Grafix
fauxtauxgrafix@gmail.com
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Knoxville Commercial Photographer | Knoxville TN Photo Studio

Commercial, Studio, Uncategorized

As mentioned in our previous post, we relocated to a new beautiful 2,000 sq ft photo studio. The new space is conveniently located downtown on South Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The new location offers many of the same amenities that were available at our previous studio in West Knoxville. One of the primary benefits of our new location is its central location, being conveniently downtown in Knoxville, TN. Secondly, the new location has allowed us to be more flexible this year for on-location travel. A personal goal of ours this year is to travel more to better meet our clients needs. And the new studio is more accommodating to this goal. Furthermore, the size of the space has prevented us from sacrificing any of the amenities our clients have become accustom to expecting from our services.

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Below are a few points of interest concerning our new photo studio in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

Studio Amenities
โ€ข 2000sqft of Open Loft Space
โ€ข 12ft High Ceilings
โ€ข Natural Window Light & Studio Flash
โ€ข Stylist & Makeup-Artist Available

To learn more about our new Knoxville Studio and to view more of our work, please visit our main site at Knoxville Tennessee Commercial Photographer.

Knoxville Commercial Photography | Knoxville Pet Photography | Knoxville Product Photography | Knoxville Portrait & Fashion Photography

Matthew Guss
Photographer @ FauxTaux Grafix
fauxtauxgrafix@gmail.com
fauxtauxgrafix.com

Knoxville Commercial Photographer | New Studio + Pet Photography Promotion

Commercial, Dog, Pets, Studio, Uncategorized

I’m proud to announce we relocated to a new beautiful 2,000 sq ft photo studio, conveniently located downtown on South Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. In honor of our relocation, FauxTaux Grafix | Commercial Photography will be offering a special limited time Pet Photography Promotion for the next 30 days.

From now until April 5th, if you book one of our custom pet photo sessions, you’ll receive both 50% off your session + a FREE 8×12 print with your print order + 20% off your print order.

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To take advantage of this limited time offer, please contact Matt at fauxtauxgrafix@gmail.com

Custom Pet Photo Session rates are as follows with this limited time offer:

  • In-Studio :: $50
  • On-Location :: $100

Sessions must be booked by April 5th to lock in these special offers. However, sessions themselves may be held anytime until November 15th 2014.

Please select the following link to view our email promo by MailChimp & to join our mailing list for more TN Pet Photography specials. To view more of our work, please visit our site at fauxtauxgrafix.com

Knoxville Commercial Photography | Knoxville Pet Photography | Knoxville Product Photography | Knoxville Portrait & Fashion Photography

Matthew Guss
Photographer @ FauxTaux Grafix
fauxtauxgrafix@gmail.com
fauxtauxgrafix.com