Giant Killing Rod by Major Craft. Studio shot with two lights
If you scale up with the size of things you photograph new problems arise, space for example, especially when trying to put a 7' rod on your relatively small white vinyl background. Photographing rods is not much fun though, I think I have found my "photographic world" in the small objects but sometimes is good to leave the "comfort zone" and kick your ass a bit. This is quite a normal catalogue shot, my aim was to keep the texture of the EVA foam on the handle and a good light on the glossy epoxi finish of the rod. The latter has been surprisinghly good because if you pay attention, the reflection of the softbox on the rod section (the one without the handle) finish exactly where the Giant Killing logo starts, leaving it perfectly visible. I could have told you I had to cut a special gobo in order to achieve such result but no... sheer luck I guess!
SB800 thorugh Lastolite 40" Umbrella Box on camera right
SB800 through Lastolite EzyBox on camera left
Both flashes triggered with Nikon CLS