Product photography tutorial: How to photograph glasses using reverse tilt-shift

In this video, Karl Taylor shows you his lighting setup for a commercial glasses shoot and explain how to use techniques such as reverse tilt-shift and focus stacking to overcome the depth of field issues often experienced when working at high magnifications.

For this particular shoot, the client wanted two shots — one where the glasses were sharp all the way through (which he achieved using focus stacking) and another shot where only the front face of the product was sharp and the arms drifted out of focus really quickly (he used tilt-shift in a reverse format to do this).

In addition to explaining how he used these techniques, he also explains his lighting setup for this product shoot.

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Text, image and video via Karl Taylor