Alright, folks, gather ’round! Today, we’re embarking on an epic effort to teach you how to do product photography of tile while staying totally awake. Yes, you heard me right, tile. Those flat, shiny squares you usually ignore on your way to the sloppy eating parts of the house. But fear not, for we have a secret weapon in our arsenal: the Halumin™ H18. It’s a lighting modifier, but not just any lighting modifier. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of lighting modifiers. So, strap in, and let’s get this party started! And if it gets messy, the tile cleans up easily so… we got that covered.
Drop The Ring Already
Our unsuspecting heroes for today’s adventure are a plain white faceted 3×6 tile and a light gray crackled tile with a rippled glaze. They may seem like wallflowers at first, but with a little help from our trusty Halumin, they’re about to become lit like “grampa break dancing at the bar mitzvah”.
The White Stuff.. Tile. White Tile.
First up, our white tile. We’re going for a flat lay image that will show the individual facets. Now, the Halumin H18 isn’t just a lighting modifier; it’s a magician. It reshapes the light, creating an unbroken narrow cylinder of light that surrounds our tile like an array of super troopers at an ABBA concert. Position the Halumin just right, and voila! Our plain white tile suddenly has depth and dimension. It’s like watching that Falkor coin, crypto “investment” your nephew got you into, go to zero when that neverending story moved to the Caymans. This, my friends, is how to do product photography of tile lighting fast and easy.
Both Sides of the Story
Next, we’re going for a side angle shot. This is where the Halumin really earns its keep. It’s all about catching the light in the gloss of the tile, making it shine like a diamond. The Halumin’s open cylindrical design creates reflections that would make a mirror jealous, all without casting a hard shadow. The result? A photo that makes our tile look like it’s ready for its ready to drop some fire on it’s next album.
The Gray ManUfactured Tile
Now, onto our gray tile. This one’s got a rippled glaze, which is basically the tile equivalent of a six-pack. We’re going to capture this from an angle, letting the Halumin work its magic to expose the texture of the glaze. The glare from the light brings out the tile’s unique texture, making it look like it’s flexing its muscles for the camera. This is another prime example of ‘how to do product photography of tile’ with a twist.
It’s a Wonderful Light
The Halumin H18 isn’t just a tool; it’s a game-changer. It’s like having a lighting studio on your tabletop. With a few simple adjustments, you can achieve different lighting effects faster than you can say “Zuzu’z petals.” And the best part? It weighs less than a chihuahua and sets up faster than a tent. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie, the Halumin H18 is like having a cheat code for professional lighting results.
So, there you have it, folks. The Halumin H18: turning ordinary tiles into supermodels since 2023. Remember, in the world of photography, it’s not just about capturing an image; it’s about telling a story. And with the Halumin, you’re not just a photographer; you’re a storyteller with lighting. So, go forth and tell your story. Just remember to keep it fast and light!