LUNA London LED Mirror Product Photography

A hero angle product photography shot of a black LUNA London LED Mirror.
A hero angle product photography shot of a pink LUNA London LED Mirror.
A hero angle product photography shot of a grey LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a black LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a pink LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a grey LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a black LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a pink LUNA London LED Mirror.
A close up product photography shot of a grey LUNA London LED Mirror.
Stop motion product photography of a black LUNA London LED Mirror.
Stop motion product photography of a pink LUNA London LED Mirror.
Stop motion product photography of a black LUNA London LED Mirror.

Commissioned Project, LUNA London LED Mirror Product Photography.

These ‘LED Mirrors For Brighter Days’ by LUNA London presented me with a fun two-part challenge. First, there’s the reflections ever-present in mirror product photography. Next, these mirrors needed to be emitting their own, colour-correct light.

The former is easy enough to solve – duct tape a big piece of white foam board to cover the area it reflects from the camera’s point of view. I keep an abundance of Hobbycraft’s A1 White Foam Boards in the studio for versatile and potentially destructive uses such as this. I’ve linked to these, and the rest of my Go-To Product Photography Equipment here. Problem solved, using only the materials I had to hand (self-pat on the back unlocked).

The latter is a balancing act between the correct exposure in-camera and post-production editing via software like Capture One, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Typically light sources like this, although bright, look weak under the comparative shine of high-powered studio lights. So I dimmed my Godox SL100D 100W studio lights to let the product’s own colour temperature variable light come through.

 

Reflection on Reflections

I’ll be transparent with you all: The client did not like these images. The client verbalised an awareness that my mirror product photography wouldn’t match the smooth, plastic-like textures of their current 3D renders. This was then reneged on in post-production, and my offers of amends were refused. It’s a shame; it was early on in my freelance-ry and the opportunity to learn from these scenarios is valuable. With hindsight, I realised the expectation was for image styles that would require focus-stacking. This wasn’t a string in my bow; skills are often gained when you find yourself in a situation requiring them. Instead I learnt this skill down the road, for another client I was able to develop the brief with better.

 

What backdrops are best for product photography?

My backdrops are always from my go-to Club Backdrops. Use that link to get your first backdrop free! They have a huge range of colours and designs across their printed vinyl photography backdrops, and all are hard-wearing and wipe-clean. 

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