This group is about photographing small products with dramatic lighting. The products can be anything small. Examples of small objects include: Jewerly, watches, any type of food, perfume, new beer/wine bottles. Head shots are very welcome in this group. Some events will be at various studios in the DC Metro Area, and events will be outside. Light painting objects is also part of this group.
Who should join this group?
Anybody is who is interested in photographing products as described above or headshots. Anyone who is interested in experimenting with natural or artificial lighting. Anybody who is interested in product photography lighting as well as portrait facial lighting is more than welcome to join.Anybody who likes to experiment with light painting, which can be done with one exposure or more exposures.
What this group is not about:
This group is not an architectural group. This group is not a full blown portraiture group. This group not is a landscape/nature or wildlife group. This group will have portrait related events like headshots etc.
Still Life Photography Webinar Part 1 – White Plexiglass Table
This webinar is about how Michael Pucciarelli uses the White Plexiglass table in his still life photography. There is so much you can do with the white plexiglass table with one light, two lights, and three lights alone. Many lighting modifiers from art stores can really help create a beautiful still life image with this plexiglass table. Other tools that you buy at hardware store can help this process. I will also discuss camera settings that I use.
Still Life Photography Webinar Part 2 – Black Plexiglass Table
This webinar is about how Michael Pucciarelli use the Black Plexiglass table in his still life photography. There is so much you can do with the black plexiglass table with one light, two lights, and three lights alone. Many lighting modifiers from art stores can really help create a beautiful still life image with this plexiglass table. Michael will demonstrate how to create a scrim wall, a white foam board wall, and a silver wall to help modify the light. Other tools that you buy at a hardware store can help this process. I will also discuss camera settings that I use.
For both parts above, I will discuss how I use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and Adobe Photoshop CC. I will start from the raw image from ACR, and then I will take about Photoshop CC. The photoshop section will discussions on filters, macros, and adjustment layers.
Michael Pucciarelli started digital photography around 2010. Michael started out as a landscape/architect photographer. Then he explored all kinds of still life photography. Michael received his Associate Degree in 2013. Michael has been member of Professional Photographers of America since 2015. He is also part of the Maryland Affiliate Group in 2017. In year 2020, Michael is part of the Pennsylvania and the Georgia Affiliate clubs. Michael started a Facebook group called – Still life Fine Art Photography Creative Group, which is growing every day. Michael is the owner of
Fine Art Photography of Michael Pucciarelli – https://www.michaelpucciarelli.com.
My portfolio is at the following link – https://www.mpucciarelli.zenfolio.com.
My Instagram Link – https://www.instagram.com/michaelpucciarelli