PABST. BLUE. RIBBON!

By: Gustav Hoiland

May 20 2011

Category: studio

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Aperture:f/2.5
Focal Length:50mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Atop the Dresser

Title referencing of course, Blue Velvet. Caption revealing that this was shot from the comfort of an upright position. All semester I shot products on normal height tables and would have to spend the entire session all bent over to get on the same level. But now, with a much higher surface, I can stand and shoot. Great. Leap. Forward.

I borrowed a macro lens on a whim from school for a weekend and, as you can see, toyed around a bit. Incredible depth of field, for which I’m on the edge of concern that it may come off as negatively stylized/”typical.” But alas, my continued endeavors are largely based on technical exploration and refinement.

I like the fact that both Pabst and the top’s opening mechanism are in focus. Between them lay a minor protrusion of can, perhaps an inch closer to the lens, but enough to get really blown out.

And it continues…

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