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Product Photography: Pancake Lens

Pancake Lens

A product photo for my review of the Canon 40mm ƒ/2.8 “Pancake” lens for Canonrumors.com.

It was a fun thing to do, honestly, 90% of my product photography is against a white backdrop. It makes sense, most websites have white backgrounds, white sits well as an image into them highlighting the product but it just gets boring after a while, and it’s a reason I don’t show too much of it here on the blog. It just made sense, you know? A pancake lens… set as a pancake? Funny right? Most people seem to like the image too, though the number one critique is that I didn’t place the knife and fork right. A casual oversight that I never even considered because I don’t set my breakfast table with any level of formality. Have you ever tried to feed three hungry boys pancakes and bacon? You can basically serve it right into their face.

I documented the steps, just for the folks who are interested in the kind of work that goes into this kind of photography. You can read about how I shot it, including all the post processing, over at Petapixel.com. You can also check out a larger version of this image on Flickr, thanks!

One thought on “Product Photography: Pancake Lens

  1. Mom says:

    It's my fault teaching you the placement of knife and fork. I get called on this all the time but I still prefer this placement. What right handed person picks up the fork with their left hand?