Showing posts with label product photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label product photography. Show all posts

Friday, January 17, 2014

Vintage Decanter

I bought this decanter some years ago and I don't think I ever got the chance to use it. Well, it did make itself into a nice subject to photograph though. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Canon FTb

This Canon SLR was manufactured sometime in the 70's and has seen many days since then. Has some general overall wear and dirt, but the film compartment is clean, as well as the prism and mirror. The 35mm lens is in great condition, no scratches or pitting. 200mm lens is a telephoto and has no defects as well. Camera is still in serviceable condition and would make a good student option.

I picked up this vintage camera at a local rummage sale one day. It had some wear, but was in pretty good overall condition. I have since resold it at my Etsy Store.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Clean your hands! This morning's product shot.

Just a sample shot with a little post work I did today in the studio, but what a day. My 30+ old Bogen  200B Monolight, about a decade older than our intern, bit it this morning. Dead. Kaputt. The heavy old, unwieldy beast shot its last shot this morning and no amount of cajoling could get it to work again, so I had to use those cheap e-bay modeling strobes I bought years ago and hate, but did manage to shoot the above. The modeling lamp on the 200b still works, but I think its way past time that I upgrade my studio lighting and move into more professional lights.

Yay! I get to shop!

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Anscoflex II Camera

Anscoflex II by matthewpickard
Anscoflex II, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
This vintage pseudo-TLR camera was design by Raymond Loewy. Although this is a rather noisy shot, I quite like it. This unit has a lot of character and some damage, but still neat. I don't know how people made images with these type of cameras -- hard to hold and focus.

Monday, April 15, 2013

General Electric Flash Bulbs

I thought this was a nice shot of some vintage light bulbs that I was selling at my Etsy shop as part of a vintage camera package.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Agfa PD-16 Clipper Camera

Agfa PD-16 Clipper by matthewpickard
Agfa PD-16 Clipper, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
The Agfa PD16 Clipper was a 616 film camera made by Agfa Ansco in Binghampton, USA circa 1926. For a pre-war camera, this specimen is in quite fantastic condition.

I shot this camera in my studio and I am selling it at my Etsy shop, The Design Tracts.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Camera-Wiki Camera Feature

The shot of my Ricoh TLX was featured on the Singlex product page for, which I always love when that happens. is a totally cool site to learn about vintage cameras.

Check it out.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Historic Camera Feature

Via Flikr, my shot of the Imperial Mark 27, was featured on the Historic Camera website. Pretty neat!

Check it out.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Sun Valley Camera Bag

Sun Valley Camera Bag
I bet you could also fit your lunch here, if not your camera in this vintage Sun Valley camera bag.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kalimar AW 10

Kalimar AW 10 Kalimar AW 10 Kalimar AW 10

Decided to reshoot this camera one time before I got it up for sale. I now have some studio space at work which is allowing me not only shoot their products in some relative comfort, but my stuff as well as time allows.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Photo

Photo Kit

On Flickr I was invited to share the contents of my kit from Mike Duck of Since I shoot products for catalog and web, my kit is configured primarily for that purpose. The cheap Cowboy studio triggers are a life saver while being able to preview low res pictures on my iPad (RAW files are saved on the SDHC disc inside the camera) are both time saver and productivity enhancers.
1. Canon EOS 7D with battery pack
2. Canon EFS 17 - 85mm
4. Canon EF 75 - 300mm
5. Quantaray 28 - 90mm
6. Canon 580 EX II Speedlite
7. Cowboy Studio Triggers
8. Canon IR Transmitter
9. iPad with Eye FI SDHC wireless transmitter
This photo is posted on My post is here. There's a mess of other stuff I could have included (and in my bag) but left it at the primary components. When I can get around to it, I think I am going to photograph my Pentax Kit (i.e. film kit) and submit that in the future.

Browse over to, or visit their Facebook page, and compare your kit to other photographers.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RJ Schinner Product Shots

The products I have to shoot for RJ Schinner are sometimes challenging. If its not black plastic bowls, it's white boxes and clear trash can liners. Anyway, this is a sample of what I shot today.

My main light source was the patio door at the right scrimmed back with an old shower curtain that my wife wanted to toss, but I saved just in case. At left was my circa 80's Bogen 200b monolight. Minimal photoshop on these, and the reflections you see from another salvaged piece of opaque plastic that I tend to shoot most things on it seems.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model with Kodalite Midget Flashholder

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model with Kodalite Midget Flashholder. This camera was manufactured in May 1957 according to the code "YORS" on inside of camera. Shot in my home studio and from my collection.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Skina • Hannimex Praktica • Russian Federal

I found this trio shot of European cameras from my collection. I shot this with my Rebel XT a few years back. Did some work in Photoshop to make it a high key black and white.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kodak Duaflex II

Kodak Duaflex II by matthewpickard
Kodak Duaflex II, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
I haven't had much time lately to shoot my collection being a father of a two year old will do that to you.

So I found this shot and upped the "drama" in Photoshop.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Delicious Granny Smith

apple by matthewpickard
apple, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
I shot this awhile ago in my home studio... love granny smith apples!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fed Flash

Fed Flash by matthewpickard
Fed Flash, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
Bakelite Fed Flash 35mm camera manufactured by Federal Manufacturing and Engineering of Brooklyn, NY. Shot in my home studio and from my collection.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kodak Duaflex II and IV

Kodak Duaflex II and IV by matthewpickard
Kodak Duaflex II and IV, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
As I comb through my collection, I had these two rather roguish camera packed away. The IV (background) was manufactured in September 1951, and the II (foreground) in March 1956.

Shot in my home studio of course.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Imperial Mark 27

Imperial Mark 27 by matthewpickard
Imperial Mark 27, a photo by matthewpickard on Flickr.
This vintage camera I've had sitting in my collection for awhile and I've finally had the chance to shoot it. Working with my new 7D is quite nice.

As of writing this post, I'm auctioning this camera via ebay -- I almost don't want to part with it, but I must.