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Product Shoot with Savage Seamless, Bike Photos

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an avid road cyclist and involved with local group rides for fixed gear enthusiasts and roadies.   I recent acquired a Trek Madone 4 Series road race bike and have been having tons of fun both riding and shooting it.

With the matte black and blue frame I thought I would aim for a bold catalog look using the Savage Universal “Deep Yellow” seamless paper.  I thought the color was the perfect compliment to the bike and to achieve that active race-ready look in studio.  See for yourself:

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Next up, I thought I would use the same style lighting and pose but going for a more hero style poster/cover shot rather than catalog look. Using the Chroma Tech Green seamless paper I keyed out the background and inserted a grungy concrete layer. I think the bike looks right at home… check it out:

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For the macro component feature shots, I did some lens blur and gaussian blur adjustments to the concrete background layer to simulate a shallow depth of field so it was visually distracting.

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Photographer: Ryan M. Walsh
18811 N. 19th Ave. Suite 2015 PhoenixAZ85027 USA 
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