Another friend recently asked for advice on using a Somikon "Studio Box" which she'd recently purchased so I used the sunglasses as a test so that I could show here the results that can be obtained from this piece of equipment.
I set up the studio box on a table in my sitting room and placed the glasses on the bottom. Using my Canon 5d MKII with a 50mm lens and my Benbo tripod.
To prevent my constantly bending over to look through the viewfinder, I attached my camera to my Samsung Galaxy tablet using the free DSLRdashboard software which is available from the Google Play store. This software shows me the captured image and I can zoom in and out to check focus etc. The software also has the option to save the images onto the device itself or just on the memory card.
I started at nine o'clock and with the help of the software and a big display, I was able to move various reflectors and light blockers around until I had an image that the client wanted.
1st set-up. Too many reflections
The set-up I ended up using.
Glamour photographer Michael Zelbel also uses these triggers and have uploaded an interesting video about them.
With the help of all these time saving devices I was able to get a good setup which I mailed to the client. He gave me the OK and I then photographed the next nine pairs.
After converting the CR2 RAW files into high resolution JPG's, I uploaded them to a website where I can apply clipping to make the background pure white.
Total time for the job was four and a half hours.
Here's one of the finished images.
Thanks for reading.