360 Apparel Photography using a Ghost Mannequin
360 Apparel Photography Specs
Total Process Time to Create Web-ready 360 Product View: ~40 minutes
Frame Count: 48 frames/360 rotation (1 capture every 7.5-degrees)
Zoom Level: 2X zoom
Lighting Used: Iconasys 4 Light Studio Kit (white backdrop, 2X lights positioned at subject at ~55% dimming, 2X lights positioned at backdrop at 0% dimming to create high key lighting effect).
Accessory Used: 24″ Turntable Platform (to extend platform base to support mannequin stand)
360 Apparel Photography Notes
We used the Iconasys 4 Light LED Studio Kit to create a High Key Lighting Technique (to shoot 360 image set on white backgrounds). We positioned 2X lights at the background and set lights to full power. We then positioned 2X lights up front to light the golf bag – these were set at 55% dimming. By doing this, when we set the correct exposure for the product, the background is blown out to pure white.
The 360 image capture process (48 total images) was completely automated in a turn, stop, snap workflow and took only a few minutes. After the images were captured (and instantly uploaded into the software), we applied some batch image editing in the Shutter Stream 360 Product Photography Software. These included:
Levels: Minimal adjustments to white, black and mid-tones for small color adjustments.
To achieve the Ghost mannequin effect of this 360 apparel photography, we then had to manually edit each image to remove the bottom part of the mannequin. This process was the most time consuming (taking about 45 seconds per image. We had used the Lasso Tool in the Shutter Stream 360 Software to remove the mannequin legs and arms.