Shoot the Red Hydrogen with a Red Raven

The Red Hydrogen One

The Red Hydrogen One

What happens when you stuff three creatives in a room with the Red Hydrogen One? Well we shoot some video of course (an easy excuse to escape the Florida heat). It was a good time to get together with my buddies Will Tejda and Ace Noguera and play around with the Red Hydrogen One. And I love shooting slick products like this, all the grooves and detail that went into the design are so much fun to light and make pop.

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So the plan was simple, meet up shoot for a few hours and try to put something together. We started out with the original idea of using an LED screen as a base for the shoot and have it playing graphics on the screen. However we ran into the issue of the LED screen not producing enough light that was color accurate even at maximum brightness. However it did have a glossy screen which means it could be used to create some beautiful gradients.

clean surface for product photography

So we got down to making sure we had a clean surface since any dust or dirt would show up on all these smooth surfaces. We also were suppose to have a lazy susan which sadly did not come in time so we had to improved. Using some grip gear and the microfiber cloth, I was able to rig up the phone to rotate for a few shots smoothly with a few tried. The cloth slid with minimal bumps or drag on the screen.

As for gear we kep things minimal with a few quasar 4 foot tubes and diffusion. We shot on the Red Raven at a 10:1 compression ratio at 60 fps. And for glass I brought out my Mamiya 645 kit as I have just moved away from my Sigma lens kit. The Sigma lenses would of given a great clinical sharp look which works great on these type of shoots, but the Mamiya 645 still super sharp and with them being medium format glass we are only using the most center part of the lens and giving us a sharp frame corner to corner.

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The Red Raven with a Mamiya 645 80MM macro

The Red Raven with a Mamiya 645 80MM macro

Anyways it was a fun shoot and Ace did a killer edit of the images we shot so be sure to check that out.