DAIWA TD SOL MQ 2500
From the release of the very first TD Sol in the early 2000’s I’ve shot every variation and model of the TD Sol for catalogues and promotion.
The new TD Sol MQ series is the latest model from Daiwa that I shot many months ago. The reel in the image was one of the first cosmetic samples, sometimes with these early samples they can be a bit rough in appearance as they are often hand made, but this one was almost perfect, a pleasure to photograph and prepare for catalogues.
To limit time spent in Creative Suite I always clean and polish every nook and cranny to remove any dirt, dust, oil, fingerprints etc. Then no matter the product every one has a test image with an Xrite Color Checker and Sekonic light meter to get colour and exposure perfect. These seem to be forgotten or underutilized gear with many of todays photographers.
Once done then a three-light setup with the main light a Godox AD600 Pro with a 50cm Beauty Dish from front above, ¼ power, two Godox AD 300 Pro’s from either side at 45 degrees, 1/16th power and about half a dozen small Gobos to reflect light in the right areas, especially on the chrome sections illuminates the product.
|Camera:||Nikon Z7 II|
|Lens:||Nikon PC-E 85mm f2.8 ED with FTZ Adapter|
|Notes:||Trigger: Godox XPro N and Nikon WR-10|
|Lighting||Godox ADD600 PRO with 50cm Beauty Dish, 2 x Good AD 300Pro and Lastolite Tent|