This Teach Tumbler includes:
A)Posing the shoes. This is how I posed them. Yeah crazy right? Much like I would direct my subject I posed the shoes the way I wanted to see them. Notice the details are enhanced.
From the diamontes to the texture of the frill- you can almost feel the velvety texture of the soft frills. Also enhancing the image is detail of the silver insole which has jagged edges.
Positioning my self : Now the shoes were backlight as discussed in the previous Lighting Teach Tumbler. Usually when flat lighting the photographer is on the same side as the reflector.
However I was shooting to the left of the shoes. So the shoes are backlit, and the reflector bounces back the light while I shoot from the side. ( Interesting fact : the reflector rested against my knee, in this Behind The Scenes photo I placed another cushion behind it.)
This is why you hire a pro. And when they tell you each image has value of their time and skill, it's not rhetoric. There is too much in every "digital image' for it to be free .