I was originally going to be doing an interior and exterior render for this module at university, however, I’ve decided to go for a studio instead of an exterior.
The renders we create have to be based on real-life references.
Below is a render I created just using an HDR image to light the scene:
This was my initial test render just using a HDRI of a studio which I found online. Once I had done this render I began researching how products are photographed in real life.
When researching into studio lighting for products it became clear that predominantly a 3-point lighting setup is used; often with a light above and two either side. They use neutral colours I suppose to not distract from the products being photographed. Below is the lighting setup I created based on what I had learnt from my research.
Here is where I’m currently at with the scene, I used a lightbox HDR to give the area lights a more realistic look in the renders.