So this could go down in Photogabi’s history as product photo shoot #2. The first one I’ve been doing for a while on my Gabriel Amps, of course but there’s no “official” photogabi post, which makes this the first post about the #2 product photo shoot. Confused yet? Not important.
My Romanian friend Emil Kindlein makes silver microphones. And I am not talking about silver-plated, or only a small part is silver, no. The whole microphone body is made of sterling silver down to the last screw. He makes them all by hand. I had the privilege to do this photo shoot for the official Silver Microphones launch which took place on Jun 13, 2013 while I visited Romania beginning of this May. All of the studio shots were made at the birth place of the microphones (aka the jewelry shop where Emil is working) meaning that I was able to use some very cool jewelery tools as props and backgrounds for textures. Used only a SB28 Nikon speedlight through an umbrella. The outside shots were done by a very cool iron bridge in Timisoara, Romania, where the beams provided a nice contrast between the silver and iron.