The goal of this shot was to showcase some longer than normal grilling utensils that would be perfect for camping use, on an open fire. In the end, we needed a camp with an open fire and I was able to build it without any evidence I was there...as all good campers should do, except it was in my yard at home!
I started with the tools. Here's a daylight shot as I started working the angles. I wanted to show the utensils in a camping scene, so in their normal orientation this wouldn't work, it's just a grill.
I came up with a probably not so realistic idea of propping them up on this large round rock. Again, here's a daylight shot of the idea.
Not terrible really. Fortunately in a way my light was fading. So I started building my scene.
I used slow burning lamp oil for the fire.
And leftover logs from the fire pit for the grill logs. I dusted them with some powder to give them more of an ashy burn feel.
Everything is in place. For my lighting, I would need to fill between the product and the tent to avoid a dark spot. An over head umbrella gave me just the light I needed.
Here you can see the effect of a flash I dropped in the tent to give it some glow.
I setup a light in front to illuminate the product. I would need a surface for the metal to reflect and look shiny, so I added a piece of project foamcore off to the side. Here's what the final setup looked like:
All I had to do was pour on some lamp oil, light it up and make an image!