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John Deere Classic Tee Marker in 3D

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I've been working to develop my product photography skills … and especially creating 3D Object VR Images. This is my latest example that uses 4 rows of 24 images. Click through to see the 3D image.

I like to think I'm stepping up my game with this example. A little background as to how this is created …

I'm now using a Fanotec Nodal Ninja Mecha Rotator (E2) to spin the object on a turntable. I program this to take 24 photos in a rotation, one photo every 15 degrees. When the turntable rotates it stops and then tells my camera to take a photo every 15 degrees. This gives me one row of images.

I should also mention that I set up lighting in my studio based on what I learned from David Hobby's lighting workshop. This is essentially a 2 light setup with a 7' umbrella back left of the camera for fill, and a MagnMod Magbox key light setup camera right. I also have two softboxes that backlight my white linen backdrop. While this is all setup as Westcott Strobes, I only used the modeling lights for this project. I ran into some issues with gross reflections coming off the nameplate. So instead of using strobes, I used the modeling lights and took each photo as a set of 5 brackets to create an HDR image.

So … 4 rows of 24 images with 5 brackets for each image ,,, yes, this consisted of 480 images.

This was all shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III with a 17mm f1.2 Zuiko Lens. I set up the camera to automatically take a 5 bracket series whenever the rotator told it to take a photo.

In order to get each row separated consistently, I used my Fanotec Nodal Ninja V Pano Head to set up each row at 0, 30, 60, and 90 degrees respectively.

Here's a behind the scenes look at the setuo.

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I use Adobe Lightroom to merge the HDR Images and refine the images. I owe a shout out to Tony Ventouris (http:/tonyventourisphotography.com) for some great coaching on how to create great product photos.

After merging I used 96 images to create the ObjectVR image. I did have to mask each of these in Adobe Photoshop to create the perfect white background.

Finally, assemble it all for display with Garden Gnome's Object2VR.

It's been a fun project.

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John Deere Classic Trophy in 3D

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Click through for a 3D visual of the 2020 John Deere Classic Trophy! Spin it, zoom in, full screen it!

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John Deere Classic Tee Markers

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I had the opportunity to develop my product photography skills by photographing the John Deere Classic Champion Commemorative Tee Markers. Starting in 2004, the tournament champion signed a limited series of special tee markers. This is the entire set.

John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Press Conference

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Press Conference and Reveal. It's another record breaker!


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Dustin Lynch Birdies for Charity Concert

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Dustin Lynch concert to benefit the John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity. At The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

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2019 John Deere Classic

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2019 John Deere Classic



John Deere Classic Media Day

John Deere Classic Week

Birdies for Charity Awards

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#JDC2019
#GetOlympus
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John Deere Classic Media Day

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John Deere Classic Media Day at TPC at Deere Run, Silvis, IL.

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Lee Brice (John Deere Classic Charity Concert)

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John Deere Classic

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2018 John Deere Classic



John Deere Classic Media Day

John Deere Classic Week

Birdies for Charity Awards

John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity


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John Deere Classic

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2016 John Deere Classic



Media Day

John Deere Classic Week

Birdies for Charity Awards

John Deere Classic Media Day

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity

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John Deere Classic

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2017 John Deere Classic



John Deere Classic Week

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John Deere Classic Charity Concert

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John Deere Classic

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John Deere Classic Press Conference

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Brian Harman Wins the John Deere Classic

edgeThe John Deere Classic kicked off this week … and I had the pleasure of helping the John Deere Classic Tournament with a few photos. Hopefully you’ve seen a few of these on the John Deere Classic Facebook and/or twitter feeds.

The John Deere Classic has really made a name for itself as the tournament to give young golfers their start. Jordan Spieth last year and now Brian Harman this year. Brian's win marks the 20th time a player scored their first PGA win at the Quad Citiesbased tournament.

Check out my photos on the links below.


Wednesday.
Wednesday is the John Deere Classic ProAm.

Thurday.
Round 1 of the John Deere Classic. I spent the entire day at the tee box on number 2 to capture the entire field.

Friday.
Round 2 of the John Deere Classic.

Sunday.
Final Round of the John Deere Classic.

John Deere Classic

edgeIconic Steve Stricker at the JohnDeere Classic.

John Deere Classic - Final Day in 4 mins

edgeWatch the entire final day of the John Deere Classic from the edge of the 18th green in 4 minutes. I had a camera set up on one of the red stakes marking the water hazard and created a time lapse of the entire day. I interspersed a few photos from that area aswell. Enjoy!

John Deere Classic - 2013

edgeThe John Deere Classic kicked off this week … and I had the pleasure of helping the John Deere Classic Tournament with a few photos. Hopefully you’ve seen a few of these on the John Deere Classic Facebook and/or twitter feeds. Check out my photos on thelinks below.

Monday.
Monday included the “John Deere Pro Am”, the Executive Women’s Day, and the John Deere Classic ProAm Pairing Party.

Tuesday.
Tuesday included practice rounds, Callaway Club Fitting for Wounded Warriors, and the Youth Day Clinic.

Wednesday.
Tuesday is the John Deere Classic ProAm.

Thurday.
Round 1 of the John Deere Classic.

Friday.
Round 2 of the John Deere Classic.

Saturday.
Round 3 of the John Deere Classic.

Sunday.
Final Round of the John Deere Classic.

John Deere Classic 2012

edgeRory Sabatini walks up number 9 fairway during a practice round at Deere Run.

It was a full week of events at Deere Run for the John Deere Classic highlighted by a fantastic playoff finish where Zach Johnson emerged as the 2012 John Deere Classic Champion. I spend a few days taking photos … take a look by clicking on the weekdays.

Monday
The John Deere Pro Am was held with the sponsor exemption golfers: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Rodgers, John Peterson and Luke Guthrie. I also caught a few shots of John Daley and David Duvall.

Tuesday
Youth Day Activities in the Family Zone
Wounded Warriors Club Fitting
First TeeYouth Clinic w/ Pat Perez and Jason Gore

Wednesday
The John Deere Classic Pro Am. John Deere’s CEO, Sam Allen and the John Deere Classic Board President, Todd Raufheisen, played with Steve Stricker.

Sunday
FInal Round of the 2012 John Deere Classic


John Deere Classic Portfolio

edgeThe John Deere Classic is now a short 2 months away and I thought it’d be appropriate to share a few photos from previous John Deere Classic Tournaments. This photo of Steve Stricker with the John Deere Classic trophy was from 2010 when he scored his 2nd John Deere Classic win. Last year he won again and I’m sure he’ll be gunning for his 4th straight John Deere Classic victory this year.

Here are a few of my favorite John Deere Classic photos.

And … of course … a few panoramas of Deere Run decked out for the John Deere Classic. Just click on these and “tour the course”.

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