Category Archives: Product Photography
Here’s a small range of product and lifestyle photography from a shoot for a client promoting some of their new and existing products.
The brief was to capture a range of lifestyle product photographs with a couple of great models on location in and around Cambridge.
On Location – Product and Lifestyle Photographs
For the first part of the photo shoot we arrived at some disused buildings to take a range of shots of the headphones against the peeling paintwork. Given it was October and there was no glass in the windows and the doors seldom closed, the wind blowing through the location was a little chilly to say the least.
The contrast of the wall colours and those of the headphones really stood out in some shots.
There’s something about photographers, professional or amateur and the draw of disused buildings. The two just go together. As you see they make a great location for shooting product and fashion photography. Peeling paintwork is just a lovely background effect. When it stays on the wall that is !
We then created a short range of close up product photographs. These show some of the details, ideal for catalogue and web photos, but more interesting than against a white background.
Location Product and Lifestyle Photos in Cambridge
We then moved into Cambridge and one of the local parks to take some more of the product photographs but with a summer feel. Not always the easiest thing in the cold Autumn weather and given the models were in t-shirts we were all wrapped up in our coats. The sun was setting fast and so it was a little bit of a rush to set up the models, unpack the products and get the range of lifestyle photos done before the sun went down.
Whilst this looks like a comfortable and relaxing time on a warm summers afternoon, it was in fact freezing cold and a bit of running about managed to keep the goose-bumps out of the photographs. Those thinking modelling for photographs is all catwalk and champagne need think again. Outdoor and Location photography is needed all year round.
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The final range of photographs showed the products in detail, but have a lifestyle flair about them.
If you have a range of products you’d like photographed, indoors or outdoors, with or without models and presented in the lifestyle of your clients, please do get in touch to discuss our range product photography.
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Product Photographs on a white background.
Product photographs taken on a white background are probably my number one request. They feature in just about every website and catalogue where the product needs to stand out on a plain background. Product photographs on a white background also make a designers job easier, as they will blend into a website using white as its main background colour such that you can’t see the edges of the photo itself. You can tell when a high quality design and good photographs have been used as you can’t see a grey, yellow, or magenta colour cast as the so called white photo background doesn’t match the background of the page.
Most of the products on white backgrounds tend to be small and can easily be undertaken in our Cambridge based photo studio. We have a drop-off and pick-up facility available, whereby you can just deliver your products to us, we’ll photograph them on the white background and upload your images where you can download at your leisure and then pick up your products when you next drop by. We regularly photograph, household goods, food, jewellery, luxury goods and clothing against a white background. Though we have moved studios to photograph larger items, for this we needed a bigger studio and a bigger white background. Its not that many places that can fit in over a hundred elephants !!
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These are a couple of test shots showing ‘product appreciation’.
I confess I’d not heard of this marketing phrase before, but I certainly understand it in terms of photographing products for advertising.Read More »
The brief for this assignment was to product images for display as large acrylic prints on the walls of the clients new offices.
Having met with the client, I borrowed a single product and took a range of test shots in the studio to give them an idea of the type of lighting, colours and backgrounds that could be produced, and having reviewed these they decided on the reflective surface and a blue partially lit background. But also they liked the closeup shots I’d added into the brief as it wasn’t something they’d originally considered, but that they really liked the results.
We then set a date to shoot all of the clients products in this range and used a meeting room to accommodate my studio equipment. I often bring the studio to the client for some assignments, as access to products is not always easy and some items can be bulky. It also reduces the packing and unpacking time, making the shoot smoother and quicker.
I link my laptop to the camera, so the client can see the images as they are shot and we can proof the images as they are taken. This allows for adjustments and reviews with other team members who will often be part of the overall approval. The resultant images can be posted online for final review, always handy if team members and approvals staff are not all based in the same office, or aren’t in the same country.
Once the client had selected their chosen images to be turned into acrylic frames, all they had to do was sit back and wait for the results. In this case it was a combination of both single and multiple image displays.The acrylic frames arrived a few weeks later and the online images sadly don’t do them justice, the quality of print, materials and fittings is simply stunning.
So if you’re looking for photographs of any description to adorn your office walls, why not have custom made acrylic images to show off your products, services or people to their very best, portraying your organisation through high quality images really does make a visible impression on your visitors.
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I know this is peak wedding photography season, but I thought I’d add a product photography entry.
This week I’ve been working with a client to create some photographs for a range of exclusive luxury products. High class goods require high class images. Just look in any of the magazines seen in the first class lounge, the best hotel in town, or the foyer of the offices of major brands.
This project involved firstly creating set of test shot images with a range of lighting and backgrounds to give a selection of images for the client to choose from.
Then with the client, I sat and ran through the images to choose a favoured range of images for the various uses. Brochures, website, magazine adverts etc.
Then the last stage was to photograph the full range of products and select the final images for use in the clients campaign and web site.
This approach I often use with clients as:
- It allows them an opportunity to reduce the risk if they haven’t worked with me before. Test images are usually free of charge. The client only pays for these if they decide to use them.
- It allows a range of test shots, clients receive images in their initial style and a range of other styles if they would like some creative input.
- It gives more choice and ultimately a better final result.
So if you are considering some new or updated product photographs, why not take an opportunity to follow this process and contact me.
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