From small eCommerce shoots to large ones, your job is to make the client happy. When you have a creative director that knows what they want, this journey will be a piece of cake. Though don’t be afraid to suggest new lighting setups they haven’t thought of or different views of the product that will show the end customer more of the merchandise. You’re on the same team, and the end goal is to create great images that show the product for what they really are.
There is a great deal of work that needs to be accomplished at many different levels from local restaurants to the many magazines and blogs that are covering the foodie phenomenon. By adding a few items to your kit the knowledge you have about lighting and composition can be put to good use offering food photography services.
Professional product shots can make or break an ecommerce site. Poor images instill a lack of confidence in the company as a whole and can dramatically increase a site’s bounce rate.
Private collections, antique stores and auction houses offer a plethora of work for any photographer. The items you’ll encounter with antique and collectible photography will need considerable technical skill. Your ultimate goal is to create a factual presentation of the object since the buyer will most likely be a connoisseur of your subject.
Bottle photography is one of the more challenging aspects of product work. Bottles are round and reflective and translucent: a photographer’s nightmare if you are unprepared. But there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get amazing, glowing pictures of your bottles.
Dreaming of becoming the next Mapplethorpe? Flowers themselves are works of art, however fashioning dramatic images such as his is not as easy as it looks. Here are some more useful tips to get you started.