Location or my Studio
Generally speaking, products are shot outdoors/on location when they are better visualised in context/situation such as furniture and interior design pieces. In these cases, there will be a stylist who arranges pieces to be photographed. Or you may have a huge quantity of products to be photographed and logistically it is easier for me to travel to you with all of the equipment. In this scenario, I’d set up a shooting area in your store/warehouse.
If you’re interested in location product photography you’d want to check out my other product photography page with tips and advice on the styled location photo shoot.
Some products are best photographed not in-situ and it’s better shot larger than life (macro) to show its details. That is when the clients bring their products to my studio to be photographed.
What is your product?
This is usually what I’d ask first when I get contacted for product photo shoots. Are they glass bottles, jars, fabric, food or fine jewellery? The surface material and the type of products determine the complexity of work and the length of shooting time. That is because lighting and diffusion (aka light shaping) change depending on the reflectiveness of the product surface. Also, generally speaking, the smaller the product the harder it is to take photographs.
How much does it cost?
Contact me with your requirements so that I could provide you with a cost estimate. I find that clients tend to be conservative with their estimates and requirements. That’s why I present cases studies here so that you get some ideas as to what is possible and how long things take to shoot, process and deliver.