Lifestyle photography is one of the most creative photo shoots in the realm of lighting. These two images are shot without any ambient light, just strobes. While sometimes we do use natural light on occasion, it’s mostly as a mood setting element. Just enough to bring in a feeling. Most importantly photographing tableware is about the pieces, but for lifestyle it’s more about the mood that the tableware can bring. Something warm and sometimes sexy.
Our Scotch Plains photo studio has great window light when we need it, and light blocking curtains when we don’t. Which is 95% of the time.
Commercial photography for us is packaging, retail displays, catalog and web. We have recently finished a rather exciting packaging project for tableware and online catalog and print pieces. Next blog I’ll post a few flat art samples.
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As photographers we definitely have our favorite things to photograph, and as women we do like jewelry photography. That does not mean it is easy by any means, just nice to look at. When photographing jewelry we take a very methodical approach. Also, a thoughtful one. On occasion we are asked to come with the background ideas, and our thoughts on how to best show their jewelry product line. Usually, these days we go with a white background, and then we remove the background, otherwise know as a path. That way our clients can take it off the background in Photoshop and put it on any type of background the like, or furthermore for selling on Amazon.
Just because I said we especially like photographing jewelry doesn’t mean we don’t photograph all other types products. Like for instance: industrial, home accessories, healthcare and more.
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All products are not the same, especially as far as photographing them go. At least photographing them. Product photography is not for the faint of heart. It can be a daunting task for the inexperienced. And, sometimes even for the experienced.
As most pros know, lighting our product is number 1. How are we going to achieve the most important aspect of our shoot, lighting. Not window lighting, not in a cube lighting, but professional flash/strobe lighting. The product is the star here, or as people in our field call it, the hero. Our hero can be a can of corn (Which incidentally is where we started out. I’ll save that for later), or the hero can be a highly reflective product, such as jewelry or metal serving pieces. The approach to these types of items needs to be a carefully designed one.
It is not 1-2-3. I can’t tell you how many times, we hear a client say, “Just throw it in, and shoot it.” Hmm, not so much. Some pieces just need a soft touch, because they move. Not a lot of fun photographing products, like dangly earrings or anything else supported, perhaps by clear wire. It takes time for them to settle down and behave. Furthermore, we don’t want to see ourselves in the reflection. Or sometimes we do, just for fun. 🙂
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Here we are in 2016. Already a new year. Honestly, I can breathe a sigh of relief now that we’re crossed over into 2016, and left the holidays behind. Not that I don’t enjoy them, but it just gets so crazy busy.
Last year as a commercial product photographer, we were very busy and getting all our photography finished was hectic. It was the last minute things that get cha. So, next year I will start way earlier so I feel a bit freer. Oh yeah, that’s going to happen.
My sister and I working in the commercial photography field for well past 25 years (That’s enough information on that subject), are so excited about all the new photo editing tools, cameras and digital backs. We just purchased a new, yes a new Hasselblad CFV 50 back. The color is amazing, the software and the support. We cannot be happier. A learning curve? Yes, but nothing like when we first jumped into digital.
Photographing products in our New Jersey based studio is fantastic because it’s always something new everyday. Meeting new clients from NJ and NYC to work with and create with. Is it the same thing? Maybe, but there is work and then there is creating. Product photography of for instance the bowls above, was a challenge. But, when I say a challenge I do not mean it in a work related way, but as a creative challenge. To balance the bowls mostly, but to arrange them in a relative way to one another and to light them to show off the pieces. After all, it’s the product that’s the hero here.
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Photography of jewelry is sometimes an art unto itself. Estate sale, or photography simply for insurance protection of your jewelry collection is extremely important. Whether you are planning on just getting jewelry photography for record keeping, selling or photography of your art and jewelry for inheritance reasons; is undoubtedly vitally important.
We know your pieces are often sentimental and valuable to your heart and family. If you should need our services, we offer our photography here in Scotch Plains, in our photo studio. From diamond rings to paintings, Our Studio Productions Photography can provide sharp, clear beautiful photography of your treasures, for whatever reason.
Our commercial photography business has been operating for quite a long time, first in Westfield, then Cranford and now in Scotch Plains, NJ. It is home to us, since we spend a chunk of our time here. Photographing many kinds of products, from pens (Pharmaceutical and writing types) to beds. So I would say we are pretty well versed in product photography, whatever your product may be.
The piece featured above is for sale. I will add a link to the image for contact purposes.
Working in NJ, and being so close to NYC is one of the best benefits of living and working in our area. Yes, it can sometimes seem very crowded, and yes, it actually is jam-packed with people and cars. Commuting back and forth, most of the time seamlessly.
Our photography studio is in an ideal location; Scotch Plains, NJ. A very beautiful historical town, with lots of local restaurants, and easy access to thousands of others. Our Studio Productions moved into Scotch Plains a year and a half ago. Before that we were located in another historic town, Cranford. Our commercial photography business finds itself in a great location, serving many different clients from NJ and NYC. It’s so easy to travel to our studio, and if I do say so myself, worth it. 🙂
One of our apparel clients walked in today to discuss an upcoming project and was stunned by the change in our studio. A completely different set up, and boy, do we move things around in here. Depending on what it is we are shooting, carpets, jewelry, stemware, restaurant ware, furniture, maps, ice cream…we need to move around. Sometimes, 3 to 4 sets at once. It can get crowded in here too, but it flows.
Our Studio Productions is our business name. To those of you new to our blog we are photographers, and sisters and really enjoy what we do for a living. My sister, Diane has always been a photographic artist. Introduced to photography by our father, an event and portrait photographer. While working for our father, Diane realized that weddings weren’t her thing. No, she liked inanimate objects. Be they pieces of jewelry, tableware, furniture or industrial components, just basically anything that stands still. Otherwise, know as in the industry, as.
Even apparel, and for instance the images on this blog, are considered product photography for either web or print. These are images of custom embroidered logos. Our job is to show the detail, texture and color to emphasize the high-quality of the piece. Advertising photography is many things, and stagnate it is not. Everyday we have a completely different day from the last, and we still are learning everyday as well.
This link is a web page showing many other shots of ours for a better idea of the many varied product shoots we do, just with fabrics. Please visit this page to see a little piece of our world. http://www.ospdigital.com/Fabric_Beds/
Today we are shooting styled lifestyle shots of for tableware. I’ll post those in a few weeks.