Anyone, that knows Diane and I from Our Studio Productions Photography, knows that we love what we do. Camera in hand, focusing on a product. Over the years, OSP Photography has photographed a multitude of various products, that sometimes make it hard to remember all of them.
So, when a prospective client asks us if we photographed something in particular, I have to pause a minute to go through my mind, and remember. Hundreds, or rather thousands of files to recall. Case in point; a prospective client of ours sent us an email inquiring about photography of their rugs. Below are the test shots we did for them, including retouching one into a stock photo.
Looking at these sample images would you think that it is as simple as putting the rug down, and clicking the picture? It does look like that, but…It did take a bit of thought, and time to get the lighting even, and color accurate. These images will be used for their website, which is very well put together and easy to navigate.
Product photography is not as easy as one might think. Even the simplest, supposedly easy product shot is, well not always so easy. Lighting is everything. Daylight, or window light is not always the best solution. It is definitely a great way to photograph certain pieces, but not all.
The costs of renting shooting space in NYC is expensive, but in some cases well worth it. Although, rental studios can be full of light and interesting walls, floors and design details, if you are trying to keep costs down a bit, it is not always the right choice to make. Photographers in NYC usually, need to rent space, and that adds to the bottom line of shooting costs. It just adds up. So, when we need a wall, we just use our studio walls to either paint or hang realistic backgrounds to help create whatever scene you have in mind.
The sun that pours through our front studio window is a great asset for shooting using available light. in addition to our studio system lights. Most of the time though, our black out curtains are in place, to shield the sun from our displays. Studio photography is alive and well in New Jersey, so instead of commuting or hiring out of our gorgeous state, look us up. 🙂
Our Studio Productions
1737 E. 2nd Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076