As a commercial photography studio we get asked to photograph all kinds of things. We photograph things like: Jewelry, tabletop place settings, packaging, stuffed animals, furniture blah, blah. Yes, many different kinds of ‘things’ otherwise known to us as, products. Products photographed for catalogs, websites and of course print.
Product photography incorporates studio pharmaceutical to on location photography of again all kinds of products. Can we specialize? Sure, but honestly, it’s a rare bird now a days. With in ‘house photography’ in so many corporations now, and advertising agencies we didn’t want to close the doors to other opportunities for us.
Once upon a time, we photographed mostly only food. Cooked and uncooked food photography, and raw ingredients, but then when we were asked to photograph tableware, it was a natural transition. Likewise, rugs to furniture. Or both for some customers in one shot. Lifestyle photography is very important especially now with online shopping. Giving the customer a sense of what your product will look like on their table at home, or on them.
Click on the link below to see a few photographs of our work of furniture, rugs and accessories.
Written honestly by Susan Bruno
Our Studio Productions . 1737 E. 2nd Street . Scotch Plains, NJ . 07076 . 908.276.2229
Keeping Things Interesting
Sometimes we literally turn the camera around to another set and start shooting. Of course that ‘set’ is set, that’s why we call it that. Our lighting is tested and we are ready to start shooting. Today, we’re going from custom orthotics, to cigars, to furniture to wedding jewelry. Maybe not in that order, but you get the picture. As photographers around the world know, its not just shooting these digital days, it’s processing, retouching and silhouetting. At Our Studio Productions, we are first and foremost, photographers, not retouchers. I have met retouchers that are admittedly not photographers, but are damn good retouchers. What that means is, instead of just clicking off a shot and fixing it later, we know how to get the highlights were we want them, and out where we don’t. Diane’s philosophy is to shoot to get the image close to perfect, then retouching is just basically dust spotting, maybe a little distortion correcting here and there.
Hard at work photographing what I call art. Although it is furniture really, to us it is pure functional art. Hand crafted furniture by Desiron – Frank Carfaro, sold in NYC and manufactured in NJ. Our clients for well over 10 years, and still absolutely love photographing his beautiful pieces.
As advertising photographers in Cranford, NJ we certainly get a variety of eclectic products to photograph. That’s what is so cool about what we do, it’s a different day, every day.