Thirty years of experience is a lot of time. When we think back on all the shoots we have produced, it boggles our minds. My sister with whom I work with, is our photographer. Our photography business has progressed over the many years and so has our knowledge. Knowledge of lighting, and learning the ever changing software programs that now in the digital age we must always acquire the skills and the hardware.
Our newest acquisition is a Hasselblad CFV-50. Simply perfect. Of course it came with new software to learn, but as intuitive as most photography software is, the learning curve was not so painful. The Hasselblad digital back is also live, which helps us greatly when setting up shots, especially with props. Product photography can be a slow process, with the many changes to an image, in terms of lighting and propping. But, of course it depends greatly on what your product is. Live view with our new Hasselblad digital back speeds up the process by not having to click, capture or shoot as many images to get what you are looking for.
Our photography studio is located in New Jersey, near major roadways and mass transit. It’s an easy commute in and out of NYC. If you live in New Jersey and are looking for a photo studio for a product shoot, look in your backyard. Not literally, of course but seriously talent is here in New Jersey.
Honestly written by, Susan Bruno. . firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Written honestly by Susan Bruno ~ email@example.com
Our Studio Productions Photography . 1737 E. 2nd Street . Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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. 🙂
Honestly written by Susan Bruno . firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Studio Productions Photography . 1737 E. 2nd Street . Scotch Plains . NJ . 07076 . 908.276.2229
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.
One of the greatest things ever in our business is seeing the success of our clients. Truly, it makes us very happy, and especially if we may have helped them in reaching their goals. Entrepreneurs are very focused and determined to make something out of their idea, and getting there is not easy, so when they success
Diane and I met one such entrepreneur, and she had a fantastic idea for watch charms! Now those charms have been voted to be on QVC, and that is a huge accomplishment. Our photograph below, and many on her website: http://baratessa-jewelry-charms.myshopify.com/
Jewelry photography here in Scotch Plains, NJ, and many other items are photographed in our studio. Use for your catalogs, or web pages, find us, call us for your advertising photography needs. We are friendly, and can help you with background choices, and we also offer in-house retouching and clipping paths.