Commercial Photographers | NJ | OSP

The end of the week, albeit a short one. A busy one for us too. Photographing products like: Furniture, jewelry and apparel. Every day is different, every day is good. Even when we are not actually shooting, we have loads to do. Files!! Image files are huge these days. Organizing our jobs in folders, and images in individual folders for easy retrieval. Part of a job on any photography project is also the post work. If you do it yourself or hire out (Which we do not do) someone to do it. Time not many of our clients really understand as being part of the billable time.

Being a photographer is much more than being the photographer. Most of all if you have a small business like ours. The wearer of many hats. Some we wear well and others not as much.

We photograph with a Hasselblad camera and a Hasselblad digital back.  The digital back’s files are HUGE. Try 80 megabytes. Hmm, yes they can be an issue of storage and manipulation. Load up the memory for these gorgeous files. Our quality is outrageously intricate, and sometimes downright intense. Always though a good thing. Especially, when photographing , well just about everything come to think of it.

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Products are all kinds of things. Like for instance mushrooms! Or, fabrics, surgical screws, ice cream, noodles… Pasta Fresh on Wood Photo by OSP

Whatever it is we are shooting we just love it. Photography is not an easy business to be in, especially now, but here we are and here we are to stay.


Thanks for reading.

Written Honestly by,

Susan Bruno

susan@ospdigital.com

Our Studio Productions

1737 E. 2nd Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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Product Photography in NJ . OSP

Scotch Plains, NJ photography studio
Shooting apparel in our Scotch Plains studio.

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.

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Reflective Product Sterling Silver Earrings

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  .  susan@ospdigital.com

Our Studio Productions Photography  .  1737 E. 2nd Street  .  Scotch Plains  .  NJ  .  07076  .  908.276.2229