Occasionally I will do food shoots that have a theme, the theme of my latest photography shoot is the Mediterranean style food photography in Bury. Using a wooden pallet and painting it blue has done most of the work. To help the look of the photography I did use a food stylist who prepared and brought props. It really does make a difference to the photography using a stylist, it is an extra expense but it is worth it.
I used a mostly window light to create a natural look and feel to the images, this image was also made into a gif which shows the step by step process to make this dish. If you are looking for food photography please get in touch and we can talk about your image needs.
I have worked on these still life images recently in Manchester and I want to show them on my photography blog. There’s not many specialist still life photographers in Manchester which is good for me. It is a specialism that not many photographers have mastered, these images are of the electronics company Russell Hobbs. It’s one of their toasters which is obviously red. The material is glossy which makes for an appealing look with the right studio lighting. This toaster has an accessory which can be seen in the photography below, it’s called a ‘bun warmer’, it comes with nearly all toasters that are sold in Europe but not in the UK. It is used to warm buns and croissants, most people who see these want them in the UK too.
Glossy and shiny products are a technical challenge but when your a photographer with lots of experience then it isn’t much of an issue. I used a photography technique called ‘focus stacking’, this is where the photographer focuses on the front part of the subject, then takes several shots focusing in different areas of the product to build up a very sharp still life image.
This image is being used for the front of the packaging which means it needs to be a high quality product image. Once I have worked on the post-production side of this still life shoot the final results speak for themselves.
The camera used was a Canon 5DS R, Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Elinchrom flash studio lighting.
I am showing some images that I created this week. These product images are from a shoot for Remington electrical company, these products are part of a series of hair care products called ‘Silk’. The black material has a unique silky effect which has it’s appeal and differs from other hair care products. The idea was to show these two products together as they are being offered as a double package. The main image is a normal product image with some quality studio lighting skills to make the products look premium and glossy.
When photographing these I shot them upside down to hang them from a fishing wire. All images I create are cut out using Photoshop and other editing to polish the products are also done using Photoshop. The other image with these two products shows them in a location setting using a table dresser as the main prop, this was also shot in a photography studio. Often is is a good idea to shoot studio images and location images on the same day if you have the ability to, these images will be used in e-commerce websites and for other online marketing needs. With Remington using these images they will also be used around Europe and other countries could also use them like USA and Australia, the brand has a lot of impact worldwide and they also share their assets.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks photography blog update.
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