Silver Product Photography

Silver Product Photography

Silver product photography

Reflections

Silver product photography can be great with reflections.  The image above is photographed on a white acrylic base great for reflections when working with any product photography but especially good when working with silver product photography.  I use both black and white acrylic bases and for silver product photography I would prefer to use a black base and background, but these days most customers would prefer using white.

Colours

One problem that you can come across when doing silver product photography is you can get a colour cast on the images, there are a number of way of solving this problem but the easiest by far is to turn the image to black and white.  provided there are no colours on the product that will solve the issue of colour casts and produce a lovely clean silver image.  The image above was photographed in colour and then turned to black and white giving a nice clean silver image.

Product Photography

Good product photography can make the difference between making a sale and not making a sale.  If the photography on a site is not up to scratch then people don’t see bad photography they see bad products.  It is always cost effective to get decent images of your products to put on your site.  There has been many instances were people have bought a product from a more expensive site just because the image looked better quality.

We are based in Newport South Wales and we would be happy to quote for any product photography work, be it stand photography or 360 degree product photography.  We photograph a wide range of products from pens to sofas so feel free to give us a call for a quote.  You can send us your products or we can arrange to come to you and photograph your products onsite whichever is more convenient for you.

 

suspended 360 product animation

Phone Cover

There are different levels of 360 product photography, one form is suspended 360 product animations, by that I mean photographing any product that cannot stand alone without being supported.  The Phone cover below is an example of a suspended 360 product animation, if you click on the image is will load the phone cover animation.

Suspended 360 product animationBecause of the design of the phone cover it could not stand on it’s own.  so it had to be suspended in some way.  For this particular product there was no great problem, it was quite easy to use a small piece of blue tak and stick the cover to that, then it was just a case of edited this out later.  For something like a bicycle if you were doing a suspended 360 animation of that it would be necessary to suspend the bicycle upside down.  Once all the images were taken it’s quite an easy task to rotate the images.

Turntable for suspended 360 product animations

Now with any 360 product animation you obviously have to use a turntable, the turntable would be marked out in 36 sections and you would take one image, rotate the turntable and take another image at the next section, but how can you do this if the product is suspended in the air?

The simplest trick is to bolt the turntable to the ceiling (Best not to use a room in the house for that).  So if you have a workshop and you want to do large objects for suspended 360 product animations, then first bolt the turntable to the ceiling, then suspend the product from the turntable, then as you turn the turntable the product will turn.  It’s then just a case of waiting for the product to stop rotating and take the photo.  Once you have all 36 images you can then just flip the images, edit out the background and your images are ready for the final steps to create your suspended 360 product animation.

The most difficult thing to photograph

What was the hardest thing to photograph

Depending on the photographer you ask you will get a very different answer.  I do a lot of product photography and 360 degree product photography because of the challenges associated with it.  Every product requires a different problem to be solved.  For instance if it’s a bottle of wine how do you avoid reflections and keep a nice colour to the wine?  If it’s a white object and your photographing it on a white background how do you cope with that?  Both these would require very different techniques.

Although photographing white objects on a white background can be extremely difficult it’s not the most difficult photography I’ve done.  For me the most difficult thing I’ve photographed is a 3 dimensional laser engraved glass crystal.  If you photograph this on a white background it just doesn’t show the engraving, if you photograph it on a black background it’s almost impossible to avoid reflections.

What made the crystal even more difficult was that I had to photograph if 36 times at different positions for a 360 degree product animation.  Add to this that it was not just one item but a series of items and it was an incredibly difficult job to do.  In the end I had to rig up a special canopy in the studio to avoid all the reflections within the crystal.  It proved difficult but as with everything that’s difficult it was a very satisfying job to do.

So for me the most difficult thing I’ve ever photographed was the 3D Crystal, but of course every photographer will have a different answer to that question.  But if you like to solve problems and enjoy a challenge I would recommend product photography, it’s never going to be boring and the satisfaction of solving all the problems and getting a great product shot at the end is well worth the effort.

Professional Corporate Photography

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If you would like a free consultation over the phone (or in person) to discuss your professional corporate photography requirements prior to any commitments from you, please feel free to get in touch?

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This professional corporate photography page is posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy Marketing Company

Do you need professional product photography

Is professional product photography important?

Product Photography

Leather handbags

First Impressions count

It’s claimed people make their minds up about your website in around 0.05 seconds.  Now I don’t know about you but personally I can’t read an awful lot in that time.  So images are vital, a good image can make the difference between people staying on your website, or leaving and finding another.

If you are selling product on your website then the images need to be top quality, professional product photography can make all the difference.  People often say “everyone knows what my product looks like so why do I need to pay for professional product photography?  As I said earlier people will decide if they like your website, or if they want to buy from you in 0.05 seconds, do you really want to take the risk of loosing a sale because of the images on your site?

There’s no such thing as a bad product photograph on the internet

That’s quite a statement which I’m sure you will disagree with?  everyone has seen bad photography on the internet right?  Well I believe when it comes to product photography there is no such thing as a bad product photography, why?  Because people don’t see bad photographs, they see bad products.  I’ve proved this many times with all sorts of people, if people are looking for a product of any description, they look for good quality images to show what the product will look like.

If you don’t believe me, I ask you, have you never been to a website and thought, I don’t like the look of that and moved on to another site?

Good product photography can make the difference between someone buying from you, or someone else.  Do you want to take that risk?

Commercial Photography South Wales

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P & M Photography based in Beechwood, Newport in Gwent and near to Cardiff and covering all of South Wales can provide many different types of Commercial Photography Services for Businesses in Newport, Cardiff, South Wales or the surrounding areas including;

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If you would like a free consultation over the phone (or in person) to discuss your commercial photography requirements in South Wales prior to any commitments from you, please feel free to get in touch?

We would be more than happy to discuss any of your commercial photography South Wales requirements and provide our many years of experience to assist you in the planning and decision making process.

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This commercial photography South Wales page is posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy Marketing Company

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P & M Photography based in Beechwood, Newport in Gwent and near to Cardiff which covers all of South Wales can provide many different types of Commercial Photography Services including 360 Photography for Businesses, Website owners & e-commerce retaillers in Newport, Cardiff, South Wales or the surrounding areas.

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If you would like a free 360 Photography consultation over the phone (or in person) to discuss your 360 photography requirements in South Wales prior to any commitments from you, please feel free to get in touch?

We would be more than happy to discuss any of your 360 photography South Wales requirements and provide our many years of experience to assist you in the planning and decision making process.

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This 360 photography South Wales page is posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy Marketing Company

Commercial Photography Cardiff

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and so much more!

If you would like a free consultation over the phone (or in person) to discuss your commercial photography requirements prior to any commitments from you, please feel free to get in touch?

We would be more than happy to discuss any of your commercial photography requirements and provide our many years of experience to assist you in the planning and decision making process.

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This commercial photography Cardiff page is posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy Marketing Company

Commercial Photography Newport

If you are looking for commercial photography Newport then you have come to the right place.

P & M Photography based in Beechwood, Newport in Gwent, South East Wales provide many different types of Commercial Photography including 360 Photography, Professional Corporate Photography, Event Photography, Product Photography, Virtual Tour Photography, Panoramic Photography and so much more!

If you would like a free consultation over the phone to discuss your commercial photography requirements prior to any commitments from you, please feel free to get in touch. We would be more than happy to discuss any of your commercial photography requirement and provide our many years of experience to assist you in the planning and decision making process.

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This commercial photography Newport page is posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy Marketing Company

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