Commercial and Product Photographer for Businesses
A recent project was to provide product photography for a Warwick based business who required a product photographer to create product images for a new website that is being developed for their company.
The business is a manufacturer of bespoke plastic and 3D printed parts used in the automotive industry and although the parts are fitted on some very glamorous vehicles. The parts themselves are just lumps of plastic to the untrained eye apart from an iconic radiator grill that most people would recognise!
The aim of the project was to make the parts look interesting to look at, going further than standard high-resolution white background product photography, although there are some white backgrounds for the large parts I used the available backgrounds in the factory.
I decided to add coloured light to the background of the images to create a bit more depth and definition. The logo for this company is blue so we decided to use a blue light, I can actually create any lighting effect on demand.
I have often used gels which is the process of adding filters to colour light, a common use is to colour the background of head shot portraits but I have never used them in product photography.
Due to the quantity of parts to be photographed I set up my equipment on location in the companies warehouse, this approach often makes sense because the products don't have to be moved, the business personnel are on hand to review how the work in progressing and it just makes it easier for everyone. When doing this type of work or any job really its makes sense to fit into others plans.
After all the product photography was completed, I did some people at work images and general images of the building and staff on site.