Our Google tagline is “Commercial Photographer – packshot & product photography in Oxford, Oxfordshire and everywhere”.
It is just worth explaining that although we are based in Oxfordshire and indeed many of our clients are Oxford or Oxfordshire based – a whole lot of our other clients are elsewhere in the country.. neighbouring Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and a lot further away too.
Some of our clients in fact, we have never even met face to face! Couriering items to us for product photography is a very straight forward process and proofing of product shots can very easily be done online. So, if you are not geographically nearby, we are still very happy to provide our services!
Every so often, we like to offer our services free of charge to organisations whose ethos is aligned with ours. This time we would like to offer product photography free to the first business that contacts us with a NEW to market and genuinely Eco Friendly product.
Normally as product photographers we work with purely commercial enterprises, so it is always good to do some work with those whose direction is not purely commercial and in this case environmental.
We’ll provide up to 10 studio shots, post processed and ready to use – Gratis. You send us the product and we’ll get shooting.
What’s the catch? There is no catch, we’d simply like to work with a business that is truly concerned with protecting the environment, we’ve only got one planet & it could use all the help it can get…
One important detail that helps create a slicker looking website is uniformity – often clients will have an extensive range of products to be photographed and sold online. These in turn will often appear as multiple product images on the same page. For this reason, it is very important to have all product images or pack shots treated in exactly the same way.
A good example of this is work done for local Oxfordshire company Motoring Classics for whom we photographed a range of their classic car products. The image above shows part of their range of classic wiper blades, all following the exact same alignment and post production treatment – all looking very neat and tidy. The careful shooting of these products at a uniform angle creates a slick and professional look – another reason to use a professional such as Phoduct!
With this example, notice also the very slight suggestion of a drop shadow, put below each of the products, another neat trick that gives a little depth and adds to the “reality” of each product image.
Some time ago, we blogged about the pitfalls of businesses trying to do DIY product images and packshots – together with the benefits of getting it right first time by using a professional. That blog post prompted contact from Walcot House Ltd, who were in just that situation. With a rapidly expanding range of high quality products and moving towards retailing these products online, we were asked to fulfill their product imaging needs.
Walcot House’s products come in a vast array of surface finishes, some of which were very challenging to capture and would certainly have been beyond the reach of the DIY photographer. The resulting work, now in use on Walcot House’s excellent website is very pleasing and hopefully working well in driving sales.
Recent interesting work for Waddesdon Manor as part of the collaboration between Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and the Rothschilds. “Creatures and Creations“, inspired by the expansive private specimen collection of Walter Rothschild housed by the Natural History Museum at Tring, the 2nd Lord Rothschilds eccentric obsession has proven fertile ground for the creation of three new couture dresses by Mary Katrantzou. On display at the opulent Waddesdon Manor estate until the 27th October 2017, the capsule collection showcases a shimmering sunray pleated tiered gowns alongside intricate hand beaded dresses, embellished with glistening insects formed from Swarovski crystals.
Over recent weeks, we have been shooting the latest range of products to be sold via Waddesdon’s online gift shop, which is always a pleasure although this comes with temptation – Rothschild wines, Waddesdon chocolate…
New products include a range of porcelain, with designs from the above mentioned Mary Katranzou collection.