Product Photo Shoot – Southern Bride & Groom.
Well… many of you know us for our wedding and portrait photography, but yesterday I returned to my roots, commercial photography. This usually happens a few times a quarter, but I generally don’t post the pics online or FB. But this time I thought I’d share. I did commercial photograpy almost exclusively for years after photography school. (I avoided weddings… they were scarrrry) I like photographing products, building interiors, exteriors and aerials because the subjects never complain. A product will sit on a table all day, it will sit there quietly if I leave for lunch and still have its best side waiting for me when I get back. This can’t always be said for the art directors ;-). I’ve come to learn that 112.2% of my portrait clients don’t like something about the way they look and I can’t take that sort of stuff personally.
Yesterday we did a product shoot for Southern Bride and Groom Magazine, thank you Donna. These will come out in the next edition of the magazine. For the last several years we have photographed all the “must have” things every new bride and grooms “needs”. Things like chocolates, wedding dress shaped cookies, wedding picture frames (with our pictures in them), special pocket books, earings, necklaces, and flower girl dresses etc.
The fun side of product photography is the technical side, see pictures. I got to hook the camera to the computer to the network storage system and finally to the big screen TV so we could look at the results of our work in Real Time. We could look at placement of products and the picture framing with our “live view” and all could see exactly what the image would look like.