Paul David Smith is a professional product photographer who prides himself on creating images that not only highlight the key features of a specific product but in creating product photographs that appeal to consumers, increase conversion rates and actually sell your product. Paul spent many years running a large corporate marketing department so has a good understanding of the commercial uses of photographs for eCommerce, marketing, PR, social media and branding.
It’s likely the first question we will ask you as knowing the end goal for the images tells us a lot about the style, brand requirements, dimensions and ratios you’ll need the final images delivered in. You’ll want to decide whether you need eCommerce, white background style images or lifestyle image and there are definite advantages to both.
White Background / eCommerce Photographs
This is a 2 step process where we will photograph your products against a plain background, draw around them in Photoshop and paste them against a solid white background. These images are perfect for eCommerce websites, marketplace sites like Amazon & eBay, catalogues, direct marketing and PR usage.
It is becoming far more commonplace for lifestyle images to be used to sell products over white background imagery. This is largely down to the popularity of social media platforms like Instagram and the fact that it is proven that showing products in their natuaral setting being used has a big impact on conversion rates. We’ll either use our experience and knowledge to create great lifestyle images for you or we are very happy to work to your brief.
Please send us a full brief regarding your product photography requirements we’ll put together a personalised quote for you. It is helpful if in the enquiry you could answer the following questions:
What Are The Products You Need Photographing?
How Many Products Do You Need Photographing?
How Many Shots/Angles Of Each Product For You Need?
Do You Require White Background Or Lifestyle Images?
What Will The Images Be Used For?
Will You Send Us The Products Or Do You Need Us To Come To You To Shoot Them?
*Please feel free to copy and paste the above into an email and answer them directly..
Once you have sent us your product photography brief we’ll give you a delivery date for the images that we will stick too. Small jobs can be turned around in a matter of days, larger jobs will, of course, take longer.
To ensure you receive your photos quickly we deliver all photographs via digital download unless requested otherwise at the time of booking. You’ll receive an email with a link which you simply need to click and your images will download automatically.
We are firm believers that you get good images out of the camera and great images out of post-processing afterwards. Each and every image we send will have been professionally edited.
Unless requested otherwise we send all images in 300DPI .jpg format. The longest edge will be 3000 pixels which are large enough for most uses. The professional Canon cameras we shoot with deliver a final image size of 6000 pixels on the longest edge, let us know if you need these and we can arrange for you to receive them.
Yes, of course, this is what most of our clients do and we receive packages daily to photograph. Once we complete the job we’ll mail you the products back. If you are local you are very welcome to drop off or pick up the products yourself.
We can indeed, we have a portable studio setup that allows us to photograph products pretty much anywhere. Our preference is always to have the products delivered to our studio as this saves time and costs, however, if your products are too large to deliver it’s not a problem for us to visit you and shot at your location.