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product photography of protective coverall

Product photography | The devil is in the detail

Last month I was shooting product photography for a new client.  They sell a range of protective clothing, as you can see in the photos below.  The brief was to create product shots of the different suits on a pale background, so they could be cut out by a designer for posting on a website…
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Smartphone photography training for business

Smartphone photography training is finally here, after being postponed last year due to the pandemic! The standard of smartphone photography has improved dramatically over the past few years.  The improving technology in phones means that you’re carrying in your pocket a camera with most of the features of the professional DSLR gear that I use…
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Fashion photographer | shooting swimwear

While I don’t consider myself a specialist fashion photographer, I’ve actually shot a lot of it over the years. That is, I’ve photographed people in clothes of all kinds, in such a way as to show off those garments in the best possible way. That’s included bridalwear, fashion, workwear and, as here, swimwear (or here).…
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product photography for industrial company

E-commerce photos … because everybody wants to shop online

So, lockdown has eased and all non-essential retail shops are allowed to open again. Only we’ve all been shopping throughout the past year and a bit haven’t we?  We’ve just been doing it online.  And I’ve spent a fair bit of the last year or so shooting e-commerce photos for clients.  It’s sometimes known as…
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photo of evening sunlight on yellow labrador walking on beach

What makes a good photo? It’s ALWAYS about the light

What makes a good photo?  There are lots of factors, some technical and some aesthetic.  There are rules about composition, about getting a pleasing expression on a person’s face, about getting good detail, getting close enough to the subject, or far enough back to get everything in.  There are technical things like not cutting a…
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