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Product Photography

Product Photography has been my passion and craft since the very first day I set my eyes on a studio. Over the last 3 decades I have shot very large objects, such as cars and planes, and very small objects on circuit boards and product close up details. I love it all. Shooting products has changed its form over time of course, however I am just at home shooting on location as I am photographing products in the studio. Whatever products you have to market, I can help you.

Bowers and Wilkins photography by Phil Sills

Product Photography requires certain qualities. Patience is one of the top ones! To rush a product shot and not go through the strict process needed to create the best image is a waste of an opportunity. Let’s briefly go over that process.

Angle is everything. I wouldn’t even pick up the camera until I have had a good look at it and visualised in my mind what a shot could be. Then I need to find the right framing and composition, along with the right lens so the product looks like how I want it to. Once the shot is set, then I have to find the right light. Of course, on location my choices may be limited, however in the studio it can be anything I want it to be. But it does have to work. The questions I ask myself are concerning the products qualities and details that will make the product unique. How best can I bring those to life? What do you the client want from this shot? I need to visualise my final result, or at least understand where I am heading. Then the product has to be clean, the environment has to compliment the result required and I must continually search for improvements along the way.

So a product photographer has a lot to do, and be disciplined to follow through. It can make for a long day, however I always feel the efforts are worth it.

To see more product photography please see my gallery, Drinks and Things. There is also some great product images in the case studies for Bowers and Wilkins and for dCS.

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Kef, Blade speaker shot on location by Phil Sills Photographer