Alive & Dirty clothing, based in the new Liverpool 1 shopping area, came to Studiowide with a brief for fashion product photography images to go on their new website. The sports and casual wear retailer wanted potential customers who were visiting their eCommerce site, to be able to see professional images of their products in detail before making a purchase. (more…)
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On the back of what seems to be a 'roll' for us regarding interesting products coming into Studiowide; we have just completed more professional photography for another new client. This time the images are destined for use on websites and packaging. The project was for a local, and pretty cool, company called BEEcycle, based in Liverpool. These guys are extremely innovative when it comes to creating and providing solutions to solving the problem of waste.
BEEcycle required our services for professional photography of their Beanstalk Pods. The Beanstalk Pod grows without the need for soil or watering. Almost zero effort is required to magically grow a beanstalk containing a bean with a special message of your choice.
There are a total of 4 different coloured beads that you can use; blue, green, yellow and red. We had to photograph each set of coloured beads in the pod and a varying amount of beads and seeds scattered next to it. Overall, we took a series of 8 photographs for the client.
This shoot was a little tricky compared to our usual professional photography projects, as the Beanstalk Pod is made of transparent plastic. This meant that once we applied the necessary studio lights to create the required lighting, we had to diffuse with constant lighting in order to keep the light reflections to a minimum, whilst still keeping the item sufficiently lit.
As with all projects of this type; when you shine studio lights directly onto a transparent and 'very' shiny item, you naturally get copious amounts of glare and reflections – our role as professional photographers is to overcome problems like this. In this instance we achieved the right outcome by reflecting from whiteboards, back onto the far side of the plastic dome, whilst also using the white backdrop as a diffuser. This process made it much easier to photograph the Beanstalk Pod correctly and achieve the desired result.
If you get a chance then we recommend taking a look at the Beanstalk Pod website, it'll make a great gift. More importantly though, if you’re interested in finding out how our professional photography service can help you, then don’t hesitate to get in touch!
By Danny Piercy
Check out this sample picture above…
Oh, wait, what!? It spins!? What the heck is going on… that’s right, it’s interactive, awwwwhh yeah!
We’ve just completed some more 360 photography. This time round it’s for our client Bobby Barton Inventions Ltd and a product called ‘Walking Stick Mate’.
This device has been 100% designed, manufactured and marketed by yours truly Studiowide (more information to follow ref this great product – including case study).
The Walking Stick Mate is to aid people with a walking stick, allowing them to use their hands when needed and prevents the walking stick from being dropped. This nifty little device keeps the stick at your side, ready for use. It simply clips to a belt/pocket, attaches to the walking stick and then you’re good to go. The tensioned wire makes sure that your stick will constantly be by your side when you need it, but doesn’t hinder your movement when using it.
360 photography is a great way to show your product off to your customers. No longer do they have to be in the store or be physically holding the product to take a good look at it. We take a series of 32 photographs and then seamlessly stitch them together to create a full interactive 360 degree image viewer.
Take a look at some more of our 360 photography
If you’re interested in seeing how our product photography could help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch, or pop in for a cuppa!
CLICK AND DRAG ON IMAGE TO ROTATE
Hey, this is cool, don't you agree? Being able to show your customers your product without them having them come to you, or you having to send them your product. Think about how awesome is it to be able to send them a link to your site where they can look at your product and rotate it freely and view all 360 degrees of it? Very cool and professional…
…and, as a customer, I love checking out the product in store before I buy it; I want to make sure it’s exactly what I want before I go throwing my hard earned money at the cashier. However, this isn’t always possible when shopping on the internet as… well; you’re sat at a computer and not in the store. Duh.
Using 360 Degree product photography you can show off your products in all their exciting, rotating, interactive & stylised glory. Oh yes, back of the net. By bringing your product(s) to us here at Studiowide, we can turn it into a fully interactive 360 degree image. we take a series of 32 images in our photography studio, stitch them together to create an interactive image and then format the file ready for you to embed in your web page; allowing visitors to click and drag to rotate your product a full 360 degrees!
We've recently just finished compiling a 360 degree photography project for a client who has developed and Patented a simple, low cost and easy-to-use solar LED Ophthalmoscopes (Say What!) You can read about the product here at arclightscope.com.
Our client wanted to enable visitors to their site to be able to freely rotate the unit and look at it in it's entirety to get a better idea of the features it has and it's compact size.
If you want to find out more, or get in touch with us about taking some 360 degree photography for your website, visit our ‘Product Photography’ page or contact us on 0151 708 5678.
Thomas Knowles is a local Liverpool based artist that creates simplistic, earthly and fragile narratives with an ambiguous content. Working with real issues, scenarios and contexts, and process them within a playful and fictitious method, applying flares of fantasy, melancholy and myth.
We were approached by Tom who told us that he wanted photographs of his art to use on his website and to send to galleries to raise general awareness of his work and establish himself as an artist. Tom’s work is something that has to be seen to fully appreciate it, the works are painted onto objects and so having a single image to showcase the work wouldn’t do them justice. The works stretch around the object a whole 360 degrees, so a series of photographs were needed to try and show the full extent of the work.
Tom is looking to display his work in galleries. The photographs are something that would be featured on his website and then viewed by galleries. Tom wanted the pictures to try and show off his art as much as possible without having the person look at the piece directly in person. Due to the size of some of the pieces, this would be almost impossible to be sending out or carrying around.
Tom was looking for the pictures to raise awareness of the art that he produces. The pictures need to show the attention to detail that Tom undertakes when painting each of his pieces.To solve this problem, we proposed a series of each photographs for each piece. Three main ‘establishing’ shots that show the piece as a whole from different angles and then a further three macro shots that will show the detail in each of the paintings.
At some point in the future Tom has stated that he would be using our 360 degree photography facilities so that people are able to rotate his pieces virtually and experience them almost as if they were viewing them in a gallery.
In total we took 39 photographs of Tom's art work, all ready to be put in his website. Tom is hoping the photographs will raise more awareness for the art that he produces. The photographs are also helping Tom sell his £2,000 artwork pieces.
“I recently worked with Studiowide to complete a portfolio of product photography, capturing my artwork. I found working with Studiowide a real pleasure. On a personal level they showed genuine interest in both myself and my work, and went above and beyond to provide me with an excellent service, practical guidance and technical help. With regards to the photography work; I approached them with a difficult task as my artwork is very challenging to photograph due to its 3-Dimensional shape, its size and lacquered finish. These factors did not cause a problem for the Studiowide team who expertly, professionally and innovatively tackled the brief. As an artist it was fantastic to work with a creative team who understood art and my product, and how to show it at its best. I could not recommend Studiowide enough to any artists wanting to develop a portfolio, or anyone with a product that needs to be shown to its full potential.” Thomas Knowles, Artist.
By Beki Reilly
Over the past few weeks we’ve been super busy snapping away here in our Liverpool based photography studio; here’s my thoughts on our most recent shoot we completed and what I personally feel are the important aspects to product photography.
Of course an image needs to make an impact, this goes without saying… but never more so when dealing with commercial product photography. Photographic errors can often mean a great product not only gets overlooked but in an online environment can have a negative effect on sales.
When a photograph works you accept it and in a way look past it and engage with the product on display, without being distracted by the niggling errors in the photograph itself.
When I see this image (above) I’m thinking, ‘I WANT THAT CAMERA’ as opposed to ‘what a stunning photograph’ – luckily this little camera gem is mine (after some charity shop hunting and diving into bargain bins). This is what product photography is all about. Getting the consumers attention in a positive way.
The photograph also needs to be relatable; people have to want the product and this means imagining themselves owning it and visioning how it would fit into their lives.
One of our previous projects involved photographing many, many rugs for a specialist wholesaler based in Liverpool. These were photographed with diffused ‘soft’ lights; this provided soft shadows and accurate colours. Once we were happy with the photographs they were placed into Photoshop for post-production to create lifestyle scenes.
Even though at pre-planning we targeted the angles of each rug compared to the setting (as to not distort the designs of the rugs), we still need a little tweak with the old perspective tool in Photoshop.
Some other considerations had to be made including lighting, extra care was taken to match the product shot with the shadows and lighting in the image. Here is one of the final images that the client was very happy with!
All of our product photography is created in-house at our Rodney Street studio in Liverpool. We are a full service marketing company in Liverpool – underpinned by our status as Chartered Marketers. We use all of this commercial and professional expertise to help showcase our customers products to their full potential.
We specialise in product photography for E-Commerse, lifestyle, industry and general retail.
We also offer the latest in 360 rotating product shots, great for capturing the detail of your product, and showing it off from every angle. More information on our product photography here.
If you would like to see how professional product photography can help get your products noticed, then please get in touch!