How to commission styled product photography
Make a brief
Make your photography brief by outlining the intended use of the images required. Think about the message your would your brand would like to convey in the imagery. Include a description or example image of the style you would like to achieve, Pintrest is a great research tool for this. If you are listing on websites such as Not on the high street and ESTY they have some helpful image guidelines available to view here NOTHS and here ETSY
In your brief include the image proportions you require, square landscape or portrait. Keywords can also be embedded to aid search engines finding your product, make a list of these to use.
Request a quote
Email me with your brief to request a quote. If you have any questions for me just ask, I'm happy to help.
Liaise with me on the prop selection for your shoot. I have a selection of house props available to help accessorise your set.
Purchase any additional required props, allow time for their delivery ahead of the shoot.
The image copyright is retained by me and you receive a licence to use the images as required.
Be sure to read the quotes terms and conditions. If the shoot is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice a cancellation fee of 50% of the day rate is due.
Book a date for your shoot
Securely deliver your products to me in advance of the actual shoot date, or bring them along if you are attending the shoot.
Choose products that are in perfect condition for the best results eg. clearly printed labels. Small products may be represented larger than life size so it's important to carefully package your products to reduce any scratching or damage during transit.
Image naming is very important in helping your product be searchable online. To make the best use of this feature create a word or excel document with the name of each your products. Use lowercase letters and -hyphens instead of spaces in-between words for the best results.
On the shoot day
You can collaborate with me to produce creative photography as we work through your shot list.
Clients working remotely can liaise via email or use my new service whereby using zoom its possible to art direct a shoot in real time. See the images arrive in my capture software as I share my screen with you, communicate via your audio only.
A digital watermark will be used on all images emailed for approval and during the shoot.
After the shoot is complete
After the shoot the images are given a basic clean up to remove any dust then they are cropped to your specification.
Your invoice will be emailed to you.
Once the invoice is paid your images are delivered to you via a download link. You are ready to use your new imagery to promote your brand.
You may arrange the collection of your products with your courier, or I can return them to you via royal mail special delivery, this cost will be added to your invoice.