Case Study: Watches

Here at Photography Firm we’re often contacted to shoot watches. A nicely photographed watch is truly an object of beauty, so we often look forward to such commissions with considerable excitement: shooting everything from just the watch itself in isolation, through to the packaging and shots of the watch worn by a model. As with […]

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Using Props to Convey Seasonality in Your Product Photos

For many products, interest and demand will fluctuate from season to season – with some times of the year being particularly good for the sale of one product, but less so for another. Coinciding a marketing push with annual events such as holidays and celebrations, or even just the changing seasons themselves, can be a […]

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Case Study: Barcombe Nurseries

In 1997, Adrian Halstead, always a keen allotment gardener, took a leap of faith and bought the nursery in rural Barcombe, four miles west of Lewes and twelve miles north of Brighton. He began the conversion to organic status under the auspices of the Soil Association with the idea of starting a local vegetable box […]

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The Ultimate Flat Lay Photography Guide for Instagram and Beyond

Want to elevate your product shots beyond the merely pedestrian? Our in-depth flat lay photography guide will soon have you shooting flay lays like the pros. What is a Flat Lay? Clean, neutral, and informative product photography will likely be a core element of any successful marketing drive. However, professional Amazon-style product shots focus entirely […]

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year – We made the shortlists!

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is a prestigious competition open to photographers worldwide. The awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film, from around the world. This year there were over 9000 entries from 77 countries around the world. We’re delighted to announce that our very own director of photography, Andrew Perris, […]

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Interiors Photography: The Definitive Guide

Photographers shooting interiors are often presented with a number of unique technical challenges. And as one quick look at the photos accompanying the average online property listing will confirm, many non-professionals clearly struggle to grasp even the most basic of these problems: awkward angles; ugly reflections; underexposed interiors and overexposed exteriors; poor use of flash; […]

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Improve Your Food Photography With These Simple But Stylish Props

Every great food photographer has their own particular way of doing things. Yet the recipe for stunning food photography will always include the same core ingredients: excellent photography skills, attractive lighting, and a truly delicious-looking subject. However, there’s an equally important fourth element that’s often overlooked: food photography props. Indeed, props can make an enormous […]

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Photographing Glassware: How to Shoot Bottles

Everyone enjoys looking at a nice bit of glass (best said with a North American drawl). Clean and cool, with a satisfying sheen and just the right number of specular highlights to give the object three-dimensional form, a well-photographed glass object looks classy and luxurious. A genuine pleasure to behold. Conversely, a badly done bit […]

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Amazon Infographics

In recent years Amazon infographics have become an essential tool in the e-commerce marketeer’s arsenal. High quality product photography is always going to be an essential element of any successful Amazon listing, but for some items photography alone will likely not be enough to convince viewers to add it to their shopping baskets. This is […]

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Tips for Successful Jewellery Photography Styling

Jewellery photography is one of the most notoriously difficult types of product photography to do well. Here we provide some insider tips to help get your jewellery shots looking slick and stylish like the professionals.     Identify Your Customer Jewellery is nearly always an emotional purchase. Clearly, then, in order to be persuade the […]

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