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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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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8 Tips for Improving Your Holiday Photos

It can be easy to think of holiday photos as something rather throw-away and unimportant. But over time they often become some of our most valuable possessions: evidence of the truly great moments we’ve shared with others. As a couple, as a family, or in a group of friends. Now that our culture is becoming […]

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Case Study: Harvey’s

For anyone in East Sussex partial to the occasional quality tipple – and even for many of those who are not – Harvey’s Brewery will require little introduction. However, those readers located a little further afield can perhaps be forgiven if this esteemed producer of fine traditional beers and spirits is an unfamiliar name: while […]

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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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Why You Should Incorporate Instagram Shots into Your Next Photoshoot

If you run a business of any kind, you’re probably already fully aware of the importance of Instagram for marketing your products or services. You are also likely understand the value of good photography, and perhaps even regularly commission a professional photographer to produce your marketing images for you. For some reason though, even businesses […]

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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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Food & Drink Packaging Photography for 4 Aces

4 Aces are one of the UK’s leading providers of disposable packaging for the food and beverages industry. Their paper and PET cups, disposable tableware and biodegradable food containers can be found at water coolers, vending machines, snack bars and coffee shops the length and breadth of the country. The team over at 4Aces commissioned […]

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