GUIDES & TIPS
Product Photography Guides & Information
To download any of these guides, please enter your email address and click the Download button. After you've confirmed your email adress you'll then be taken to a Google Drive link where the files are located. This does mean you'll be added to my newsletter email list, but don't panic it's a quarterly (ish) email, so you won't be bombarded!
There are many different facets to product photography, and whether you're carrying out your own shoot, or thinking of commissioning a shoot this guide provides some helpful points, and explains the basic differences, types & styles available in the Forever Creative studio.
Writing a successful, and creative brief, for product photography can sometimes be difficult, I've prepared this guide, to help a little. It provides notes on many of the different aspects of a shoot, and different requirements and options. Please read the Product Photography Guide first though. If you're working with me, email me for an editable version.
Not everyone has had their work professionally photographed previously, and as such, this short guide helps give you a little information about how a shoot would proceed, what you can expect, and how you can best prepare and plan beforehand. This can help you get more out of your shoot.
Tips for your own Photography
"At BCTF, we know just how important good images are. In fact we strongly believe they are the single most important selling tool you have.
We know some of you can't afford professional images, especially those of you just starting up, so here is a link to a short tutorial by photographer Richard Jackson on how to achieve the best possible shots on a limited budget." Margeret Bunn, BCTF
Tips on Five Key Areas of Product Photography for Makers. (coming soon)
Written for the Great British Exchange
Take Your Own Product Photography for Makers. (coming soon)
Written for Handmade in Britain
Other Interviews & Articles
Photography Tips with Richard Jackson
Written for the Gift Shop Hub, and posted on twitter and other social platforms.
"Today we are thrilled to bring you an inspiring and informative interview with Richard Jackson – a Yorkshire based product photographer and founder of Forever Creative Photography. Today, Richard shares on his journey into professional product photography, how he developed his signature style, and offers up some brilliant tips and resources for capturing stunning, professional quality product imagery."
Over the coming months I'll be starting up a newsletter, with info about Product Photography, and other aspects which will be useful for independent businesses and designer makers. It will be a quarterly newsletter, so you don't need to worry about lots of emails!