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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

At Forever Creative we offer a full remote service studio. All shoots are carried out remotely meaning clients don't have to spend their time at the shoot, as well as paying for a photographer. You can then spend your time running your own business instead of learning to be a product photographer.

HOW IT WORKS - OUR REMOTE STUDIO

All our photoshoots are carried out at our dedicated product photo studio, which has been developed as a lifestyle backdrop with period features. We have a range of backgrounds, surfaces and props all to bring your products to life and create unique product photography that lets you stand out from your competitors.

This is all done remotely, speaking to you on the phone, Zoom, via email or a combination of these. An integral part of our process is to send a test shot across as part of the process, ensuring you're happy with it before proceeding with the rest of the shoot. Photographers take different approaches with many requiring you to be present during the shoot, that's never really made sense to us. It can take quite some time to get shots setup so they're just right, including crafting the lighting, picking the props, the settings and bringing it all together. Which is why we decided to create a studio that has all the ingredients needed for each shoot. Styling is something we enjoy very much and it's really at the core of our service.

Clients have been very pleased with this approach and there's lots of testimonials from ecommerce, advertising and designer clients alike.

 

Product photography studio showing the fireplace, sash windows, background system

OUR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS

1. DISCUSS IDEAS & REQUIREMENTS

After your email or phone enquiry is received, discussions regarding styling and your products go ahead, and a quote will be sent to you.

2. MAKE A SHOOT BOOKING

Once we've discussed possible dates for the shoot, you'll receive a booking deposit invoice which when paid will secure your booking.

3. POST YOUR 
PRODUCTS TO THE STUDIO

Post your products to the studio, using sufficient packing for return of your items, and double boxing any fragile items. Here is a great video guide by Royal Mail on packing fragile items.

4. THE SHOOT
 NOW COMMENCES

Once we have received your items, we will send a courtesy email to let you know. The shoot will be carried out on the dates agreed, and a test shot sent at the start of the shoot for you to approve.

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5. IMAGE DELIVERY / DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

High resolution photographs are uploaded to a Google Drive folder, and a link will be sent to you, where you alone will have download access. Information on using Google Drive for you here.

6. ACCEPT YOUR FINISHED IMAGES

After downloading your images, you can either accept them or let the studio know there are issues and the images need further alterations.

7. MAKE FINAL INVOICE PAYMENT

Once the shoot has been completed to your satisfaction the completion invoice will be raised, minus the booking deposit paid previously.

8. RETURN OF PRODUCTS TO YOU

Products will be repacked in the original packing you sent over, and after the invoice has been paid the items will be sent back to you via DPD or your own courier.

If you have any other questions about how the process would work for you please see the FAQ section.

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING SERVICES

We continually source props, create more surfaces, buy in more furniture. Don't forget as well as using the studio's materials, if you would like to send across some of your own, to give the shoot your own flavour that's absolutely fine. However, there always come a time when a client may need something a little different to what we already have in for their shoot. To add fresh flowers to your shoot, you can either send them across from your preferred supplier, or we would recommend using Bloom and Wild. Just use the code FLOWER10 when ordering.

Many of our surfaces and backgrounds are truly unique vintage items, and in the example of surfaces are all real items such as wooden panelling. It's this approach to items with real integrity and textures that all help to create a genuine convincing story.

Compositing is where multiple images are combined into one image using various techniques. Sometimes it's just not possible to get everything exposed just right 'in-camera' and it takes more than one shot. For example a glassware group shot on occasion will require more than one lighting angle if there is various shapes to photograph. Another example would be for a beverage shoot.

There are a number of editing and retouching options available, range from advanced cleaning of products, to photographic manipulation and to changing of product colour-ways, please see here for further details and examples.

 

TYPES OF SHOTS AVAILABLE

Product shots are created for a number of different requirements, whether that be website, marketplace, social media or perhaps you'd like to try and get featured in a magazine or trade journal. These different purposes require various types of shots.

• Product shots are available using a surface based setting, using a variety of different surfaces and backgrounds.

• Lifestyle shots are available using surfaces again, or in more of an interior setting, with various items of furniture.

• Close up shots to reveal the subtle little details that make your product unique.

• Group shots which can be done in various styles.

• White background photography, packshots or web banners.

Please check out this link to a great article that explains these differences a little further.

ADD-ONS

Additional product photography services...Would you like to save some more time when dealing with images? When I carry out a shoot for you, I provide one image size and scale. That's to keep things simple, but also so that I don't spend extra time creating multiple copies that you may not need, thereby saving you money.

However, many clients may prefer to have them also saved for web or social media use. It's also possible to have alternative crops of the same images. All in the sizes you uniquely require.

After you've accepted the images from a shoot, I can then produce multiple derivates for you, in the sizes you've chosen, and alternate crops if you wish, so that you can get a little more use out of the same image.

• Multiple Unique sizes, in your chosen sizes

• Multiple crops where possible, to extend the usage of your images

• Cutouts are available on all current and past shoots, just ask