"CONCENTRATE ON CREATING, INSTEAD OF LEARNING TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER."
If you haven't worked with me before, I do offer an introductory sample shoot, this provides you with five unique shots. Using any of my existing props, surfaces and backgrounds.
That's a really good way for you to check out the quality of the photography provided without committing to a larger shoot. It also helps you, if you're not quite sure on the style you require.
The current costing for this is £95.00 for five images.
A few examples of introductory shoot images are shown below...
*Please note the introductory shoot takes place in one session only, and cannot be split up into two or more. Up to three of the shots can be group shots.
SHOTS ON WHITE
These are a common type of shot needed for your own websites, press use, and to show detail on online marketplaces. These are taken generally on a white background sweep (an infinity sweep).
These shots have a subtle shadow, which 'roots' the product to a surface, and therefore the product doesn't appear to be 'floating'.
Also available are 'cutouts' where the product is completely cutout in post production.
PROP SOURCING & SUPPLY
I continually source props, create more surfaces, buy in more furniture. However, there always come a time when a client may need something a little different to what I already have in for their shoot. If this is so I'm happy to source props, either that I recommend to you, or you specify.
90% of the current work you see on this website includes props that I have in stock.
Just to give you one example, this shot where the client required a 'Nordic Christmas' type of look, I had many of the props already in, but enhanced the shot by purchasing additional wooden stars and bird houses.
Thanks so much for sourcing all the props and I really like it! Jill, from Rocket 68.
PRODUCT & ADVERTISING IMAGERY
These are various shot types available, and for a complete list describing the different types and styles check out my Product Photo Guide.
Product shots are shot for a number of requirements, whether that be website, marketplace, social media or perhaps you'd like to try and get featured in a magazine or trade journal.
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.
STOCK IMAGES FOR SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNERS
If you're a surface pattern designer or illustrator many of your designs are applied to many different types of products.
Lets face it, you may not always have time to have a shoot done, in time for a particular event, a specific press release...the list goes on.
I've had quite a few clients asking for 'blanks' producing for them. See here for some examples and further info.
This can also be done for mugs, textiles, cards, coasters...pretty much any product really.
If you'd really like to make your life a little easier, you can even send your digital artwork over, and I'll superimpose your artwork in for you.
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 use, social media use? Or perhaps 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
Sometimes it is either necessary of very useful if you can have existing images altered, perhaps to show a new colour way for your product, or any number of other scenarios. Forever Creative offers many different retouching services whether they're based upon Photoshop work, or taking new photography and integrating that with original imagery.
For this example, Penny from Hammam Havlu, needed to show her product in two different colourways to the original. Penny gave me examples of the fabric, and I adjusted the images to suit.
[images shown for illustrative purposes only, the copyright remains with the original photographer and/or Hammam Havlu]