Pack Shot Product Photography Set Up

Been back in the studio this afternoon, so I thought I would share a little before and after of a drill I have photographed for a pack shot image.

This will give you an idea how I put my product shots together. If you look closely at out of camera shot you will see the drill is not new and in fact used, with scuffs all over the end of the chuck. There are three images the set-up, out of camera with no adjustment and the final retouched image.

I used 4 lights for the set-up 2 angled from the side, 1 on the backdrop and a strip box from above to add extra highlights.

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Final Retouched Image


 

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The Power Of LinkedIn

Had Mark come to the studio this morning, he owns Corporate Drama www.corporatedrama.co.uk and he wanted to update his head shots. Spent a couple of hrs with him in the studio this morning and he went away with some awesome shots.

These shots prove the power of using LinkedIn to network, I was making connections last week and Mark was one of them. My timing was perfect as he was looking to have new head shots. He checked out my profile and website that day and booked his session.

Picking and choosing the right people to connect with will pay dividends and don’t bombard people with loads of messages telling them what you do. Be polite send a thank you for the connection and explain your services, tell them that you’re their if they need you. Send updates every so often just as a reminder but don’t be pushy. Its all about networking! Upset a connection and you have lost all of those potential recommendations.

Professional Head Shot Photography Studio Milton Keynes – 1 hour outside London – Corporate, Social Media and Actors Head Shots

Why The Duck Would You Do That

We have all been on websites where the images of the product they are selling just suck. If you are anything like me, you will avoid these sites like the plague when parting with your hard earned cash.

We all judge on first impressions, and an unprofessional looking website will be loosing you hundreds of customers by simply not investing in professional photography. The penny pinchers out there will say “I know I will use my phone.” It’s not a case of saving money, with professional photography you are investing in your brand and staying a step ahead of your competitors to attract customers to your product.

Here at DW Images Photography I invest a lot of time giving my clients professional images that they are proud to use on there websites. The Images below are what I have put together to prove the point, the first one is just shot on my mobile phone under electric light and the second is shot in a professional studio set up.

If you are looking to add or update your images on your website, come and talk to myself at DW Images Photography. I can offer great rates and quick turn around on your website photography.

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01908 631037 / 07733 260132
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Commercial Product and Headshot Photography Studio in Bletchley, Milton Keynes just one hour from London DW Images Photography

Present yourself to future prospects & clients

Profesional headshot studio photographer in Milton KeynesPresent yourself to future prospects & clients with a professional & powerful business portrait, which portrays yourself as credible & authoritative in your business. Attract new business opportunities and sales leads from visitors to your website, online profiles and networking sites like LinkedIn.

Having a professional headshot has never been more important than now, In todays cyber lead world with the continuing growth of the internet and social media. More and more business is done online these days. You will be judged on your profile image and people will make very quick, sometimes snap decisions about what to look at when on-line, and the impression you create with your headshot is one of the factors that will contribute to the overall impression they form about you and your company.  Having a professional headshot is your opportunity to portray who you are, what you want to say about your brand and to send a message about how you do business. A great headshot will give people the confidence to approach you and your business; a bad headshot will make them click next. If you haven’t taken the time to present a professional appealing headshot image then your customers may well question your attitude to quality and customer service in other aspects of your business.

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So what does “professional” mean in this respect – and what is the difference between a professional headshot and one that a friend with a good camera might be able to take?  Well I think the difference lies in a number of different areas.

Firstly, an understanding of your requirements is critical, and this is probably the most important, both in terms of how you intend to use the image, and the sort of brand or image you wish to create.  A professional photographer will discuss how and what the headshot is to be used for, whether you are looking for a fun, informal image or something more traditional and formal. My professional headshots are all shot in a studio environment. With my camera always tethered to a computer so my client can see the images as I shoot. This means I can work with my clients, making them feel natural and confident in from of the camera. All of my headshots are modern crisp colour images; black and white headshots are very old fashioned these days. I will explain what colours that are important?  What to wear?

There are different technical requirements for an image that will upload easily to websites/ social media sites, compared to ones that will be used on printed media, and a professional photographer will understand the different resolutions and colour profiles required.  Similarly, it is worth considering who and how the image will be viewed.  If it is a headshot for Linkedin or Twitter and it is viewed on a mobile device, it may be no more than 2 cms big, whereas a profile article on a website would be displayed much larger.  Many businesses deal with more than one type of customer and may want a different profile picture or headshot for the different channels.

A second important consideration is equipment – having the appropriate range of equipment to create a suitable image.  This will obviously include the camera, but also different lenses, lighting, studio equipment etc. A professional photographer will understand what is required for different types of photography.

Milton Keynes Head shot photography StudioAnother area that is important is that of posing.  Different body shapes, skin colours and clothing types will lend themselves better to different poses, and a professional photographer will know how to get you looking at your best, and how to accentuate your best features, and minimise those you are less confident about.

A professional photographer will edit your photograph.  Most of the hard work has already been done in selecting the appropriate equipment, lighting, clothing and pose for the photograph.  However, there is always just a little bit of magic that can be done at the last stage to ensure that the colour range and balance is just right, skin blemishes are appropriately edited and the image is presented in the best possible way.

And a final word – do keep your headshot up to date.  Nothing is more disconcerting than finding out at a first meeting that the person in the photograph is actually ten years older than you thought! It’s recommended that you update your headshot every three years.

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Personal Branding 101 by Dan Schawebl

In the past few years personal branding has been discussed exhaustively throughout the Net. The difference between today and over ten years ago when it was first mentioned by Tom Peters, is the rise of social technologies that have made branding not only more personal, but within reach.

From the corporate brand (BMW), to the product brand (BMW M3 Coupe) and down to the personal brand (car salesman), branding is a critical component to a customer’s purchasing decision. These days, customer complaints and opinions are online and viewable through a simple search, on either Google or through social networks. There is no hiding anymore and transparency and authenticity are the only means to survive and thrive in this new digital kingdom.

Many people think that personal branding is just for celebrities such as Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, yet each and every one of us is a brand. Personal branding, by definition, is the process by which we market ourselves to others. As a brand, we can leverage the same strategies that make these celebrities or corporate brands appeal to others. We can build brand equity just like them.

We can also have just as much presence as most startups and mid-size companies and products. Social media tools have leveled the playing ground and have enabled us to reach incredible heights, at the cost of our time. Today, I want to share the personal branding process, so you can start to think about what face you want to show to the world and how you want to position yourself for success!

1. Discover your brand
The single biggest mistake people make is that they either brand themselves just for the sake of doing it or that they fail to invest time in learning about what’s in their best interests. The key to success, and this isn’t revolutionary, is to be compensated based on your passion. In order to find your passion, you need a lot of time to think, some luck and you need to do some research online to figure out what’s out there.

Brand discovery is about figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life, setting goals, writing down a mission, vision and personal brand statement (what you do and who you serve), as well as creating a development plan. Have you ever been called intelligent or humorous by your peers or coworkers? That description is part of your brand, especially if you feel those attributed pertain to you. To know if you’ve discovered your brand, you need to make this equation equal:

Your self-impression = How people perceive you

Before you enter the next step in the personal branding process, you’ll want to select a niche, whereby you can be the master of your domain. For example, Joel Comm has mastered the Google Adsense niche and brands himself using his name, and Brian Solis owns the social media PR niche with his PR 2.0 blog (under his name). When I say domain, I mean an area where there aren’t many competitors and literally, your online domain name. Once you sort this all out, now it’s time to create your brand.

Read more of this article at marshable.com

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