Product Photography NYC

Whether you are establishing your first online store, looking to improve your sales in an existing online store or selling a few items on Amazon your store can benefit greatly from professional product photography in NYC. Of course not every area in the country has skilled product photographers available to take photos of the various products you may have for sale and even fewer of these photographers are able or willing to produce photographs that adhere to Amazon’s guidelines, which is where Product Photography NYC can help, regardless of where you happen to be located. We can provide you with the highest quality professional product photographs for a reasonable price.

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Why Choose Professional Product Photography?

Many people starting an online store for the very first time and who own a digital camera find

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themselves wondering why they should hire a professional product photographer to take photographs of their products when they can take those photographers themselves. While you can take the photographs yourself, those photographs probably won’t give your website the professional look that you want and need to capture your potential customers attention and trust, which will result in fewer sales of your products. The more professional your website and your product photos the more likely you are to make sales and earn a profit from your online store. So choosing a professional product photographer is a cost effective way of earning money and making more sales that will help to make your online store a success.

How Can Product Photography NYC Help Those Who Don’t Live in New York?

NYC Product PhotographsYou are probably wondering how a Product photography NYC service help those who live in Florida, Montana or the Midwest. We serve several other countries as well as every state in the United States. We offer our services to potential customers all over the USA and in several other countries as well. You aren’t even required to travel to take advantage of our services. You simply send your products to us and we will photograph them for you before sending your products back to you.

How Does Our Product Photography NYC Service Work?

In order to make it easy for you to take advantage of our product photography service we do everything we can to make our photography services as simple for you to use as possible. Here is how our services work.

  • Contact Us- Just visit our contact page, tell us what you need and we will write out your order for you and you can approve it. If you describe your project for you we can even give you an estimate to cost. You can also mail your products to us without contacting us first, and we will notify you when they arrive and then give you an estimate and get your approval before we start work on your photographs.
  • Ship us Your Products- In order to take photographs of your products you will need to ship them to us. Simply choose the best speciman of each product and securely package it and send it to us. Make sure that all of your information is in the box with your products so we can contact you the moment the box arrives.
  • Arranging for the Photography- After receiving your products we will contact you and go over all the details of your order and discuss with you exactly what you would like, while answering any questions you may have.
  • Photographs- Once all the details are worked out we will then photograph all of your products right here in our studio. Our professional product photographers are highly skilled at showing your products at their very best. If you are selling your products through Amazon simply let us know and we will make sure that our photographs adhere to all Amazon guidelines. It will take us about week to photograph your products and post them in our gallery after we have proofed them to make sure they are up to our standards and the standards you expect.

HOW YOU GET YOUR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

Once we have completed your product photos we post them online in a private online gallery where youPhoto delivery can view them and request any changes you want or need or download them to online store’s webpage. We will keep your photographs in the gallery so that you can download them anytime you want or need to.

We Ship Your Products Back to You

Once we know that you are completely pleased with your photographs and no more changes are needed we will then carefully pack up your products and send them back to you. We carefully pack each product to ensure that they arrive back in your hands in the same condition in which we received them.

Benefits of Professional Product Photography NYC

There are several benefits of professional product photography NYC services. These benefits include:

  • The ability to hire a professional product photographer for your online store regardless of where you are actually located.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words and a professional photo of your product helps encourages interest in your potential customers and helps to build trust in your store and its products.
  • Professional photographs show your products at their best advantage and helps potential customers see the benefits of specific products.
  • Gives your online store’s website a more professional and polished look.
  • If you live in a large city or are located near a large metropolitan area, then you may be able to find a professional product photographer. However, the rates charged by many of these photographers makes their services unaccessible to small online stores. Our product photograhy NYC services rates are deliberately kept as low as possible so even small online businesses can afford to have high quality professional photographs.
  • If you live in a small city or rural area there simply may be no professional product photographers available making our product photography NYC services the only way to get those professional photographs you want and need.
  • Your product photographs will be taken in a real studio by a professional photographer with the right lighting and accessories to make your product photos pack a real punch.

When is the Best Time to Hire a Professional Product Photographer?

Product Photography NYC (39)The ideal time to hire a professional product photographer is when you are building your online store and website. By having professional photographs right from the start your website will have that professional look and appeal from the moment it goes online.

However, even if you have had an online store for several years, you can benefit from having your products professionally photographed. It is never too late to improve your website or your product photographs and hiring Professional product photography NYC services can help you to change those non professional photographs of your products into professional looking photographs and give your website a more professional look and feel.

What Types of Products Should I Have Photogrpahed by Product Photgraphy NYC Services?

While we are more than happy to photograph any Product and do photograph all sizes and types ofProfessional Product Photography NYCproducts for various customers most of our long distance customers tend to send small products to have us photograph. It simply would be far too expensive to ship a refrigerator or other large product from one location to our studio to have it photographed by our professional photographers. However, for smaller products such as clothing, perfume, skin care products, and even toasters and small appliances it can be extremely useful and cost effective to have photograph these types of products.

We also photograph such items as jewelry, hair care products such as curling irons, and even halloween costumes as well as children’s toys and games and a host of other products. Our skilled professional can photograph any product your need to have photographed.

How Many Products Do I Need to Have Photographed by the Product Photography NYC Service?

There is no minimum number of products you need to have photographed by our product photography NYC service. We are more than happy to photograph a single product such as you may have for sale on Amazon or at a reduced price for a special sale. In addition, we are also more than happy to photograph as many products as you wish us to. Since product photography is our career, we photograph products all day long, so we can offer you very competitive pricing for each and every one of your photographs.

Tips for Using our Product Photography NYC Services

If you are planning on using our product photgraphy services here are some tips to help you make these services go much more smoothly.

  1. Decide what products you want to have photographed. You can choose one or two products or every product you have for sale. If you want an estimate of our services before sending us your products then fill out the short form on our contact page and tell us a bit about your project including how may products you want photographed and how many photographs of each of each product. The more specific you can be, the more accurate our estimate will be. If you want photographs from several different angles specify that as well.
  2. Inspect the products you plan on sending to have photographed to make sure that any labels can easily be read or that there are no dings or dents in your product. Make sure that choose the best products possible.
  3. Make a list and copy of each product. Send the copy of the list with your products and keep the original list for your own files to ensure that we don’t miss any photgraphs or forget to repack one of the products you sent.
  4. When packaging your items, make sure that each product is wrapped separately and packaged well to prevent damage to each and every product.
  5. Insure your package. While it isn’t necessary to insure your package it is wise since having insurance will protect your investment in case your products are destroyed in transit.
  6. Once your products are photgraphed and uploaded to our private gallery make sure that you scrutinize each product photo to make sure the photographs are exactly what you want them to be. If necessary ask for any changes immediately. Do keep in mind that changes may require additional charges.
  7. Once you are satisfied with all your product photographs you can download to their online store’s website. You can choose to download all your photos at once or a few at a time.
  8. Once your products have been returned check them to ensure that they have been returned in the same condition you sent them. If there is damage notify the Product photography NYC Services immediately with photographs of the damages.

The Right Service at the Right Price

Here at Product Photography Service we have built our reputation on providing our customers with the right services for the right price. Our staff of professional product photographers are all experienced in their field and are passionate about the career which adds up to their having the ability and the motivation to provide each and every customer with high qualities photographs at an affordable price. We worked hard to build a service that our customers can rely on and we are constantly looking for new and better ways to serve our clients.

If you are starting an online store and need professional product photos for your website, or are looking to upgrade your current product photographs or need some photographs for those products you wish to sell on Amazon why not take a few minutes to contact us at Product Photography NYC city and find out how we can make your product photographs stand out from the crowd. We will be happy to answer any questions your may have, address any and all concerns and provide you with the high quality professional photographs you want and need to help you make your online store a success.

Call Us Now (212) 675-8138

BEST LENS FOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

There is a huge craving in photographers that is difficult to hide, and we tend to get a little bit freaky with gear. Gear gets our enthusiasm into a level that can defocus the real purpose of photography. A great piece of glass will be translated into great quality. Lenses fit into the category of optics when cataloging it as an asset. Optics is the branch of physics that involves both properties and behavior of light. It also has an interaction with the object that is used for detecting this light. Said and done, we have covered what lenses true nature. When it comes to photography, optics has an interaction with the camera’s sensor or the film that we are using. Continue reading “BEST LENS FOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY”

11 PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

  1. Get to know the product

The worst thing you can do in a product shooting, is to improvise, you really need to start planning ahead by looking at references and by getting to know the product that you are going to visually enhance thanks to your abilities as a commercial photographer. The big advantage of doing this, is that you are going to be in a better control of the situation when it comes to the real shooting. By exploring a product previously, you should look for different angles, interesting details of it, the best angles for light, interesting interactions of the product with secondary or contextual elements, etc.

  1. Plan lighting

LightingAgain, plan ahead. If improvising with the product is awful, now imagine to improvise with lighting. Lighting is going to enhance your product shooting into a whole new level. You can use fixed lights (like video LEDs light), strobes, and flashes. There is a complete world out there related with artificial lighting. In this planning, you should include both, available light and artificial light. There are some online tools for planning lighting ahead.

I use http://www.lightingdiagrams.com/Creator, which really needs a visual improvement talking webwise, but it does the job very well. You don’t need to be 100% strict with this planning, you are going to make tweaks and adjustments in an organic way as the shooting begins.

  1. Search for DIY

There are plenty of Do it yourself hacks on the internet for everybody that is working on a tight or decent budget. DIY are fun, and there is always somebody out there using their creativity for avoiding extra expenses, and thankfully, willing to share with us their insights. Keep them on the radar, they are going to be a great ally.

  1. Sharp Lens

Light would enhance your products for sure, but sharpness in a good lens, is going to make the difference between average photos and yours. There are some great lenses out there, and thanks to the internet, you can be sure of the sharpness they offer being a little geeky and looking at the MTF charts. This guy had made a great video on how to read them:

Practice different POVs

When working with products, it’s good to explore the variety of angles in it, and try always to get different points of view of the object. It’s also a good thing to do, to standardize your points of view when working with several products for a client.

 

  1. Plan your focal

As with light, it’s good to plan your focal. When shooting, try a cinematography way of doing things, I mean, plan the order of the shots. For example, when working with an 85mm lens, do all the shots that need this lens, and then you can go with the macro lens.

  1. Experiment with backgrounds

Items-product-PhotographerThe actual trends are showing products in an organic relationship with their useful context. Try to experiment with interesting arrangements and with the real context in which you’re the product is going to interact. You can give a twist to the thing by juxtaposing opposing backgrounds. You are going to be creative, but is not going to be so harsh.

  1. Web suitable

Try to plan scenes that are going to look good in web and mobiles, because the majority of the product display, will occur in web platforms.

  1. Human factor

Try to include human factor or human interactions with the product, instead of just shooting the product alone. At the end, you can deliver both, because there is always important to have simple shots of the product alone.

  1. Don’t ever forget about composition

You are, after all, shooting photographs, so please, don’t you forget about composition. I recommend you this website to learn about composition: http://compositionstudy.com/

  1. Write scripts

So, you are planning light, you are planning backgrounds, you are planning focal and Points of View, writing a script for the shooting moment will help you tremendously to stick to the plan. Remember to have fun, you can bend the thing a little bit, but after all, you are doing a professional job here, and having a control on your plan, is going to be the greatest weapon besides the gear.

Extra Tip:

Always use a good quality tripod, this fellow is going to be your BFF and practically your best lens.

 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE CALLING A PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHER

You have a great handmade crafted product, you have a huge project that is related to some serious money, it doesn’t matter the size, but you need to have a visual asset surrounding your product or your service, so you decide it’s time to hire a freelance photographer to do the job. It doesn’t matter if you are a big client or a newly entrepreneur with a fascinating start-up, you have to keep in mind certain things to enhance your ground as a client when looking for photographs as assets for your business.

The first thought of somebody with a business might be to get a stock photo, but then the stock photo would look clichéd if you are a picky person, and then, the necessity of a different asset, will see the light. There is a huge demand from sellers and producers in our organic globalized market of today, ruled by e-commerce for Great Product Photography.

Is not a secret that products tend to get their desire from customers thanks to their visual attractiveness. The experience here comes into two ways, of course, the principal actor of expertise, is the photographer, but I think, clients need to get their selves some level of expertise as well. And here is a simple way to hack into it.

Product-Photographer-NYCThere are certain things that you, as a customer, need to keep in mind before calling a product photographer. We as photographers, have niches, and you need to know this because photographers tend to specialize in a certain niche, so not all photographers will deliver a pleasant job when you relate a certain type of professional with your product or service. The most basic thing you need to keep in mind, is your product or service. You know this by instinct, but there are certain kind of products that need some special treatments.

Type of product or service that need a special focus:

  • Fashion: You’ll need to have a staff of models, or ask for a photographer with plenty of experience in this field. You can skip the responsibility by trusting the job to a photographer that can handle the whole project from models and stylists, to lightning and catering.

 

  • Food: You will need to go beyond the photographer, and you’ll have to ask for, or hire, a food styller. There is a somewhat huge problem when it comes to food because the chef is going to be aware of the taste, and the looks will come to a second plane in his priorities. You’ll have to get a food styller. You’ll have to be prepared to invest in ingredients and other things that will work as props for this job. I can state an advice here, and is to plan ahead the dishes that are going to be shot, your star products might be the way to go. There is no necessity to shoot the whole amount of plates on the menu.

 

  • Patented products or patent related products: You’ll have to consider certain legal credentials, since you want to protect your intellectual property. I highly recommend you to get some information about intellectual property and patents, since it would be very desirable for you to be the owner of the entire amount of files or negatives that might be produced in the shooting. Of course this would raise up the price of the photographer’s quote, but it’s a great way to keep your intellectual property protected.

 

  • Product: There is virtually an endless list and categories of products, but Product Photography NYCthe only advice I can give you, is to define a scope in which you will include the stars and certain specific products. There are certain cases in which you’ll have to get a huge amount of photographs, like an online store for hardware, but this can fit into a rare case.

 

  • Product as a Service: The only thing that would really be helpful, would be to do some research before calling a photographer. You need to analyze trends by doing some benchmarking job online.

 

  • Staff: Sometimes you need to show to the world why your business family is different, and why they can trust you as business partners.

 

Other things to keep in mind regardless the product:

 

  • Rents: You’ll have to keep in mind on your budget to invest in several kinds of rents. This can go from Props and specific architectural locations, to helicopters for aerials.

 

  • Setting: There are certain kind of settings that the photographer would suggest for the project, and you’ll have to keep in mind this because of transportation and logistics.

 

  • Legal stuff: There is a great variety of contracts you can arrange with a photographer, and they all depend on the level of ownership of the negatives and photographs and the period of time that this statements would be valid. You can consider Creative-Commons as a way to go if you are a small entrepreneur.

 

  • Extra Skills: We can do multitask, we are used to do a lot of things that excel our scope, you can ask for some extra skills related to post-production or graphic design as well.

 

Meetings

It all comes to a certain point in which you have decided exactly what you are looking for, and you now, can plan a meeting with some photographers. Be sure to be very clear on what you want for your photography asset. There would be a huge difference between an unexperienced clients, and a client with experience at the moment of the meeting. We all need to get experience when it comes to business, and both clients and suppliers can grow their expertise. You need to have a repertoire of references so you both can work in a more organic way. It is your business, you’ll enjoy doing some research to get the perfect mixture of references and own vision to get a visual product that will fit all your needs. For me this is the most valuable moments of this process, because all the background effort of yours, will be useful when stablishing the desired objective that you want to achieve.

 

Things to ask to the photographer

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    Photography equipment including a professional digital SLR camera and light meter with a blank notebook

    Ask for a portfolio: There is no better way to share experience than by showing clients a portfolio. Ask the potential photography partner to show you their portfolio.

Ask for a formal quote: Please do it, this will keep things traceable and it pushes us to work in a more professional way.

There can be moments in which you realize that you need two or three different kind of images, and it is not crazy to request different photographers to work together to get the project done. We as photographers tend to be kind of loners, but trust us, we can work in teams as well. For example, you own a restaurant and you want to show not just your products, but also the ambience of your place. You can hire a food photographer, and a photojournalist.

Said and done, you’ll begging to include this in your natural workflow if you practice this advice’s, and this will maximize time, and believe me, time is money.