Working with an expert stylist is a must when it comes to shooting handbags. It takes a great deal of skill to make them look their best. Photographing handbags also takes a certain amount of technical expertise, but it’s worth the effort when there are such beautiful details and textures to capture.
Photographing jewelry takes an intense amount of concentration, typically I work with one stylist, put on a favorite playlist, and engage with the details.
Photographing models means working with a bigger team. There’s a stylist, and their assistant, a makeup artist, a hair stylist, plus producers, and clients… it can get pretty busy actually. People love being on set, and working together with the right team can lead to some powerful and unexpected results.
Shoes speak volumes about the person wearing them, beyond just choices of fashion or comfort. Understanding your target market is a vital aspect of shoe photography, your images should resonate with the prospective buyer.
Like jewelry, shooting sunglasses takes an sharp eye for detail, but the play of light with the lenses can make for some very memorable effects.
Soft styling is a technique that allows the viewer to imagine the texture and shape of the garment without the benefit of a model. Working with an expert stylist is so key here, the right team makes the photographer’s job easy.
Cosmetics offer the opportunity to showcase the beauty of the packaging, but you also get the chance to work with the textures of the products themselves. Creative lighting and simple sets are usually the best way to make these products shine.
It requires a lot of imagination to pull together a really good home set. How do you create an engaging environment without detracting from the featured items? Working closely with an art director is the key to success here.
Not just for actors anymore, whether you are applying to bartend, want to announce your participation in a business seminar, or simply want to bump up your on-line presence, people from all walks of life can utilize a really good headshot.
My goal when I’m shooting a portrait is to get to know something about my subject, something about their art, and to express that in some way with the pictures. Creating a relaxed and inviting environment is part of the equation, because there is no substitute for a good vibe.
The judicious use of props and a solid foundation of color theory will make kids shoes jump off the page. With fun designs and unique details, great pictures are bound to happen when kids shoes are on set.