One of our goals this year was to do more product photography that features items you can find in your cupboards. A bag of granola, some honey, and some yogurt later, and we have a styled shoot.
After my last honey shoot, I wanted to capture more of a light and airy style using backdrops I made using vinyl and foam boards. I had been looking at inspiration for a while, but didn’t know where I could get hold of any honeycomb. I was quite lucky, and managed to find some lovely honey and honeycomb in a local shop which recently opened.
Here are some of my favourite shots taken of the honey, getting creative and embracing mess!
I love seeing photographs of jewellery, and how the colours stand out in different lighting styles. I’ve wanted to do a jewellery shoot for a while now, but using natural light rather than a studio setting. I think that capturing a subject in an environment gives an image an extra layer of depth, and can help create a story or a mood.
I was recently gifted a beautiful turtle necklace which I photographed in my garden, using nature as a backdrop for this vibrant piece of jewellery.
Below are a couple of my favourite photos of the necklace:
Doing product photography at home means that you have to be very creative with anything you can find. The challenge I set myself at the beginning of this year was to do more product photography. I’ve been using lots of items in my house as well as looking in local shops for new subjects.
At home, we have some Himalayan rock salt. I love the texture of it, and the slight difference of colours. Setting up by a window, I managed to get some creative shots of the pink salt.
I have been focussing a bit more on product photography recently, selecting interesting subjects to photograph such as food and drink. I came across an interesting iced tea bottle in my local shop that I thought would be interesting to photograph.
Below are some photos I took, using natural light in my garden and a shallow depth of field to make the subject stand out amongst the background.
2020 was an interesting year for everyone, many people want to forget about it, while others want to look back at the year.
I finished university and started to focus more on the business alongside other employment. Not being able to photograph people for a while was strange, so I began to look at different ways of remote working. I began to photograph more products in different locations as I would with people. I also started to make prints and other photo gifts which I sold at craft fairs and online. I did manage to do a few portrait shoots when restrictions were eased, which I’m grateful for.
I’ve really enjoyed shooting more products and using different lighting techniques to capture them in different ways, I have been doing weekly shoots featuring various food and drink as well as other subjects to continue to challenge myself.
Below are some of my favourite shots from 2020:
I was asked by 1784 Gin to take some photos of their product for their social media. I wanted to capture the bottle in a natural setting, while staying local to the pub: The Dog and Duck in Bognor Regis
It was a great experience being able to photograph for a local gin company in Bognor Regis, and use local areas which would be recognised.