Over the past year I’ve been taking photographs for a regular client of mine who sells Laguiole cutlery on Amazon. Amazon stipulate a perfectly white background which can only be achieved using studio lighting and Photoshop in my experience. Cutlery is extremely tricky to photograph from above due to its reflective nature – spoons especially reflect everything in their vicinity so various tricks had to be employed.
In September I had a very special family shoot and everybody was dressed beautifully for the occasion. These are a few of my favourite pictures from the day.
These three cousins were a hoot to shoot – the photographs were for a 50th wedding anniversary present for grandma and grandad so a quick turnaround was required to get the favourites printed up. I hope they enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed the morning!
This is a sample of product shots which I took recently for use on an Amazon sellers site.
I was commissioned to photograph famous Liverpool Landmarks for use as illustration on a high profile website. This involved getting up at the crack of dawn to get down to the Pier Head and Albert Dock to capture the most beautiful light on the buildings. I also wanted to capture night falling on the Catholic Cathedral as I had seen in other photographs that it lights up at night. I’m not sure that it actually did as much as I’d hoped but it was worth hanging around with my tripod as The Everyman across the road looked spectacular!
This was a lovely shoot I enjoyed to promote Mortons Dairies introducing a pumpkin delivery service just before Halloween.
Recently I Photographed some bamboo toothbrushes and straws for Amazon supplier Vector Space. By pure chance I happened to have a bamboo tree in the back yard and so I took a stem of leaves and really enjoyed getting a little creative. My client loved the photos! Amazon does stipulate that the main image is on a pure white backdrop but any other images can be more natural and those are the ones I have shown here.
In my first week back to work in June I photographed William and his brother George at Formby beach. William I first photographed when he was 18 months old and this was George’s turn to have his photograph taken. We could not have picked a better day and arrived at the beach early to avoid the crowds which was great as we had the beach to ourselves for about an hour. We then headed into the woods to take a few pictures there too. I absolutely love these photos – the colours are so striking!