Apparently it was a busy summer, autumn, and winter so far because this is the first blog post in months. I’m going to try and set a New Year’s Resolution to blog more and share my photography.
So these are some product photos I created for my day job at Nu Skin. We introduced a new fluid lips product called POWERLips Fluid. There are 12 shades, of which nine will be released to Europe. So they needed photography of the product that will be shared on social media.
Here we are using a coffee cup to let people know that the product is smudge resistant. You don’t risk leaving marks on coffee cups or transfer to other areas.
We also photographed the product with some of the natural ingredients such as avocado, bees wax, and olive oil. It’s always fun to go shopping for props such as cups, pillows, food, and more. We just expense it to the client.
Product photography can require a LOT of Photoshop retouching. Depending on how perfect you want the photograph it can even take hours per image. So far I have been billing clients by the hour for Photoshop. I always save the originals if we need to make more changes.
I’ve invested in some new lights for my photography. They are pretty slick. They are battery powered and completely wireless. They work for product photography, portraits, weddings, and more. It also helps to get some accurate color which is important for product photography. I always photograph in Canon’s RAW format which gives me or other retouchers full control over the color accuracy.