Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Spot The Fake!

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Well as you might have guessed, they are all fake. When shooting products I often have to create images of items that don't actually exist.

From this selection the patchwork quilt was by far the most difficult as I didn't have samples of all the fabrics either. The white areas of the quilt are actually a mattress protector from BHS that I shot and manipulated to fit the perspective.

The giant foot stool in the middle was easy as it was just changed from pink to green, the peg bag is actually two napkins shot then patched together with shading around the edge to make it look more like a bag. The pair of pink slippers was actually only one slipper. The other is a duplicate. The oven gloves actually had stripes on the back so this is made up along with the faked quilting pattern too.

Finally the two tea towels at the bottom are actually from cushions twisted and duplicated with a small shadow to make them look convincing.

What do you think? Let me know!

See more photographs for Ragged Rose.

Latest Photoshoot for Maison

Friday, June 24th, 2011

My latest photoshoot for Maison was at a wonderful Georgian house near Goudhurst. The majority of the shots were hard-working ones showing their furniture in as many locations around the house as possible, so we can use them in the next series of adverts.

Towards the end of the day the weather improved so I was able to take some fun shots of Maison's day bed next to the pool. With such a fantastic location it would have been a shame not to have some shots in the garden!

New Photos for BD Foods

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

These shots were taken specifically to send to one of BD Foods’ stockists, the foodservice company Thomas Ridley.

This time the sauces were from lots of different countries so there was no quick way to whizz through taking all the photos. Each one had to be planned in advance with props sourced from Ebay, in London or from my rapidly growing prop hire cupboards!

As the food itself is NOT the focal point of the photographs, I had to contrive a method of getting the sauces shown in a bowl or jug each time so that the customer would realise they were buying a sauce and not a ready meal.

The photographs are of sauces to accompany foods from: America, Africa, Britain, Mexico, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.

See more food photographs for BD Foods

Jasmine Starts Her Modelling Career

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Pretty girl holding pumpkin

I asked Jasmine's mum and dad if they would mind her modelling a coat for me. Jasmine came along very excited and every single shot of the photoshoot was as charming as these. Being near to halloween I had a some pumpkins to hand so they seemed the perfect prop to go with this luxurious winter coat from Olivia Rose.

Jasmine doesn't know it yet but I think the coat might be her birthday present.

New Turners Catalogue

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I am now on version 4 of Turners catalogue. This time they want to have the prices printed separately so this left a large gap in all the layouts. I reworked the catalogue on a three column grid. Which also meant I could tighten up the of photos and add a lot more!

See photos for Turners

Bishops Green Grocers

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Ben at Bishop's Green Grocers wanted an e-commerce website but without the time to update the site with products each day I suggested a cut-down version that could be upgraded to e-commerce later when staff and funds become available.

When I took the shots for the website I used the lovely old baskets that were hidden on the top shelf to display the fruit and veg. I cheated a little by re-staging the displays to give a lush, rustic look.

Ben is aiming to refit the shop soon. Replacing the shop sign with my new design, which matches the website.

Visit Bishop's Green Grocers website.

A2B Local Photoshoot

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Shots for the A2B Local website were taken on a Sunday at the industrial estate. The roller shutters gave the perfect neutral, industrial-looking backgrounds.

Using a long exposure made the package blurred, making the logo and models the focal point of the shots.

I wanted a selection of images to choose from for the website so we also set up shots at various office doors as well. To light the inside as well as the outside bounced flash was used in the hallways to give a soft fill-in.

Website Menu for BD Foods

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

I designed the website menu for BD Foods, based on a sample from each category of their product range. Initially I chose a selection of products of different colours and textures to make each one distinctive. I then shot all the background images first. This meant I could experiment with different textures and lighting without having to also worry about the spoons at the same time. A range of shots were taken of each background, I then set up the spoons, all shot on a plain grey background with the spoon held on a mould, so that it was always at the same angle and position, despite all the washing and cleaning in between photographs. All the spoon shots were then cutout and layered on top of their respective backgrounds in one file so that all the elements could be lined up accurately. Each of the backgrounds was then moved independently to achieve the best combination image. See how they work on the BD Foods website.

Packaging Shots for BD Foods

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

I am working on the website and designs for BD Foods in St. Leonard’s. Each of the products is supplied to different clients in different packaging, so to standardise the appearance on-line, I decided to shoot empty bottles and containers without labels.

Each of the containers was shot on its own, then cutout. This group shot was made up of different layers in Photoshop. By making some of the layers slightly see-through it was possible to give the effect of semi-transparent plastics. (See the two squeezy bottles in the middle of the group).

I have also shot example products to appear in the menu of the website. Plus a whole range of food shots to use on the website… more blog photos coming soon!

Capital Garden website update

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Click to visit Capital Garden Products WebsiteReworking another designer’s work is always a tricky one as you have to spend a lot of time working out how they did things. I have been working on redesigning Capital Garden Products’ website. The original site had very little navigation meaning you had to keep going back to the home page. The re-worked version has a distinctive simple slab of colour down the left hand side which holds everything. Now clicking on any of the products takes you to a detailed page. Clicking on the photo again takes you back to the previous page. Speeding up the process of seeing all the pages. With improved meta tags and dynamic alt tags this database driven site should now also be much more Google-friendly.

Update for Jeremy’s Home Store

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

This week’s projects have focussed on starting to update Jeremy’s Home Store to offer e-commerce. Shown here are rough designs for the home page and the yellow-background blog to show new products and latest news.

Mary Ensor Website update

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Relocating the Tunbridge Wells store has given a change to refresh the website. When the move is complete the site update will go online. Here are some screen shots of the chairs and lights pages.