It's spring—finally! Time to store the winter coat, shed the dark and moody winter images, open up the curtains and let in the light. Above are a couple of images to inspire you.
NYC-based food and product photography studio is looking for a motivated, friendly, and responsible intern who would be excited to help out in a small studio during the spring semester (January-June 2016).
- assist on shoots (from setting up white balance to cleaning dishes)
- take notes during training sessions & workshops
- attend meetings with clients and agencies
- submit images to stock photography sites
- manage und update social media sites
- update mailing lists
- data entry
- fluent in spoken and written English
- warm, positive, and open attitude
- interest in food and product photography
- working knowledge of Apple Computers and Adobe CS
I will teach you everything I know about food and product photography and running your own studio. I'd be happy to connect you to previous interns so you can hear about their experience. If you are interested please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you.
This is an unpaid internship with lots of delicious food.
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind dinnerware is a hot trend in photography, especially food photography. Enter ABC Carpet & Home in NYC and you'll find me—and every other creative director—drooling over those delicious bowls. If you are a thrifty shopper you'll appreciate the sources for the story above. Just quit your eyes and you'll be able to see! I shot this for Spaces Magazine, with the art direction of Barbara Schmidt, founder of Studio StyleB.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Classroom
Date: Sunday, September 20th
Geared toward crafters, makers, and small business owners, this workshop offer some tips and tools to simply style, light and photograph your product and make it look amazing! Participants should bring a camera (a cell phone camera is fine!) and a small piece to shoot, and our instructors will guide you through the process of creating interesting and unique photos that you can use in your online store or in your marketing materials.
The workshop will be led by a product photographer and a product stylist who will provide a few basic ‘place settings’ that students can use to arrange their work with guidance from the instructors on how (and why) to use certain color schemes, when and where to introduce different textures and how to use mostly natural lighting to bring out the beauty of your homemade and hand-crafted wares.
Lisa Hunt, former creative director of Essence magazine, launched her ALCHEMY collection just in time for the Holidays and asked me to photograph for her online presence. The lovely team included Tracey Woods (Photo Director), Lynda White (Prop Stylist), Dorcia Kelley (Wardrobe Stylist), T Cooper (Makeup Artist), Kyle Goen (Right Hand) and Eva Ermert (Photo Assistant).
1. Image Strategy
Great photography is the single most important component in communicating your brand in today’s markets. A beautiful, well-styled picture can elevate your products and services, build trust, create media attention and give you the edge on your competitors.
Whether you DIY, purchase stock photography or hire a photographer the first thing is to think about your image strategy. What does your brand stand for? Who is your audience? How will you use your images? Collect a few words that describe your brand for example: clean and simple, or beautiful and luxurious.
2. Get Inspired
Look for images that inspire you and fit your brand. Rip out pages from magazines and create a visual mood board for you brand. Pinterest is a great place to collect inspirations found online.
3. Define Your Style
Based on your brand words and your mood board define a style for your photos. If your brand is all about clean and simple, then go with a plain background and minimal props. More luxurious–how about a fancy frame? You can use Instagram to add a frame or effect, add text overlays with Over or collage images with Frametastic. Once you have picked a style stick with it. Consistency will make it easier for you and makes you look professional.
4. Keep In Fresh
Once you have a strategy, done your research and developed a style block some time in your calendar for photography every month. Your audience loves behind the scene photos of you and your work. You can use them in blog posts, share on social media or make gifts for your clients out of them! You can also show off some happy costumers. And every once in a while hit the video button and record a clip. You can make a short movie in no time with Directr or a fun stop action video with Stop Animator.
5. Improve Your Photography Skills
I am in love with Washi tape and am always looking for new DIY craft ideas to use it. Prop stylist Kristine Trevino shares a couple of ideas in this stop animation.