What does bokeh mean?

As a product photographer, or any other commercial photographer for that matter it is likely you have heard of and understand the term bokeh. It is a relatively simple concept to understand and for the more experienced photographers, it isn’t a challenge to create. However, where many fall down is making sure they create the […]

What Do The Modes on A Digital Camera Mean? – Part 2

The second part of our look at the most important modes on a camera and what they mean for a product photographer or packshot studio. We do understand every camera will differ slightly, but these fundamental modes are on almost all cameras so it is a great place to start for those who want to […]

What Do The Modes on A Digital Camera Mean? – Part 1

A product photographer must know their equipment and how to get the best out of it! Whether you’ve just upgraded to a brand new camera or are in the early stages of your career and want to improve your understanding, this short guide will touch on the key modes of a digital camera and what […]

How Do I Improve My Product Photography?

No matter whether you’re a novice product photographer, part of a big team or an experienced solo commercial photographer it is important to always strive to be better. The question of how to improve product photography is one frequently asked and as a result, we’ve put together four key areas to think about along with […]

What Kind of Photography Umbrella Do I Need?

A common piece of equipment that many in product photography will have in their studio, but it can be difficult to know the most suitable kind of photography umbrella you need. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography and getting the right equipment can transform your product photographs. As a result, we’ve […]

Is It Important to Have My Own Photography Style?

The world of product photography can be as formulaic or as creative as you want it to be. As a packshot photographer, the more you work on your own style and creative approach then the greater the impact your product photos can have. We always want to deliver a product that clients will love and […]

What Do Photography Abbreviations Mean? G to P

The next part in our series of photography abbreviations covers everything from understanding what a guide number is, to megapixels and pixels per inch. The world of product photography can at times, be overcomplicated and it is our goal to gradually help make the various abbreviations and terminology easier to understand. GN – Guide number […]

What Are The Best Plugins For Photoshop and Lightroom?

Almost every product photographer, and any other type of commercial photographer for that matter will utilise Photoshop and Lightroom when creating beautiful images for their clients. Whilst there are other pieces of software out there that will do the job, few can compare with the popularity and performance of these from the giants at Adobe. […]

How to Mix Flash With Ambient Light?

Mixed Lighting in Photography One of the most common frustrations people have when looking back at photographs is that the lighting doesn’t look natural because the flash has taken over the image. In product photography, whether that is fashion, food or jewellery photography it is important to be able to mix flash with ambient light […]

How To Photograph Glassware?

The goal of this photography article is to help shine a light on a quick and easy way to shoot glassware with minimal equipment. There are a number of ways to light and shoot glassware, so there is no single answer and it does depend on the goal of your product photographs. Take the time […]