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One-2-One Training – Sarah

So impressed with Sarah…. she came all the way from Norfolk for the course, and has left, I am sure, with renewed vigour and confidence in her photography.

Sarah getting the basics right
Sarah getting the basics right

She runs a top-drawer company (www.houseofmutt.com) that looks after other peoples’ dogs and she has now moved into some product sales too. In the past, she has paid a photographer to come in and provide her product images, but then thought “hey, surely I can do this myself” to remove the middle man.

Day 2 of the course involved us concentrating on photographing some of her products and really getting that bit right.  The techniques we used require some decent lighting knowledge – how to modify the light so that there are no harsh shadows, but also to provide a “real” shadow below the image; almost the “suggestion” of a shadow that is so often missed in product photography using white as a background.  Have a look at some other sites.  If there is no shadow, the image has a false quality, whereas a shadow anchors the object and makes it real!

Dog Collar (with hint of shadow!)
Dog Collar (with hint of shadow!)

 

Beautiful dog lead!
Beautiful dog lead!

Massively important to get those small details right!20141016-Sarah121-8-2

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