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.
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!