In addition to my portrait work, I occasionally do product photography. Recently, I had the pleasure of working on some images for an updated website for O-Liminator. This nifty product “gets the stink out.” These wonderful little packets can be dropped into your gym bag or your hockey skates and – the rest is magic. I use them and they work great. Pictured above is the product in various packaging options. Lighting and shooting such a wide variety of textures was a little tricky – and these challenges make the shoot enjoyable for me.
In addition to images of the product by itself, the client asked for pictures demonstrating some of the uses for O-Liminator. So, I had our model, Maria, drop the packets into sneakers, dress shoes, and, as pictured here, a hockey glove. In a photograph like this, you want to feature the product clearly while still showing an effective composition that grabs attention. And we were careful with the colors – note the blue packet crystals, the blue on the glove and blue sleeve, with a bit of red on the glove for contrasting interest.
In this image, we are displaying all four flavors of the product. The one on the right, a new citrus flavor, is still under development, so I actually colored in the orange in Photoshop. It’ll be interesting to see how close I got to the actual color when it comes out!
Some customers put the product on the dashboard of their car. In the image below, I shot Maria through the sunroof of her car, with a wide angle lens, to capture a fairly broad view of the scene.
Great fun working with the O-Liminator folks. Hope you’ll give their product a try!
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Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.