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This new product arrived at the studio yessterday. I did a few shots for social media etc. Cosmetics products are often promoting hydration of the skin. Water illustrates the point!...

I shot a series of glass bongs recently. Not for the UK market of course but for Canada and some US states. Glassware bong against a black background with a gentle glow behind....

Autumnal fruits. I know i did pick these blackberries last month but shot this for fun and only just got round to looking at it....

Image shape. Please do think how you will use the image and if you need room for text. Does your website have a particular image size or shape?...

A late summer early autumn shot of the studio from my drone. The days are getting shorter and theres so much to look forward to. Damp dark days, halloween, Sussex Bonfires, Fireworks and Christmas parties. Whoop whoop!...

There are many different insects in the garden. This is a Damsell fly, I think. This was taken with a Hassleblad digital camera and a 120mm lens I think. The digital back on this “medium format” camera was a PhaseOne P45. You need a tripod with this......

Images; they come in all shapes and sizes. Most have straight edges to them! Pictures can be long and thin, tall, wide, oblong, square, oval or circular. Composition is about fitting the items into the image shape in a eyecating or pleasing way. Its difficult......

Every time I buy a new household essentials thing, I photograph it. Quite often the library sales worldwide pay for the item! I have no idea why people buy images of vacuum cleaners but they do! Vacuum cleaners are pretty well essential machines in the western world.......

La Pierre bicycles look nice. Sometimes looking up at a product or thing can make it more dramatic or important. You respect a massive building (as long as it looks structually sound) as you might have respected your father towering over you as a child.......

From time to time I get asked to photograph musical instruments.  If you know how to play them, they can make beautiful music. Musical instruments are often interesting products. Many people are seduced into buying a shiny new guitar and then try to learn how to......

Waterproof fabric jackets, with water being thrown at them. Just to reinforce the point of these jackets. They are waterproof and made from waterproof fabric. They cost a great deal of cash to buy and have information in leaflets attached to them. They explain all about the high......

This is a beautifully engineered Bulova wristwatch. I have an old Bulova Accutron. It was started in America by a migrant and became the first mass produced timepiece. The Accutron used electicity and a tuning fork and magnet,  science was not a strong subject for me.......

Still-life product photography. Time slipping away as you watch the salt in the egg timer fall from top vessel to the bottom vessel. The power of gravity over thousands of grains of salt or sand, gives you a measure of time. How clever is that?......

Bottles shoot. These are various alcoholic drink bottles photoshoped together for a magazine spread. They were purposely not meant to look totally real. Editorial product photography is illustrative by nature. Time is a factor that weighs. Magazines have limited budgets and many pages to fill......

Lets see, this is the old photographic studio. Do you notice the old 10×8″ film camera, the 5×4″ Linhof, the Bronica medium format? This picture was about showing off all the things that were needed to make a proper proffessional studio. It was about blinding the......