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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fine Foods of the Alpujarras

Fine Foods of the Alpujarras

We travelled from Birmingham to Andalusia in search of the fine foods of the Alpujarras. In 2013 we bought a run down cortijo, Casa de Almendras, in the hills just outside the bustling market town of Orgiva. It took us a year to renovate and we generally base ourselves here in the winter. We’ve been busy in Birmingham this year with the studio taking off. So instead of meandering by car through Spain, we packed up our cameras, jumped on an airplane […]

photographing footwear for e-commerce

Photographing Footwear for E-Commerce

We’ve been shooting shoes for an Amazon store this week. This post lays out the workflow and discusses the principles that make an image successful for fashion on-line. There are two things that are more important than anything else in photographing footwear for e-commerce. Clarity (Uncluttered background, sharp focus) Detail (Depth of field)   Clarity When shoppers browse your product on Amazon, they see a large picture of the product itself and can zoom in to this and other shots […]

Shooting Flowers in a Studio

Shooting Flowers in a Studio

Shooting Flowers in a studio is more complicated than it might seem. Especially when the colour of those flowers is white! We spent a couple of days this week working with the Floraccasion gang to provide images for their web site. The brief was to shoot lifestyle images on location in a suitably decorated house. Our own house in Ironbridge fitted the bill perfectly; a country cottage with original features, recently decorated in neutral tones. We talked about the web site and what it […]

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