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All About The Different Types Of Photo Shoots

If you decide that you or your business needs to have professional photo shoots done, then you need to determine which type of shoot your company needs.  Many multimedia studios will provide their clients with a range of different types of photo shoots to ensure they get what they need.  Some of the photo shoots will be product-orientated while others will be portrait style shoots. 

Endless Possibilities: Product Photo Shoots

If you sell products, you might need to have high-quality shots of your items.  A product shoot will give you an outline shot of your product on a white or similar background.  This gives you a picture which is clean and can be used for online purposes, trade shows, print ads and much more.  For these shoots, there will be a single photographer and no stylists.

Types of Product Shoots

 

There are a number of different types of product shots that you could choose from and have a mix of them is ideal.  However, it is important that you know what the benefits of each shot are.

The Individual Product Shot

The most common type of product picture is an individual product shot which can be used for product pages and categories. These images emphasise the product and will be taken with a black or white background. All products which are available on the site should use this format on their product pages.

These pictures offer a simple, sweet and obligatory picture for your basic listings and category pages. While it is very tempting to use a manufacturer picture, having your own images will create a distinction between your site and your competition. 

The Group Product Shot

This type of shot is ideal when you are going to display products that are all in the same product line. These shots can be used for products that come in different quantity packs. The group product shot can be used to visually suggest accessories or create a hero image for your category pages as well.

With these pictures the way the products are presented matters. You should try organising your products in different shapes instead of putting them in a row. Getting input from other people will help you determine the best setup.

The Detail Product Shot

Detail shots are often used for technology products where a close-up shot will display features and individual parts of the product. They are zoomed in and activate at least three edges of the picture area. Detail shots will be used to communicate attention to detail, vanity branding and the quality of the parts of the product.

When taking these pictures it is important that you frame the image with the edges of the photo area. Lighting in these shots is important, and professional lighting would be ideal. 

The Component Product Shot

The component shot will display individual parts of the product to emphasise them. The composition of these pictures will vary, but all images will be taken in a consistent manner. This will ensure that the viewer knows how all the parts are related. 

These pictures will be used for products with interchangeable parts. It is important to remember that when taking these pictures that the parts on the outside edge of the image will draw the eye.

The Teaser Product Shot

Teaser product shots are used to increase interest and to display an artistic appeal. The images will show the product being used and will include have usage of props. This shot is typically used for splash pages and category dividers. 

By showing everyday usage of the product in a candid shot, you create the ideal background or subtle foreground element. These images will not be suitable for all of your products and should not be used by all stores. You should be conservative in your use of these images and save the shots for your homepage and change them on occasion. 

Product Environment Shoots

A product environment shot will be similar to a traditional product shoot, but the background will be product related instead of plain. If your business sells blenders, then an environment shot will be in a kitchen where people are likely to see the product. A product environment shoot will have a constructed set or be taken on location to ensure that your product shines. 

When providing these shots, a photography company will send one photographer and an assistant. There will be fees for location shots or the construction of the background. There will also be a set stylist and a prop buyer.

Different Types Of Portrait Photography

 

Lifestyle Photo Shoots

Lifestyle shoots will help you capture emotions and everyday life events through a series of pictures. These shoots could be a family party in the garden or a touching moment shared in the kitchen with or without one of the products that you sell. These shots look to show how people can benefit from your company’s products or services. 

When completing these photo shoots, the photography studio should send a photographer and an assistant. There will be location and construction costs as well as a talent fee for the professionals in the pictures. Hair and makeup stylists will be employed as well as a set stylist.

In-Studio Portraits

Organisations and businesses that are looking for headshots should choose this option. These shoots will have studio lighting which can be set up efficiently to accommodate a number of people. It is also possible to get location portraits taken at a particular location. Editorial portraits are shots where someone is working in their environment such as a lawyer in a courtroom. 

To complete these shoots a photographer and an assistant will be required. There is also the possibility of a hair and makeup stylist.

Environmental Portraits

These types of portrait photo shoots will focus on the relationship between the subject of the picture and their environment. This relationship will be more dominant in the picture than the facial expression of the subject.

Sports and children portraits could also be offered.However, they are classed differently due to their exclusivity. A sports portrait is all about a sport and a child portrait is all about the child. 

Candid Portrait Shots

Candid portraits are ones where the subject is unaware or appears unaware of the photographer. In these pictures, the photographer does not have much control over the emotions of the person or the environment of the pictures.  These photos are meant to be natural and spontaneous.

Individual And Couple Portraits

An individual portrait will only have one subject in the frame. A couple portrait will have two people in the picture and show their relationship. It could be complicated to setup this picture because they could be interpreted incorrectly and this could cause problems.

Group Portraits

Group portraits will include batch pictures, class photos and family pictures. In some cases, these pictures could contain hundreds of people. These photos generally display a sense of unity and are famous with companies as memorabilia.

Fashion Portraits

Fashion portraits are mostly used for models and brands that trade in the clothing and accessory industries. However, they can also be used for many more industries such as health, corporate and food. Fashion photo shoots are a great way for any brand or business to create a trendy image for their company.

Posed Portrait Shots

A posed portrait is a picture where the subject is fully aware of the photographer. The photographer may have a say in the position of the subject and the clothing that they are going to be wearing. 

Formal Portrait Shots

This kind of portrait is used for business or another formal occasion.  The photographer may or may not have any control over the posing and clothing of the subjects. Corpoate headshots are a great example of formal shoots and can be used for social and business profiles such as LinkedIn.

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