This week blog features photography for Mubarak, a London based hamper and gifting company, sourcing and packaging a variety of different products from food and drink, to cosmetics, fashion accessories and jewellery. Photographing such an array of products is most efficiently done with some assistance, so I was happy to team up again with stylist, Lauren Becker. Together, we used a combination of styling, lighting and other creative techniques to create a visually balanced collection of shots, some examples of which you can see below.
When shooting large collections, such as hampers, for the same campaign or company, it's important to have a consistent theme that works for each product collectively, as well as the overall brand. From a technical perspective, there should also be an element of visual balance in each shot.
To start, we put each selection of products into a specific category and then worked on a theme for each. Unique styles were created using painted backgrounds, tiles and wallpaper. By using just a small amount of ribbon, we were able to visually tie the shots together, creating a synergy which worked for the brand.
The hamper and gift collection images above are just a few examples taken from a larger catalogue of still life photography produced for the same client. Styling and shooting products are just part of a successful shoot; this is usually underpinned by a workable concept, a good source of materials, and above all, organisation!
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