I was recently commissioned by an emerging artist to produce some product shots of her latest work. Liverpool based Jade Crompton works with technology to create some stunning results. She uses computer technology to design her work, before making moulds using 3D printing technology. Then these moulds are used in a traditional way to produce ceramics.
The tableware range is designed to be used and as such Jade secured a cafe as the setting for the product shoot. It meant we had a steady flow of coffee and snacks to fill the pieces and really bring the work to life. Of course that gave me the photographer a set of challenges - as the cafe was open and there was multiple light sources in the shooting space. After doing quite a bit of testing with lights and reflectors, we decided to use a wide aperture and stick with the light available. Jade liked the warm glow that the cafe's sodium lights cast - and of course in post production, I was able to tone down the colour a little.
Jade was happy with the results - and they were published in Ceramics Review and as part of her exhibition - next project is about that !
More product photography on my business website via the jump.