Each shoot day, I’m presented with a new challenge – no matter what I need to shoot. Products, Food, Jewelry, Shoes, People………you throw it at me and I figure it out. Problem solver is my daily “who I am.” Creative guy is what I’d prefer as first on my list, but isn’t always top due to the over-arching need of “what does the client want?” With this challenge above, it was a little bit of both and that challenge makes me a happy photographer. Solve the problem, shoot the product, work with a great stylist and be able to shoot it creatively. Yes! A win win for all.
Would love to collaborate with many of you and get to a winning situation. Try me.
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Tagged create, Creative, food packaging, food photography, food stylist, nick thomas, nick thomas photography llc, product, product photography, Solutions, surfaces
I get a call and am asked by the client, “I have a product, what can you do for me”?
Say that you have a bottle that needs to be photographed. It needs to be shot mostly for use on a website – to help “sell” the product. I’d like to keep the background clean so that the customers stay focused on your product, its a really beautiful product after all!
So many things coursing through my mind; perspective, lighting, contrast and how all of that comes into play……..What about perspective? Angles to consider. Up? Down? Side view? 3/4? Profile? Down the hatch? I have to find something different, something that sets it apart.
The road less traveled.
Lighting – The “lost” art!! Throw some shadow in? Do I want a gel with some tone? Do I want high contrast or low? Lots of saturated color? Tones that are pale and light, dark and shadowy?
In my minds eye I see it all at once!! All of these details start come into play and I begin to work my magic………and I love it!
Who knew how important color choice can be to the impact of a job? Well, of course Nick knew! That’s what he does and does best. High impact.
Take a basic product and will it grab people automatically? Probably not. Yet, if you study it long enough, find a complimentary angle, think about some pretty incredible high contrast lighting and pop some major color in …………… BAM! You’ve got a shot!
Got your attention, huh?
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Tagged art, attention, bam, basic, color, create, nationally branded photography, nick thomas, nick thomas photography llc, product, product photography, still life, still life photography, studio photography
Busy studio, January 2016
Right Time, Right People, Right Place.
There are times in your life when everything aligns. The right people at just the right time. This winter has been one of those times for our studio. One of our clients has kept us on our toes shooting a multitude of fresh, trendy products with some really cool designs! We are grateful for the new friendships, collaborations, and the opportunity to work hard to keep our clients “on trend, on time, on budget”, kind of like the stars aligning. It works for us……may it keep on coming!
Katherine Hennessy and Nick Thomas Photography; Endless Possibilities
Collaborations that are of a creative nature are a bit like a marriage, some give and take, some hard work, great ideas, thinking out of the box and some hustle. We’ve decided to work together and make these things happen. We have imagination, a lot of heart and can’t wait to work on projects together and hopefully, with many of you. It’s a big world out there and we are ready to give it our combined efforts, and with that comes endless possibilities.
Cheers to us! Can’t wait for what lies ahead.
Contact Katherine firstname.lastname@example.org / 617-549-9872 to get going!
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Tagged art, collaboration, creativity, endless possibilities, food photography, Katherine Hennessy, nationally branded photography, nick thomas, nick thomas photography llc, Press Release, representation, still life photography, studio photographer
Fall color outside the Blue Moon Evolution Cafe.
There are many, many, many things I love about photography and about being a photographer. One of them is that photography gives me an excuse to stop and see God in the people and things all around us.
Yesterday I was taking my friend and studio manager Gianna out to lunch to discuss upcoming projects and catch up with what’s going on in our lives.
My eyes open as I looked for something to photograph that would speak to the lunch we had and our friendship. And there it was; right outside the entrance to the restaurant. A beautiful cabbage in all its glory of Fall color, beckoning people inside to sample the wonderful tastes of New England.
Who could have come up with such colors and perfectly complementary shapes and textures?
Now I share what I saw with you, hoping that you can feel it too. Welcome.
Model – Andy Churchill, hair/makeup – Kathleen Schiffman/Anchor Artist
A new direction for us – people with product. Let us know what you think!
We are ready to be done with winter! How about you??