Images will be shot using a Nikon D4, DF, D810 or D700 Full Frame Camera with Nikon’s Highest Quality Lenses to ensure excellent clarity and high dynamic range.
For our still images, it is not a matter of just placing your product into a simple light box with a constant light source and capturing the image. For the most ultimate results in creating great product shots, it is all about using the effect of light, angles and shapes to best capture your product.
Unlike hobbyist photographers, who in essence just want to make a quick buck, we create pictures, not just take pictures! And what separates us even more is that we have heavily invested in top-end photographic equipment for both our China and Australia studios. It is not my intention to discredit the hobbyist photographers, as some can be quite good, yet it has been my experience to notice a difference in the end results.
Prior to your product being photographed, a full inspection is carried out to ensure the product is without breaks and damages, as this will affect the outcome of the images. Your product will be gently cleaned to remove dust and/or lint prior to photography, and if the surface is in poor condition, we will advise and discuss before moving forward as extra cost postproduction may be a requirement.
In most cases, the number of images that I take with each shoot will be over what you have specified. These will be sent to you via a secure Dropbox link (Low Res & Watermarked) for you to select the ones for final processing “Please note that images selected for final processing are chargeable items”. The selected images will then go through some basic post editing and processing to remove minor contamination, slight flaws, scratches and/or blemishes.
The final stage will be to adjust brightness levels to ensure proper tone, exposure and vibrancy. As standard we create a colour profile for your product using a Colour Checker Passport and the special software, as the key point is that the image will represent the colour of the product as close as possible.
Final images will then be uploaded to your dedicated Dropbox folder in two additional sub-folders for you to access whenever you like.
Folder Standard Options:
- Amazon ready jpeg – Resolution: 72 pixels per inch, Dimensions: your specification up 1200 x 1200 is Amazon/Ebay best minimal standard and up maximum of 2000 x 2000 pixels, Dimension Ratio: 1:1
- Full Resolution 300 DPI jpeg, Dimension Ratio: Will be as per your requirement within the limitations of the actual shot.
- Deep Etched/Transparent Background images: These will be sent as full resolution 300 DPI, PNG files to retain the transparent background for easy use in compositing with other images or graphic backgrounds.
- If you require more than two different file type folders then an additional charge will apply.
In the majority of cases, we can keep your images accessible on our server at no additional charge for up to 12 months, unless you state otherwise. Images are also fully recoverable if you happen to delete any of them by accident. *note that your draft images will also stay on file for future reference should you require alternative angle shots in the future.
Upon final delivery and payment, the photographs become licensed to you, and/or your company for use on a royalty-free basis. In simple terms, this means you are free to use the photographs in any of your publications as often as you like, without having to make royalty payments to us for their usage. These photos can be utilized in all forms of media, from print, advertising, packaging, web/internet etc. However, we retain all copyrights of the final photos and therefore, they must not be re-sold to any third party without prior written consent from Unique Photografix.
Due to the many varying and different requirements and also complications involved with product photography, I have structured the pricing at a low starting cost to cover small to medium size and relatively simple products, shot on a white background “Standard category” as this will basically cover 80% of peoples needs.
The downside with starting at a low cost means that the price list must include a number of different possible scenarios, however the upside is that you only pay for what you need.
In most cases your product will be shot on a white background as standard, however for some images this is just not possible and may need to be deep etched in postproduction or you may want to combine this image on another background or composite with multiple images. (extra cost)
Deep etched simply means that the image is cut out from the background so it can be transferred onto any other type of background suitable. Following are a few scenarios of where you may need deep etched images.
- To combine multiple images into one without they’re backgrounds obstructing each other.
- Putting your image on a different colour or stylized background.
- The product itself does not allow a completely white background to be achieved within the initial photo shoot.
Other variables that will affect pricing include the product sizing being either minuscule or large items, highly reflective surfaces, jewellery, clothing, lifestyle images, poor quality or marked product that needs a lot of post production work, Images that require props, and multiple grouped products in the same shot, just to outline a few.
In regards to the Photo Requirement for Amazon Single Item image listings as below, there will be no problem in scaling images to the maximum dimension of 2000 x 2000 pixels. I will need your instruction as to what size you require (the bigger the dimension – the bigger the file size) Images will be supplied at a 1:1 ratio as Amazon will scale all images to this anyway and if you have anything other than a pure white background and your image is not 1:1 (Square), then your Amazon listing will have a white border around the shorter sides of your image.
Before submitting listing photo files, be sure that they meet the following specifications:
|Photo Requirement||List Single Items||Book Loader Feeds|
|Accepted File Types||JPEG (.jpg), GIF (.gif), and PNG (.png)||JPEG (.jpg), GIF (.gif), and PNG (.png)|
|Maximum File Size||10 MB||10 MB|
|Image Resolution||72 pixels per inch||72 pixels per inch|
|Minimum Dimensions||200 x 200 pixels||One side must be at least 200 pixels but the other may be less.|
|Maximum Dimensions||2000 x 2000 pixels||10,000 x 10,000 pixels|
|Maximum Dimension Ratio||5 to 1 (2:1 or 1:1 preferred||5 to 1 (2:1 or 1:1 preferred)|
|All photos submitted will be scaled to 500 x 500 pixels irrespective of the size and dimension ration of the photo provided. Photos that do not have a 1:1 dimension ratio will be padded with white space on the shorter sides.|
Product photography will fall into two categories eg; “Standard Category” and “Special Attention Category” with the later being a higher per image cost. A “Standard Category” image is a single product being small to medium in size without ultra high reflective surfaces and on a standard background. With “Special Attention Category” images are price on application.
Regardless of how many proof images that I may send to you, the charges only relate to the images you select for final processing. I have set special rates for ASM members as per price list and with a minimum charge as setting up an image shoot can be rather time consuming. There is no limit to how many images you choose for final processing but please note that final selection images for final post processing are chargeable items.
If you require any images to be deep etched/transparent backgrounds then an extra fee will apply.
We can offer limited range of lifestyle photography including table setting, utensils and simple function demonstrations in our reasonably equipped China Studio. Our Studio grounds are based in a resort style complex and can offer outside shot’s among different natural backgrounds or on location (at you factory) photography can also be arranged for larger or very delicate and expensive items as we have professional portable studio flashes and equipment.
360 Degree Rotations
These are shot at a 1:1 size ratio, 72dpi and can be created in many sizes such as 400 x 400, 700 x 700, 1000 x 1000, 2000 x 2000 however the larger the size the the larger it will open on your screen and the larger the file size. (400 x 400 is a good average).
You also have the option for them to be created with or without high zoom capability.
My Passion is photography.
My Goal is to deliver high quality images at great prices.
My Reward can only be achieved if my clients are thrilled with the results.