We were asked in by AVC Media to photograph food productand food packaging for David Lawson’s business, Speyside Specialities. He needed the images for Brandbank. Yes, armed with chests of fresh product we set up the studio to do simple high key images for use as ‘cut-outs’ on advertising and other packaging. The previous images shown to us by an alternative photographer in Aberdeen had revealed poor reflections and packaging distortions from vacuum packaging process. it was key to the shoot that non of this existed as the images were to be used by some of the largest retailers in the UK.
Careful use of lighting and light controlling tools such as flags and fingers created the appropriate lighting and as for distortion – well that was a methodical approach in selection – we just had to keep going until the perfect shape was found. This is where product photography is really based – attention to detail! We also took a tour of the factory to capture black pudding and sausage production as well as some of the more exotic burgers they produce.