Products photographed at Zoom Studio (previously named Aguiar Photography) studio.

The original article was written when Zoom Studio was named Aguiar Photography.

Product photography in studio

I love to photograph products. Each product presents a unique challenge with its own special features and characteristics.

Reflective and transparent products

Among the product’s characteristics that are considered difficult to photograph are transparency and reflections. Transparent products when not photographed well can simply disappear or not show their shape and volume. Reflective products need to reflect something that is not the photographer’s face or the camera lens.

A few weeks ago, I received a range of trophies, medals and plaques to photograph for a new website. These products are very reflective in some areas and transparent in others. I was asked to create some lifestyle images and group photos to complement the individual product’s images.

These trophies, plaques and awards are given to ballroom dancers (athletes) after they successfully complete specific dancing routines and years of practice. The National DanceSport Examinations scheme is the body responsible for the definition of these tests. There is a colour code that is similar to a Karate belt system.

I have placed a few of these images here.

lifestyle product phtoography of dancing medal and plate - red plate
lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - red plate
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - red trophy
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - red trophy
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - close-up top of trophies
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - close-up top of trophies
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - close-up of trophies
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - close-up of trophies
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - red plate
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - red plate
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - Blue plate
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - Blue plate
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - Black plate
Product photography of dancing medal and plate - Black plate
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - Yellow plate
Lifestyle product photography of dancing medal and plate - Yellow plate

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