For this particular studio still life shoot, I wanted to do more than a clean crisp white product shot; instead choosing to give character and story to this beautiful bread bin.
Thinking about it’s name ‘Typhoon’. Conjured a bread bin being something to prolong the life of your bread, by keeping it safe from the elements: somewhere the bread feels huddled away in safe shelter from its stormy blue surroundings.
For the open shot I even dabbled in a bit of food styling (but this shot is as far as I go in that department: better to call in a Food Styling expert for your photo-shoot!): I selected my flatmates bread (as it looked better than my home baked one) and using a tooth-pick through the far-end slices to make them sit right.
Due to the reflective nature of Product Photography, it required slightly different techniques then Fashion photography (of course there is a massive core overlap of skills), I was careful in my choice of studio lighting modifiers, and continued in postproduction to remove some subtle unwanted highlights, and minuscule imperfections, clarifying the readability of the logo text, amending the colour, and subtlety increase the already present vignetting, to focus the eye’s attention on the product further and give it a kinda of moody-storm-like-feel. Check out this before and after retouching screenshot (click on the image below to see it bigger. Though, you probably need to see the high resolution version to really appreciate the finer detail of the postproduction retouching work):
The feedback from Facebook on these images was very positive: as well as admiring the product, viewers expressed ‘feeling hungry’ after seeing the imagery.