The studio was packed to the gunnels today with various styles of water cooler that I was shooting for local firm Thirsty4water (part of the Wilkes Group). I’m not going to laden the blog with images of water coolers as I realise they have special interest appeal ;¬) It’s interesting to note, however, that shooting products like this is much harder than it looks – controlling the specular highlights and reflections in shiny metals really takes some control with the studio lighting. Lots of polyboards are used to soften shadows while black flags are used to subtract light and kill reflections and light spill. A good exercise in lighting techniques, so very enjoyable for me :¬) I also took some PR shots of managing director, Simon Wilkes, in addition to coolers.
If you are in need of ice cold water in your working environment, contact Thirsty4water and if you are in need of a commercial product photographer, contact me :¬) Studio number is 01924 229800 or visit the website .