Author Archives: David Edmonds

William Holland Installation at The Scarlet Spa

I was recently commissioned by William Holland, the world’s leading specialist manufacturer of copper baths and basins, to photograph their installation at the stunning Scarlet Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

They required images of the installation with lighting showing how they appear in-situ, to the naked eye.

Examples of some the images created are below.

Bath and tap

Sink and Bath in spa

Copper basin being filled

Sink in bathroom

 

If you are interested in commissioning interior photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements or find out more.

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Vision Arts Pewter

Vision Arts Pewter are a small family run business manufacturing a diverse range of Tin Pewter products from their workshop in South West Cornwall. They sell their products online using their own website, Amazon and eBay as well as providing wholesale stock.

They required me to photograph approximately 150 pewter products as well as producing a panoramic image for each collection. The images are to be used on their new website which will be launched shortly as well as replacing the existing images on their Amazon and eBay listings.

The images had to meet the strict Amazon requirements and had the additional challenge of often being highly reflective with complex designs comprising of many gaps.

The items were photographed using the Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8 micro lens on a back and under-lit photography table and then further processed in Photoshop to produce a pure white background.

These are some of the images produced.

Vision Arts Pewter Letter Opener

Vision Arts Pewter Celtic Earings

Vision Arts Pewter Cornish Mine Cart

Trio of cats

Vision Arts Pewter can be contacted by telephone on 07817 402369 / 07779 846086 or by email at [email protected] and their products purchased from the sites below.

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Product Photography for Amazon

Amazon have strict rules for the images used on Amazon Marketplace and using a commercial photographer can alleviate the problems caused when trying to produce your own images.

For the main product image:

  • The image must be the cover art or a professional photograph of the product being sold. Drawings or illustrations of the product are not allowed.
  • The image must not contain gratuitous or confusing additional objects.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic colour, and smooth edges.
  • All other products should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • The full product must be in frame.
  • Backgrounds must be pure white (RGB 255,255,255).

For additional other view images:

  • The image must be of, or pertain to, the product being sold.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic colour, and smooth edges.
  • Other products or objects are allowed to help demonstrate the use or scale of product.
  • The product and props should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • Cropped or close-up images are allowed.
  • Backgrounds and environments are allowed.
  • Text and demonstrative graphics are allowed.

I am able to produce images ready for you to upload which comply 100% with these site standards and show your products at their best.

Colour
Product images must show correct colour and to achieve this I have custom profiles created for my camera under various lighting conditions (using the x-rite color checker) and colour-calibrated monitors to check your product has been accurately reproduced.

Sharpness and Consistency
To achieve perfect focus and sharpness, high power studio strobe lighting is used with consistent colour temperature and intensity. The combination of this small aperture and fast shutter speed combined with a professional Nikkor macro lens attached to a 36 megapixel Nikon D800 camera produces an outstanding image.

Perfect Backgrounds
Images are then post-processed in Photoshop to remove any imperfections and clipping paths drawn to achieve the pure white background. Shadows and reflections can be removed if required.

Below is an image I produced recently for Ongaro, an online retailer of women’s fashion – special occasion shoes, bags, clothes and accessories.

Product photograph of shoe

If you require product photography for your business please email me or call 0797 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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The Old Workshop

Last week I produced some photographs for a new holiday property in Newquay, Cornwall called “The Old Workshop“. The owners had some existing photographs but wanted professional images that would show the accommodation at its finest.

During the shoot, an iPad in conjunction with a Weye Feye adapter was used to control the Nikon D800 DSLR, enabling images to be composed and checked live on the iPad’s retina display. In post-processing these images were combined as multiple layers in Photoshop. This enabled reflections to be removed from the pictures on the walls, shadows removed and extra highlight details added to enhance the images.

Examples of the images created are below.

 

Bathroom with shower in Old Workshop Newquay

Kitchen Diner

The lounge in the Old Workshop, Newquay

Bedroom at The Old Workshop, Newquay

The apartment sleeps 2, is in a peaceful area, only a short walk from the town centre,  has parking, free Wifi access and can be booked online here .
 
If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your own holiday letting or letting agency then send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements or find out more.

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Environment and Sustainability Day

This week I was commissioned to photograph the Environment and Sustainability Day held at the Environment and Sustainability InstituteUniversity of Exeter, Penryn Campus. 100 local year 10 students were invited to learn about the research being carried out at the institute, see the facilities and be involved in workshops to develop their knowledge and skills in Science, Geography and Art.

Images were required for supplying to local schools, being sent electronically to the media and for use in marketing and communications. Images were required in both portrait and landscape formats with the press images needing to be processed and uploaded to the cloud within 24 hours.

These are some of the images I provided.

Interior detail of Environment and Sustainability Institute

Cornwall futures workshop

Group of students from Truro School

Students make art from material from beaches

Boys producing artwork from beach rubbish

Students watch ESI's got talent

Visiting students and staff at the ESI, Penryn

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business or educational institution then send me an email or call me on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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360 degree product photography

I am now able to offer production of 360 degree product views. These can be rotated using the mouse or touch screen. Double clicking or clicking on the + button loads a high definition image of the product which can be panned. These are provided in a format ready to be integrated into your existing website. The interactive views require no software for the person viewing the site and are compatible with all major browsers. Flash is not used so they also work perfectly on iOS (iPhone and iPad).

If you are interested in having a 360 view of your product or products, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Excellence Awards 2014

This week I was commissioned to photograph the annual Excellence Awards at the University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. The event celebrates the achievement of pupils from Falmouth School, Helston Community School, Penryn College and Mullion School, and helps to encourage and support students from our local community to engage with, and aspire to, higher education.

The photographs will be used by the university for publicity and promotion as well as for a press release. I was asked to capture the students and their families, the performaces during the ceremony and organise group photographs of each school as well as a group shot of all award recipients. These are some of the images from the evening.

Balloons at the University of Exeter

Musicians and choir from Helston Community College

Award winners from Mullion School

Guitar duet performed by Falmouth Students

3 students from Falmouth School

Siblings at the excellence awards

If you are interested in commissioning this type of photography for your business or educational institution then send me an email or call me on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Small business package

It’s been bothering me for a while now that often the businesses that need a professional photographer the most are ironically the ones which can least afford it. Start-up businesses often ‘make do’ with whatever images they have and in doing so do not come across as the successful dynamic businesses they actually are.

To help overcome this, I am  now offering a small business/start-up package. My aim is to be able to produce the essential images for marketing. This includes the crucial business portrait, resized for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I will also capture you at work to help give your marketing materials that personal touch. In addition 2 more images of products and services are supplied. This could be done on location or taken away and photographed in the studio setting.

As with all my packages,the final high resolution images can be used by your business for any purpose, in any media, for an unlimited amount of time.

Initially, I’m offering this package at £150, which I believe offers fantastic value for money, improving all of your marketing materials.

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

On Friday, a special one-off musical performance was held, to raise money for the Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital. The organizer of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” wanted a lasting memory of the event and commissioned me to photograph at the final dress rehearsal at the Hotel Victoria, Newquay.

These are some of over 100 processed images I provided her with.

Men drinking during Oom-pah-pah

Jonathan Tucker's solo

"Easy Street" from Annie performed by Steph O'Connor and Tara.

Watching "tomorrow" form the musical Annie

Performing song from the musical Oliver

If you’re organising an event and could benefit from the publicity provided by professional photography or just want photographs to keep as a lasting memory send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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Photography to exact specified requirements

My first assignment of 2014 involved returning to Smiths Gore in Truro, one of the UK’s leading firms of rural chartered surveyors and property consultants.

The national company had commissioned corporate headshots recently but the local office need to add new staff as they are hired. This meant taking photographs to very specific specifications so they will match with the other headshots taken previously.

Through a combination of following these guidelines, studying the existing photographs and post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, I was able to ensure the new images would seamlessly integrate with the other headshots.

Corporate portraiture

In addition, I was asked to produce a photograph suitable for a press release to introduce the latest member of staff.

Handshake for new member of the team

If you are interested in commissioning David Edmonds Commercial Photography for your business headshots, portraits or professional press releases send me an email or call on 07979 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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