Granted, camera phones have come a long way in the last few years and can take great images. However, it’s not just the camera, it’s the person behind the camera that can make all the difference.
I remember in the 90’s, when desktop publishing really gained popularity, it seemed like everyone felt they were graphic designers. In the age of digital cameras and camera phones, everyone became photographers. Not to say that camera phone images can’t be great, because I’ve seen some really great ones taken by non-professionals. However, the right image will draw someone in to look at and want to buy your product, and a professional photographer will know and understand how to do that. A professional photographer understands composition, lighting, shadows, how to retouch and color correct, and how to utilize their tools.
If you want your product images to have the best chance of selling your products, and your consumers to say “Ooooo, I want that!”, a professional photographer is the way to go. Quality photos will set you aside from your competitors and help get your products noticed.
If you’d like to see examples of my commercial photographs you can view them in my Photography section.
You can also go to these store links and see how my photography was used in online stores:
Kris Art Glass.com – My glass art store, where you can purchase some of my stained glass art.
Bavarian Nut Company – A client which I photographed their products to be used on their site.