Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Why Pro Photos?

Do you really dislike shooting your product? I know I've heard many complain that it's time to do product photos again.

Ever wondered if you should hire a photographer to do your product photography? Here are just a few reasons why you should hire a professional photographer. 

1. Your product is high quality with a price tag to match! Show your customers the quality of your product through quality photos. Blurry, poorly lit, and busy photos can really turn a customer away. 


2. You don't enjoy taking photographs anyways, right? 


3. Someone else photographing and editing your photos allows more time for you to create more product. And besides, creating is what you enjoy. 

 4. You create. Photographers photograph. 

5. Photographers have the equipment to make your product look amazing. From high quality cameras, to lighting, light filters, props, and editing, they've got what it takes! 

 If you are creating a product that can be reproduced easily, product photography can be a great added value to you! Crystal Gayle Photography now offers different levels of product photography to work with your budget and shop needs. 

Want to have a test run to see if a photographer is the way to go for you?  The first 10 people to convo me can send me 1 product that I'll photograph on a white or black background (you choose) with possibility of using one prop.  Shipping will be on your tab, but 3-5 photos will be FREE! But it's only for the first 10 to message me!!!!!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Product Photography

I think it's safe to say we won't have an entire year of winter.  The snow is almost gone, and it's been really warm! YEAH! (Although I kind miss the nice white snow as I'm seeing a lot of mud at my house these days).

I had the opportunity to work with some lovely shops on Etsy and photograph some of their product.  I want to share a few of their items with you as well as what they had to say about their photo experience!

Meet Angel from Symbolic Imports!  Lovely shop I've always admired!
Sugar Scrub Cubes - Sea Breeze - 8 oz. Jar - Made with Natural Shea Butter
Angel says:
"Crystal definitely met and exceeded my goals with this!! These product photography shots are gorgeous, they are so crisp, clear and fresh. I'm sure these photos will boost my views, traffic and possibly sales. You will not go wrong with letting Crystal photograph your products, she is very proficient & reliable. Thanks so much Crystal"
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Perfume Oil - Roll On Perfume Gift - For her - Under 10

Dana from Cereus Art is a beautiful shop for your beach home decor and wedding decor needs!
 Beach Decor - Starfish Night Light with Pearl Abalone Shell Embellishment
Dana says:
"Crystal is a pleasure to work with. She is helpful, always quick to get back to me, and offers great suggestions. My items can be a bit difficult to photograph, but the photos came out amazing. She is very talented and her love for photography is clearly evident. Her prices are very reasonable and her attention to detail made me a very happy camper! Crystal far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend her without hesitation."
Beach Decor -  Large White Shell Mirror and  Picture Frame

Cindy from Wire Haven has very unique wire wrapped jewelry.

Cindy says:
"Crystal was great to work with. I am very new to the web business and really new to photography. I don't even take family photos or photos of friends. Even though I haven't gotten my pictures back, at this point in time, I have seen them on her website and love the way they are pictured. I look forward to these professional photos helping me increase my sales. Chrystal has also given me advice for my own pictures, and even though I am still a long way from being a professional, her advice has helped increase my traffic."

 Libbi from Mt Baldy Glassworks creates beautiful glass items as well as jewelry.

For a limited time only, I'm offering 25% off my product photography services at this LINK only. Please email before purchasing link if you have ANY questions.  I am in Canada and so shipping back and forth can be a bit costly.
Use coupon code PFT25 at checkout. Limited listings will be posted at this price!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

I'd Love This!

I got an email saying that SnapKnot was giving away a camera!

Not just any camera...your choice of a Canon 5D Mark III or a Nikon D800!!!
I've entered (and would LOVE TO WIN THE NIKON D800) and here's a chance for you to enter to win as well!   
Click here to enter to win! If you enter, it gives me an extra chance at winning! And did you know...if you don't want your winnings, I would find someone very quickly that would take your prize off your hands ;)
 Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway!

Prizes include:
(1) One Grand Prize: Winner's choice of either a Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III (BODY ONLY).
(1) One First Prize: Free download of Arcsoft's Portrait + retouching software.
(1) One Second Prize: 1 Year of Mosaic Complete unlimited photo storage for Lightroom