Beauty Product Photography is what we specialise in

Shutters Studio started at the deep end, with a large commission from Max Factor in early 1980’s and have stayed mixed up in the cosmetic world ever since.

Beauty products are an exciting and demanding field for a photographer. Packaging design constantly evolves, materials used are often highly glossy, shiny or iridescent which makes lighting them a challenge. There is a thrill of working with creative concepts and executing them, getting messy as we throw liquids, smash and melt makeup, build a beach or make it snow. But most of out work is the clean cut, premium ‘hero’ shot. Product featured on a white background, with reflection or a touch of shadow, looking its best. Widest commercial use, easy to pair up with others, include in editorials. Called ‘packshot’ although it’s yet to make it into dictionaries. Continuity of photography style and quality is an essential factor for clients who develop their products gradually and update their image libraries over time. We ensure that however much time passed between shots, they are consistent and look a part of one family.

The turnaround for packshots can be as little as 3 hours from receipt of product. This includes post production and often very little notice is needed. Even if there is no great hurry we aim to have a job of up to 10 items completed within 24 hours. Different rules apply to creative assignments of course, as it all depends on client’s requirements but that also is always as instant as possible. Just drop us an email with your requirements and ideas and we will get back to you immediately with timescale and pricing options.