Food | Product | Location | Reportage | Creative | Retouching
Images to enhance your brand message.
childsdesign and digital photography go hand-in-hand. We have been producing images for clients for a very long time.
We have the experience of producing professional photography for brochures, mail order catalogues, websites and all manner of printed materials. The images we’ve taken cover everything from clothing too outdoor gear, jewellery to kitchen and homeware.
Images are produced, sometimes in the thousands, sometimes a single complex shot. The photography is produced, almost always, to tight budgets and timescales. Our production skills in this arena are second to none.
We especially love photographing food and really enjoy location reportage style shoots. We’re also equally at home in the studio photographing pack shots, products and people; we’ll even build sets if you need one.
With our in-depth knowledge of retouching we can manipulate and transform to give you the best colour matches, creative images and more.
You need photography that sells your product (especially online) and that’s the only type of product photography that we produce.
Whether you need a single item for your brochure or 10,000+ shots a year for your catalogue or e-commerce website, childsdesign has the experience and know-how to supply you with images that not only look good, but are ready for use in print and online for your website, marketing and newsletters.
Location photography doesn’t just mean that we’ll come to your office and take a picture of you; it opens up a vast number of options.
You may have an event for which you would like images to use for promotional purposes; a service that takes place at your customer’s office or other place of work such as a building site or factory; or perhaps your products are not easily transportable and require shooting in your warehouse. childsdesign can work with you to get the right images for your business.
Reportage photography from childsdesign captures the story of your business – such as your attendance at an event or using your own products or services.
Much of our reportage photography is in or around the workplace, taking fly-on-the-wall images of people at work, unscripted shots of you or your staff at work.
It’s a great way to express yourself and capture your passion and enthusiasm for what you do. It makes you more accessible and approachable to your customers and softens the edges of stuffy business.
Creative photography could be anything other than a standard image. The one thing it always has to be though, creative or otherwise, is commercial.
There are lots of ways to look at a creative image solution. You could look at strange camera angles, coloured filters or effects, or you could think more creatively about the shot itself.
Not all board or staff shots have to be taken to make your business look like a conventional bank. If you’re in a fun business, why not make it look like you’re in a fun business – add some props or products, dress slightly differently. You can still look professional and appeal to your customers.
Retouching is an art form in itself. If it’s not done correctly and to a high standard, it will devalue the quality of your images rather than enhance them.
childsdesign’s experience has come from many years retouching within the film and music industry (it’s pretty standard to be able to move a head from one image and put it into another) and working with photographers, retouching within the fashion and jewellery sector, among others. Add this to high-end retouching in a reprographic environment, and we’ve worked on just about any kind of images that you could possibly think of.
Photography Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
What exactly does a photography agency do?
There is no fixed definition of a photography agency, they all do something a little differently to one another. At childsdesign we not only take digital photographic images, we also carry our any retouching in-house, we can art direct a photographic shoot and, as part of the create process, can come up with the ideas of what your images should look like to compliment and enhance your overall branding.
Do you charge per shot or day and half-day rates?
That depends really on what work needs to be done.
In some cases a ‘per shot’ pricing can be more cost effective than a half-day rate.
Generally our photographic services come into a day and half-day pricing structure.
There may also be expenses to concider for your photography such as travel, props, and depending on what’s required, preparation or an assistant.
What kinds of products can you photograph?
We can photography just about any size of product.
The most cost effective in our studio are desktop items no bigger than around 2 feet square.
If you have a lot of product to shoot it can sometimes be more cost effective to come to you, it saves on transportation in both directions and, if fragile, reduces the chance of breakages in transporting.
We’ve photographed just about everything from toys to stationery, jewellery to computer, tech and electrical goods, clothing to food.
Can you come to my offices to photograph our staff?
We can. We have photographed many members-of-staff over the years.
I'm looking for something a bit more creative rather than head-shots, can you help?
To be truthful, we prefer more creative work over stuffy dated head-shots.
Reportage style images that capture the real feeling of your business and work space with relaxed emplyees at work generally give a better insight into your business.
I need image for the internet with white backgrounds and a specific size, is this something you can do?
It’s something we’ve done in huge numbers over the years, in fact, hundreds-of-thousands of images of all types of products, all cutout and optimised to your websites specification ready to upload.
I need really good food shots for my packaging, do you photograph food?
It’s something we really enjoy working on. We photograph food as naturally as possible (we want to try it after the shoot) so no fake ice-cream or glass for ice! We’ve even done plenty of macro photography to really see what’s what.
What about retouching?
We’ve been retouching since photoshop first came along in 1990.
Be it removal of object, adding objects, colour changes, straighening, bending, replacing heads, we’ve done it all.
Talk to us about your next project
Use the form on this page, email or call us to set up an appointment to discuss your next project.
We’re based in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire and are happy to visit you to discuss your requirements if you are based locally to us.
If further afield, that’s not a problem. We can arrange a phone or online call to see if we can help you. This enables us to gather enough information from you to give an initial quote. If you are happy with our quote and would like to engage us to work with you, then we can arrange to meet if necessary and discuss further.