Photography

Jewellery Photography

Diamond dangly pair of earrings

A lot of Jewellery is pretty small, particularly rings and earrings so in comparison to photographing people, tractors or cheesecakes for example, jewellery photography can be particularly fiddly. Many of us will walk into a jewellery shop and buy what we like the look of without a second thought. But with the ever increasing percentage of buyers choosing to make purchases online, product photography is more important than ever. Depicting your jewels in a flattering yet accurate light can be a challenge when working with such small, delicate objects, but for us, with years of experience in this field it’s… Read more »

SealSkinz Timelapse Video

Time lapse video of the Sealskinz stand being built.

This Timelapse video was shot in our studio earlier in the year. It is a pre-build of an exhibition stand which we designed and installed at ISPO in Munich for King’s Lynn manufacturer and esteemed GGS client SealSkinz. SealSkinz specialise in the development and manufacture of endurance accessories. The exhibition stand signified a new era for SealSkinz, it was the first appearance of their new branding at a show and we were only able to release our video after their branding had been revealed on their website after the show. The video was shot over 14 hours during the breakdown… Read more »

GGS Photography – Blast from the Past

Brewery shots from our photography archive

We received an email from a Sarah at Bier & Co, a drinks wholesaler in the Netherlands, earlier this week regarding a photograph of an unknown brewery. It was discovered in an old filing cabinet, but had been there for so long nobody knew what it was or indeed why it was there. The only clue as to its real identity came from the GGS photography reference number inscribed on the bottom. It didn’t take us very long to identify Sarah’s image. Once we had looked up the reference number we were able to tell her that the mysterious brewery… Read more »

What goes around comes around…

GGS ProSpin Example of Iron

Bring your products to life in amazing clarity, with all-round 360º vision and control. Your customers can navigate their way around each product, stopping and enlarging areas of interest, whilst being presented with hot-spot features along the way. It’s almost like seeing a product for real!

Taking photographs through glass

High angle shot of nerdy man with glasses and suit

The brain is a clever thing and can ignore reflections when you are focusing on something through glass. Find out how to eliminate reflections when taking photographs through glass.

Using backgrounds for photography

Wooden table and chairs professional furniture photography

Whatever sort of product you are photographing, there is always a decision to make regarding the background. A simple product may be wanted as a cut-out, so it can be used in all sorts of situations – on any colour, overlaid on another picture or just floating in space. This gives flexibility in use, but doesn’t add any ambience or sense of scale to the item.

Food Photography Tips

Professional food photography banner

To achieve top food photography there are more factors to consider than may be realised. But firstly, we need to know just how the shots will be used, as this affects the approach in many ways. For shots to be used on packaging the image will need to complement the pack design and fit the allocated space exactly and it needs to be decided if a background, such as a table setting, is wanted or if the product is on a plate cut out to sit on the background design. If it is for more editorial use such as magazine… Read more »

Professional photography of pipe art!

Industrial photography example

‘Pipes as a work of Art’ sounds a bit weird but that’s what we were doing last week. Our client builds massive equipment for use in offshore rigs and they wanted to show off the high quality of their work with some equally high quality professional photography in Norwich. Part of the equipment is made from hundreds of stainless steel pipes that are formed in to shapes and assembled in a concentrated array. Just looking at this makes your mind boggle at the exquisite work and painstaking attention to detail. But how to show this off with out all the… Read more »

Getting the best lighting for your photographs.

Blue throttle component on red background

As professional photographers, we know that how you use lighting is the single most important factor in creating exceptional images. It may seem obvious but determining the best lighting depends what the subject is, how large it is, where it’s situated and what effect you want to achieve. So what kind of effect to do you want to create?   Your subject could be a small item with an important feature to show therefore you would need to use a small, sharp light from an acute angle, to glance across the surface and show up texture. If your subject has… Read more »

Tips for photographing your products!

Professional colourful product photography

At GGS, we believe that using highly professional images is a key factor when it comes to selling products. A company website or brochure is also a “shop window” therefore poor quality photographs will not benefit a business and potential customers will buy elsewhere. We’ve been providing a creative, commercial photography service for over 37 years now and some would say we’re experts in our field! All of our professional photographers are Associate members of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and always work to the very highest standards. Our on-site facilities include a large, drive-in studio with infinity… Read more »