FAQ

How do I get started?
Simple. Pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll get to know you a bit and answer any questions you may have.

How much does product photography cost?
There are many variables in any project; the cost of your product photography will depend on the particulars of the assignment. With some simple information, we utilize our pricing guidelines to give you a general idea of what your project will cost. Give us a call to receive a free price quote.

Why hire a professional product photographer?
Visit your favorite brand’s website, or peruse its catalog. Chances are, you will find an abundance of professional product photography. If you do happen to come across an image that was not shot by a professional, the photograph will most likely stand out, not for its excellence. Polished product photography is a pertinent factor in reaching a product’s full sales potential. If it weren’t such an important detail, most businesses would save their money and snap some pictures with an automatic point-and-shoot camera.

Before you decide against hiring a professional, consider this: our consumer world is driven by visual communication; people respond psychologically and emotionally to imagery. A professional product photograph is far more than just a pretty picture of a consumable item; this kind of photograph is truly focused on speaking to your product’s market. Hiring a qualified professional photographer is the first step to successfully selling your product.

How long does the process take?
Again, every assignment differs from the next. Along with a price quote, we can provide you with a general idea of how quickly we will be able to turnaround your product photography. Regardless of any project’s specifications, Philip Burnett Photography always provides as prompt a turnaround as possible. Your satisfaction in working with us is fundamental to our business model, and we will do everything in our power to complete your project in a swift manner without ever compromising the quality of our work.

What type of products do you shoot?
We are experienced in shooting an extensive variety of products, both large and small, pretty and not so pretty, and in our studio and on location. We have shot everything from diamond necklaces and alcohol, to metal blocks and a cardboard box, to cars, motorcycles, trailers, blue jeans, dresses, chocolate, coffee, glass, wood, and electronics. Our portfolio includes a wide range of photography, consisting of accessories, shoes, jewelry, apparel, food, and general product photography. Name the product. We’ll shoot it. Unsure whether or not your product fits with our style or skill set? Give us a call.

What kind of background will you use?
In discussing your project with you, we will determine together the most suitable background for your product photography. Ultimately, the decision is yours. We have several colors of backdrops available in our photo studio, as well as a seamless product table and white seamless studio walls (for larger products). For product photography that will be utilized on your website, you may want us to take your images through the “knockout” process. This post-production process achieves a completely clean, white (or another color of your choice) background. To read more about this process, visit our post-production page.

Why use tabletop product photography?
Tabletop product photography refers to a typically simplistic approach and often consists of a basic product shot, set on a plain background. This sort of photography is one of our most efficient as well as affordable options and is ideal for large quantity product lines. Those of our clients who are working with a tight budget but need hundreds of images (for example, to fill an entire online catalog) may find that tabletop photography is the most appropriate option. For further details or a price quote, give us a call.

Why use on-model product photography?
Working with models is one of our photo studio’s specialties. Many of our clients who are seeking clothing or accessory photography prefer the appearance and effect of on-model images. This type of photography is effective in displaying size, proportion, and fit of wearable products. Call our studio to find out more about on-model product photography.

Will you do post-production work on our photographs?
Post-production refers to any artistic enhancements, modifications, or corrections performed after the initial photograph is shot in-camera. Beyond shooting product photography, this is one of our most prominent capabilities. For more information and samples of our work, visit our post-production page.

How will our images be delivered?
Philip Burnett Photography provides finished product photographs in several formats. Depending on the multitude of the project, our studio will most often send you a link to an online image gallery, via FTP upload. We will typically provide images in the format of high-resolution JPEGs, but we can also provide TIFF files by request. In addition to these online files, CDs are also available for purchase.

What resolution will the files be, and how large can I print the images?
We can provide your product photographs in any resolution. Most commonly your images will be optimized for print at 300 dpi, or for web at 72 ppi. Our photo studio utilizes the latest photographic technologies. Your photographs can be printed at billboard size, or even larger.

Can I print or publish the images?
Philip Burnett Photography owns all copyrights on our images. When you hire our team to shoot your product photography, a portion of what you will pay for is a license to use the images in your brochure, website, marketing and advertising material, etc. Our usage policies are typically very generous. Usage costs will vary depending on the specifics of the usage.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, check, or card as payment for photographic or creative services. Secure credit card payment is available through our PayPal account. PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

We are located outside of Portland. Can you provide services to us?
Our team will gladly accommodate those of our clients who are located outside of the Portland area. You may ship your products directly to our Portland, Oregon photo studio. We are also available to shoot on location throughout Oregon, Washington, and California, as well as nationally and worldwide. Please call for further details.

503.288.9507
3605 NE 50th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97213