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Photographing Packaging

At Bohm-Marrazzo Photography we work with all kinds of animals, from the typical dogs and cats to snakes, ferrets, you name it! The images on these packages for ferret products were photographed by us for Petsmart. For our own record we bought some of these products and photographed the montage of our work. However, Photographing packages to look great is not as simple as you’d think. Here are some tips for photographing packaging:

  1. Lighting is key. You want to use even, soft lighting to avoid glaring highlights or deep shadows. You want the surface of the package to be easily readable.
  2. Arrange the products in a simple and pleasing way. This grouping of products is arranged together by propping certain packages up on risers to allow the packages to be shown together in an interesting set up that also allows a clear view of the images and words on the packaging.
  3. Dimesion. Show the dimension of the products by angling them and accentuating shape so that the packages do not appear flat.
  4. It’s okay to cheat! Who ever said cheating is not allowed? Use what tricks you have up your sleeve to make the photograph look good. These packages were in a shiny plastic covering with the cardboard sleeve on the inside. The plastic was creating such a harsh glare that we removed the packaging cardboard image from the sleeve and taped it to the outside to cut down on glare. We also used little bits of tape here and there to hold the angles of the packages still. So go ahead, cheat!

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Your Pet Ought to be in Pictures!

Packaging photography can be a lot of fun when working with adorable furry models!

At the Cat Expo this past weekend Bohm-Marrazzo Photography had a booth with some of the packages we did the photography for and some

information on how you can get your pet into pictures.

Read on to find out more!

How to get your pet into advertising…

  1. Lights, Camera, Action! Take lots of photos of your pet so they get comfortable with the flash!
  2. Your four-legged friend should feel at home…everywhere. When your pet is young bring them out to mingle with other people and pets in various environments so they will feel comfortable in new places.
  3. It’s all about training. Your pet should be trained to sit and stay and hold a pose. Tricks and agility are always bonuses.
  4. Submit the best of the best. When sending in photos of your pet for casting opportunities make sure you send the best, well lit photographs because the better the photo the more likely they will make the cut.
  5. Ready for their close up? Keep your pet in shape and healthy to increase their chances of getting chosen for the job.
  6. Contact us! Send in your photos and information about your pet to casting@bohm-marrazzo.com if you think your pet has what it takes. If we think your pet is a future superstar we’ll contact you back!
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