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Rimmel Lipstick product photography sample by Joe Lenton

Advertising photography has to be eye-catching. Its job is to get people to stop and look. These aren’t the type of shots you would tend to use for listing online products in your shop. That would be more likely to be something like packshot photography. Advertising images are those that you would find in pride of place on your homepage or other key pages. They are the kind of shots that you would put in a magazine or on a roadside advertising board. A professional advertising photographer must find creative ways of expressing your brand that are going to get the right people to notice and engage. Sometimes this might mean using some form of special effect, if that is appropriate to the product.

Cosmetics Advertising Photography - Rimmel Red Lipstick Splash

The role of advertising photography is to raise awareness and help generate sales. It is an opportunity to tell the story of a brand in a creative way. Vital to its success is the ability to communicate with the target audience. So, effects shouldn’t be used for the sake of it. Every aspect of the image should be well thought out and contribute to the message.

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As a winner of over 60 international photography awards, I have a good grasp of what makes a striking image. From colour associations to special effects and product placement I work hard on creating an effective composition. All advertising photography also has to be edited to the highest standards as well of course. Photoshop retouching is carried out in house so that from start to finish you are working with me from initial idea to the final image.

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Red Square Vodka & Lemon can in Fizz - creative advertising photography

Don’t risk your brand’s success with cheap, ineffective images. Find out how a professional advertising photographer can help your products become more widely known and sought after. Whether you need photos for printed media, your website or other online presence, I can provide you with advertising assets to be proud of.

All images © Joe Lenton – not to be used without permission. All rights reserved

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