This was one of two shots (this one being the more creative shot) I was really happy with from this shoot in Somerset, UK. These New Balance 910v4 trail running shoes needed to be shot out on location.
The imagery was to be used across the clients website and in print for their seasonal flyer.
I chose this location as it suited these shoes down to the ground (literally) local knowledge helps in so many circumstances like this, where public, open spaces are required. This shot proves that locations don’t have to take a huge part of your budget as this was free and based just a few minutes from the office.
I photographed this mid afternoon, the light was just what I had hoped for and took just over an hour to complete. I used natural light and a reflector on a stand just out of shot to the left, with the model being a member of staff. What a great way to keep photoshoot costs down.
This was a shot I’d always wanted to try, but knowing it was going to be super messy, one I avoided for a long time. I took the plunge and loved creating this.
Made from several different splashes, I photographed the shoe first – then wrapped it in cling film to prevent ruining the shoe and to keep the form of the splashes correct. I then progressed my way around the shoe building up the splash. Once I was happy, I tidied away the mess I had created and took all the images into photoshop.
Isolating each splash, and blending it with the next to build up a great looking splash! What do you think?
Wires, cocktail sticks and other small implements really are my best friend when in the studio photographing creative shoe and footwear photography. If you take one thing from this, invest in a reel of gardening wire and some cocktail sticks or wooden skewers.
The pull tabs are the key to this shot, which the shoes are simply wired through from above and lifted so the toes are still touching.
The shoes are laced and stuffed to make them look as good as possible, this makes such a difference to your final shot. The form of the shoe is so important to getting the right look, and this is so often overlooked in lots of shoe photography I see.
This wasn’t the final image I used for the customer email I was briefed – I mocked this up to show a bit of photoshop wizardry – with the intent to show that I can drop any colour you like in behind your product and keep the natural shadows of the original shot. Check the ‘Shares’ page from the main navigation to see the final image I used. (February 2018)
Supra Skytop shot for Walktall catalogue Spring 2015
A selection of images from the studio. All these images have been used to promote products on websites, email campaigns and in printed material.
Another pair of shoes…this time they’re additions to my ever growing shoe collection! New Balance 988 Mid.
This image was shot for a web banner promoting winter boots – the background was originally a wooden pallet, painted and sanded to create a few round areas of texture. The image was cropped to 1200 × 420 px, graphics and text were added to create the final image.
This image was created to promote a new colour of Converse. I created the set – which is actually upside down. The Converse shoe is hung between the ‘floorboards’ while the skirting board is stuck to the top of the white background. Once I was happy with the set and lighting, I carefully shot it so it would look like a natural angle – as the final image would need to be flipped 180 degrees, as shown.
These look like flip-flops right? Good. They started out as pixels on my screen when I was tasked with designing a new flip-flop for Walktall.co.uk. I’m pretty chuffed with how they turned out actually & with 1500 pairs in large sizes to sell, I’ll be heading out sometime soon to shoot some lifestyle imagery.
www.walktall.co.uk – Homepage shot
Shot for the upcoming Walktall catalogue – this will be used as a hero shot for Converse – it will be accompanied by the brand logo & colour swatches of the other colours we sell.
Asics Comutora – Black/White