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  • Writer's pictureDan Burman

Demystifying Studio Product Photography Prices: What costs to Expect


When it comes to creating stunning visuals for your brand, high quality studio product photography is an essential ingredient. However, understanding studio photography rates can often feel like navigating a maze. In this blog post, we'll break down the key factors that influence studio photography rates and provide you with a comprehensive guide on what to expect when booking a studio photographer. Below are some key factors that affect the price of product photography.

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What type of Product Photography are you after?

The first thing to establish is what type of product imagery you need to create. Packshots are very simple images shot against a white background. Product lifestyle photography would show the product in its natural environment, with a model, or both. Creative product photography might involve a concept relating to the styling, lighting, props, etc, which would also tie in to photomanipulations, which involve editing the image in a creative, conceptual way. Prices for product photography vary depending which of these options is best for your shoot.

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Photographer's Experience and Skill

The photographer's experience and skill level are perhaps the most significant factors influencing studio photography rates. Highly experienced photographers with a strong portfolio and a track record of producing exceptional results will typically charge more for their services. They bring not only technical expertise but also a creative vision that can elevate your photos.

Experienced photographers may offer higher rates, but they will deliver better photos and the results will yield a higher return on your investment. Our Future Proof Team have many years of experience under their belts, across thousands of shoots.

Studio Equipment, props, styling and models.

Having a large selection of props, etc to complement your shoot will also affect the price. We can offer you a complete in house package, with our huge selection of props, backgrounds, and in house models available. We also regularly work with external models, and hair and make up artists. After the shoot we can offer retouching and infographics as extra services.

Number of Final Edits and Deliverables

The number of photos needed for your product line will also affect the cost of product photography. See our other blog post A Simple Guide to Setups for more information on how to plan your shoot and what constitutes a setup.

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Image Licensing and Usage

Different photographers will offer different licensing options for the use of your images. If you plan to use the photographs for commercial purposes or reproduction, you'll likely need to pay more for extended licensing rights.

An overview of our pricing

Every job is different and as a result we offer bespoke pricing to our clients, however our basic general photography rates are as follows:

Half day £350-£450, depending on complexity and usage.

Full day £600-£800, depending on complexity and usage.

We also offer a reduced price subscription service for regular shoots, checkout or subscription photography service page for details.

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Our rates for packshot photography work slightly differently, being based on the number of images:

Essential Package

1 to 2 products per shoot - £500 each

3 to 5 products per shoot - £400 each

5 to 10 products per shoot - £300 each

Per product you will receive -

- 3 white background

- 3 infographics / Artwork content creation

- 3 lifestyle images

- 6 close up

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Complete Package

1 to 2 products per shoot - £1000 each

3 to 5 products per shoot - £800 each

5 to 10 products per shoot - £600 each

Per product you will receive -

- 3 white background

- 3 infographics / Artwork content creation

- 3 lifestyle images including inhouse model

- 6 close up

- 1 ecom video

- 1 social media video

- 1 moving gifs

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CUSTOM Package

Tailor made to your content needs - from £250


Studio photography rates can vary widely based on several factors, including the photographer's experience, studio location, equipment, session duration, and additional services. To ensure a successful collaboration and a clear understanding of costs, it's crucial to discuss your project's specifics with your chosen photographer and request a detailed quote.

Remember that while budget considerations are important, quality should not be compromised. Investing in a skilled studio photographer can make a significant difference in the final outcome of your photographs, making it a worthwhile expenditure for presenting your brand in the best light possible.

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If you like what you have read and would like us to send you a quote then please get in touch today with the details of your shoot.

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