Before the Alert Level-4 shutdown Tim Salix moved all of his photographic equipment to his house where he has setup a fully functioning photography studio. He is able to fulfill product photography requirements for businesses that need to increase their online sales and can arrange delivery of goods to his central Auckland location.
Some products may be able to take advantage of Tim’s expertise that shows each image having a white background as photographed in-camera. This saves on the time consuming and costly method of cutting-out each item in Photoshop.
In regards to government issued COVID-19 Alert Level-2 guidelines the preference is to still have items delivered to his home address. With the exception been for bulky/heavy products where it is more practical to setup the studio lighting equipment at a business location.
This website highlights Tim Salix’s vast product photography portfolio and is testament that he can photograph any object.
Specialising in product photography with 14 years worth of experience, Tim Salix has the proficiency in techniques to photograph any conceivably sized object. No matter the shape, type of finish, material construction or what the colour saturation is. As a skilled photographer he has the ability to problem solve during a photo shoot as many challenges will arise when different products are presented.
Tim knows that it is preferable to resolve issues before you press the shutter, rather than falling back to the post-production retouching option. As the latter could potentially cost the client extra and that the finished result is often undesirable as items can sometimes appear to have an excessively ‘Photoshopped look’.
Tim Salix has an extensive investment in lenses, a pro-grade camera and studio lighting equipment to ensure that every photography shoot results in calibre images. His tour de force is a Leica lens hand-built in Germany, that with a focal range of 24-90mm is able to photograph large/group of products through to small items. The colours from Leica glass are legendary. When fine detail is needed to be captured he will use, via an adapter, a Nikon 85mm tilt/shift macro lens and he can replicate, if required, in either a 1:2 or 1:1 reproduction ratio.
full-frame mirrorless camera benefits
Unique to Lumix full-frame mirrorless cameras is a feature called Sheer Overlay. A photo of particular product can be taken and then displayed on the back screen at reduced opacity. Then each subsequent product that is the same can be lined up precisely with the first image ensuring consistency for web and printed design work.
A second advantage of his camera is a feature called Focus Stacking, which increases the depth-of-field in the photo. This is of particular importance when photographing products at an angle and closeup as there is always one main focal point where the focus is the sharpest. The camera has the ability to take several images at various focal points across the object and merge them into one final photo that has sharp focus front to back.