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Shutterstock & SKUpics Studios

Our images will make your social media and blog creative stand out amongst the rest. SKUpics Studios has you covered with new stock imagery available on Shutterstock.com. We’re in the process of uploading our images to Shutterstock for you to preview and purchase. You’ll find a large assortment of images-everything from stacked, vintage suitcases to beverages at the beach!   Please visit our Shutterstock portfolio here:
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We’re constantly adding to this portfolio, so please check back often for new images!  If you don’t see a specific image that aligns with your digital marketing, please feel free to contact us at contact@skupics.com.
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Making a Splash

Our clients challenge us to create unique images that they’ve never seen so that their product listing stands out on websites like Amazon.  And, as a creative photography studio, we thrive on these challenges!

Recently, a client asked us to deliver “something different” for images of bath bombs. The SKUpics team of photographers immediately started testing new concepts.  Since bath bombs don’t exactly go back to their original form after being placed in water, we used a baseball to master the timing of the splash.  While we were satisfied with using the continuous setting on our camera, we weren’t thrilled.  And, we never settle for just being “satisfied.”

So, we wired a light and sound activated trigger to the DSLR camera. The splash triggered the camera, however, it proved to be too sensitive for our large studio and picked up everything from the footsteps of someone walking across the floor to the air conditioning kicking on!

Next, we borrowed a laser pointer from a photographer’s cat.  By passing the laser at just the right point above the water line to the light activated the trigger, we caught the baseball (and, later bath bomb) at the moment it entered the water.  Bingo!

Thrilled with the result using the laser pointer, we captured bath bombs creating the royal “crown” shaped splash as they entered the water along with multiple images of the chemical reaction “fizz” that makes bath bombs so unique.  

Are you ready to make waves (or a splash) with your product images to stand out amongst your competition?  

We’d love to partner with you to create unique images of your product for your e-commerce websites and social media. Contact us at contact@skupics.com.

On-Location Photoshoots

The SKupics Studios photography team can photograph just about everywhere. Photography gear isn’t perishable, so if packing up our equipment and traveling to a grocer or restaurant is the only solution to capturing images then we’re happy to do it. The limitations in the shipping of perishables is cost-prohibitive when we’re talking about thousands of products.  Really, shipping any product when we’re talking about a large number of products can be cost-prohibitive.

As a result, we travel to you.  We’ve found room to set up our photography equipment in behind-the-scenes stockrooms and kitchens across the country.  We’ve also been involved in shoots during normal operating hours at visitor centers and retail stores.  Whether we’re shooting around stockers or customers, we’ll always get the images you need.  
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Maximize Budgets with 360° Spin Sets

Social media managers and marketers are always looking for more content and visual assets.  The 360° spin sets that SKUpics Studios creates can be used in multiple file formats on a variety of platforms.  Essentially, these 360° spin sets provide more bang for your buck!

Before we go on, let’s address the elephant in the room.  What is a 360° spin set and how do I use it?  

A 360° spin set is 36 individual photos that are stitched together to create a single animated file.  Spin sets are loaded into a rich media viewer so that you can see the moving animation on a website. These rich media viewers allow the customer to control their own experience by manually spinning, stopping and zooming in on your product. Typically, these spin sets are shown through an HTML5 viewer so that they work properly on smartphones and tablets.

SKUpics Studios delivers 36 still images that can be deployed on your website by a multitude of solutions that can host and manage your spin sets.  Some of these solutions act as plugins for your ecommerce website. A few solutions to use 360° spin sets on your website are: Continue reading

Knolling Photography

Knolling is a process of arranging objects so they are at 90 degree angles from each other and there are even, parallel lines present.  Then, photographing said objects from above.  This kind of photography organization is very popular on social media, especially on Instagram.  Another name of knolling is “lay-flat” photography.
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Imaging for Amazon Sellers

Over 60% of our clients sell their products on Amazon! Amazon allows up to 8 images per listing. While the typical on-white evenly lit images are a must, it’s the lifestyle images that are a direct result of better conversion rates and a higher overall seller rating.  It’s quite simple: better images equal higher ratings, which in turn places your product on pages where they’ll be found first by customers!

SKUpics Studios product photography stands out in a marketplace like Amazon. The SKUpics Studios photography studios are set up to provide both your main, on-white image and your lifestyle images.  We can even provide hand models!  We have two living room studio set spaces that are ideal for larger products and a countertop with a tiled backsplash that is perfect for kitchen-related products. Continue reading