Category Archives: photography

Product Storytelling through Lifestyle Photography

Showing your customer the product you’re selling is crucial to any online retailer’s success. Customers may know exactly what the product they want to purchase looks like, but if there is no photo available your customer may second-guess their decision. Or, they may leave your website altogether out of mistrust.

Photos act as brand ambassadors. donut

As an integral part of e-commerce, product photography is no longer just an image of a product with a white background. Sure, many online retailers require the main product image to have a white background, but it’s the additional lifestyle images that create a connection between your customer and your product. Lifestyle photography tells a story by capturing products or people in an artistic way within a setting.
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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 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:

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

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

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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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

Turn Products to Turn a Profit

360 degree photography is 36 to 360 images compiled into one interactive file that allows your customer to virtually “spin” your product as if they’re physically turning it in their hand.  When shopping online, your customers cannot touch your products.  360 degree photography (or spins) engages your customer with your product and provides an experience that cannot be conveyed in a single photograph.  Providing spinning products on your e-commerce site is the closest thing to a customer walking into your brick and mortar retail location! Continue reading