The Problem With Real Lifestyle Photography
Here's the problem with lifestyle photography: the photos are very, very expensive to create at a professional level. This is why we don't offer real lifestyle photography.
If you're an Amazon Seller, then spending $1000s just doesn't make sense and neither does having a low quality photo that will bring down your brand. That's why compositing your products into lifestyle stock photos is a great alternative.
Learn about the process and follow the steps below to order lifestyle composite photography with POW!
Photoshop Compositing Method
To make a composite look great, it's best to start with the scene (stock photo). We will examine the stock photo environment and match that style of lighting and angle when we actually photograph the product. If you don't match the lighting and angles properly, the product will look out of place in the scene.
To do this technique properly, you need a photographer that knows how to evaluate and match lighting and a retoucher that can realistically blend the product into the scene. Luckily, we have both of those talents here at POW!
Stock photo you want your product in:
We'll photograph the product so that it matches the stock scene:
We Photoshop it all together:
Take a look at our Lifestyle Stock Photography Composites portfolio for more examples of our work.
How To Order A Composite Photo
Step 1: Pre-Visualize & Plan Composite
Imagine the scene that you want. Try and find a photo that will allow us to Photoshop the product into the scene realistically.
Photo 1: Start With Your Product
Provide us with an image or listing of the product so we know what we're working with.
Photo 2: Pick Out The Lifestyle Image
This is the scene in which you would like us to Photoshop the product image into. Try to imagine where the product would be positioned in the stock photo. If you want a hand holding a product, it is difficult to Photoshop another product out of a hand. Having a product resting on a table is the best option.
List of recommended stock photo sites to find photos:
Step 2: Send Us Your Images For Review
- Email us a link to the stock image and example of the product to email@example.com. Do not purchase the stock image yourself. The image you selected may not work, and the cost of the stock photo is included in the price of the final composite.
- Write out any details that are important to the image, like if you want to show the back of the product instead of the front, or anything we wouldn't normally know.
- If we can do it, we'll get back to you with an answer asap.
Send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: If Everything Is Good, We'll Send You An Invoice
Stock Composites are billed at $150 per image. This includes:
- A product photo to match the lighting and angle in the stock image
- The stock image
- Retouching costs
We'll send you an electronic invoice for the project. If you requested other standard images, we will include those images in the estimate as well. You'll simply click the link and check out online. After that, it will be a standard POW Ordering Process!
Step 4: Once Paid, Just Follow The Standard Process
We've got this down to a science. After you place your order just follow the step by step emails and send us your products. We'll turn it around in 9 business days.
That’s it. At the end you'll have a great lifestyle image at a fraction of the price.
Email us at email@example.com to get started.