I have been working with product photography for well over 20 years, shooting a wide variety of clothing, home-ware, craft pieces, furniture, you name it! Here's an insight into my SIX STEP PROCESS; behind the scenes with a recent shoot for new Arizona based start-up Boardbreefs.com and their newly released range of active wear. (Read their story here on kickstarter )
Send your samples to my Home Counties studio, or if you are local either drop by or arrange for me to pick up. The Board Breef samples arrived from the USA by FeDex, good quality items, packed well. My first stage with all clothing is to hang them up, let folds fall out and get an idea of how the garments naturally drape. Followed by steaming to remove more stubborn creases.
For clothing, clients often request "ghost mannequin" shots, I have a selection of mannequins, male and female. I try them all to find the right look. For darker items, like the awesome Board Breef shorts above, a lint roller is a must. Removing dust, lint and threads at this stage saves tons of time when retouching in Photoshop later before making the final "ghost" images