Throughout 2017, I have been collaborating in partnership with two large brands - PowerTraveller, of which I am an ambassador, who manufacture portable chargers and power solutions, and LifeSystems, who create outdoor survival gear. Whilst keeping in constant contact with representatives of both clients, I shot and edited hundreds of images for use on their websites and social media channels.
If you're looking for product photography, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting brands and products to work with.
PowerTraveller sent me three of their products to photograph whilst I was sailing out in Greece - a solar panel (superb in the Mediterranean sun, although perhaps less so in the Scottish summer), a small power bank for it, and a larger portable charger.
PowerTraveller were the first brand I wrote to whilst I was seeking collaboration, and the first to say "Yes, we'll do it!".
This was a collaboration and a partnership, as opposed to an advertisement, but I would genuinely recommend this company's equipment. They're very easy to use, and the bang up-to-date USB-C ports mean I can charge my MacBook Pro from the larger portable charger, something that has been incredibly useful on a number of occasions.
The opportunity PowerTraveller gave me really got me started in the world of product photography, and the low-stress nature of the job was perfect for experimenting with ideas and concepts without the pressure of worrying about studio time! (And let's face it, as locations go, a 50 foot yacht isn't bad...)
Since my first shoot with PowerTraveller, I am proud to now be called one of their ambassadors, and I'm looking forward to working with them again in the near future!
I have been using LifeSystems kit for several years, most notably during the month I spent trekking in the Norwegian wilderness during of summer 2015 - the month I began to take photography more seriously (the Norwegian landscape has that affect, it turns out).
At that time, all our first aid supplies were LifeSystems, as well as several other essential pieces of the equipment we carried with us. I couldn't have imagined that less than two years later, I would be part of an active collaboration with the company.
Most of the photographs below were taken in the west of Scotland.