work for a software company based in the United States and the United Kingdom and am looking for a photographer to capture product photos for a number of product categories for our retailer clients in India. This will be an ongoing project, initially for products in the health and beauty category, and we are looking to form an ongoing relationship with the right photographic studio.
We require someone to capture all 6 sides and to measure the products to record dimensions. We would provide a list of products for capture, and guidelines for image requirements. We need the images for our retail software where they will be placed together to create a representation of a shelf of products, so it is essential that each image looks as if it is from the same shoot, even if they are shot on different days of in different locations.
The products will either be shipped to your studios or we would require you to visit a location to shoot the products. This location could be our client’s office or it could be a supermarket. If it is a supermarket, you may be asked to capture images in a back office or warehouse so flexibility on site is essential.
The customer is confirming their requirement so may only require front and merchandisable sides (sides which will could be displayed to the customer on the shelf, like the tops of cereal boxes when they are laid on top of the boxes). However, our enclosed document shows the imaging standard for our 3D model creation projects. We will confirm the requirements for each items.
Once the images have been taken, we would expect them to be uploaded to us where we will perform some editing and removal of the background to create a transparency layer. If you could provide this editing service too, we would be interested in this.
We also need data captured for each product in a spreadsheet. We require the UPC, product description, height, width and depth for each item captured. You would also need to provide this service.
Our client envisages that we will be doing multiple shoots throughout the year as new products come online, so after the in initial capture project, there would be additional work later in the year. This is an ongoing project, so it may continue indefinitely. If the service is successful, we may wish to extend our service to other global manufacturer and retailer clients in your region, which will hopefully lead to more business for you in addition to this account.