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    imaging for enterprise

    Professional commercial photography

    About

    Better images sell more product.

    Amazing images

    No bullshit


    Pictures drive profits

    Your brand's image lies in the way you represent yourself visually. Image is an investment: in the ultra competitive world of eCommerce the one thing you can not afford is to have ugly pictures. Our images always increase sales - it's simply human nature: better photos means more clicks, hence better conversion!

    It's a piece of cake

    We work with agencies, art directors, and in-house marketing teams to streamline the process of producing visual content: for advertising, product catalog, homepage slides, or your annual calandar. We work with companies from all over North America and around the world; call or email us to find out how we can help your company grow.

    We help form your brand

    Image is Everything

    Every shot is individually styled and lit

    Our images jump off the screen because we take the time to consider all the important details of your product, and find a way to maximize its visual impact.

    The point being

    That the consumer understands what the product is, instantly. Microseconds of hesitation can mean the difference between sale or no sale.

    When a web page loads

    What do the eyes see first? The picture. That means the first and most important judgement of a product is already made before people even see the price!

    Work easier

    When you're trying to sell stuff online, if your competition has better pictures: they win. We are here to do the heavy lifting – send your merchandise here or we'll come to you.

    Web photography done right

    Results guaranteed. Our images have always, without exception, increased sales online. That's why companies stay with us! Consistent, amazing pictures delivered on time.

    More keywords

    Miami product photography expert. Clean image editing. Amazing styling and lighting! Miami commercial photographer. Ecommerce photography.

    Testimonials

    From happy clients

    Lisa Tam, MIMO Market:

    "We're so EXCITED! The pictures came out AMAZING! Everything looks BEAUTIFUL and organized with the item numbers!! It looks very MIMO Market, very US-- and we couldn't thank you enough for doing such an impeccable job! "

    Adam Anderson, IntelliGlass:

    "I've been working with Brian for several months now. He does great work and has never missed a deadline."

    Niru Yadav, Savi Bridal & Resort Wear:

    "oh my GAAAAWD!!!! …you're a bloody genius!!"

    Sarah Keith, Vickerey:

    "...an artistic eye with incredible technical expertise. He is simply a great guy - wonderful to work with!"

    Lauren Makk, Designer:

    "Thank you SOOO much for your exceptional talents! You did a great job!"

    Steve Knight, European Paper Co:

    "...always overdelivers."

    Craig Kowald, SWI Group:

    "Brian helped us grow from 8 to 9 figures in less than one year."

    Susie Taylor, Bibbitec:

    "...the bib is in perfect position and the energy is adorable. I LOVE THEM!!"

    Recent clients

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    Space-filler

    New professional work

    Finally had the chance to shoot some cosmetics products.

    Creative Photography

    Had a really fun creative shoot last week with two amazing models: Katarina and Mike

    Still Life

    Still life looks at a master jeweler's tools: made for advertising Cronin Jewelers, Boulder.

    Experimentation

    The thing I love about photography: no matter what you think or how much you plan the results will always surprise you. So I embrace the uncertainty and trust in my talent; the picture guides the process.

    How to photograph clear plastic

    Unless you have a large studio with long strip lights, it's impossible to capture a decent shot of something clear and reflective. My solution is to shoot the thing for its shape and opaque parts, and fake the rest.

    Click & Drag for 360 Fun!

    We're now offering 360 product views in partnership with a fantastic company called Imajize. Get in early for great introductory rates!

    New personal work

    Getting back to basics: landscapes. Natural Florida is beautiful and exotic but hard to see without a boat!

    Point & Shoot

    We also do portraits & events: check out Brian's site at Moment of Truth.

    Photo Editing Service

    Some clients prefer to take their own pictures and have us edit them. This image was shot by the designer Kevin Feldmann, who did 3 separate exposures for a nice even focus.

    Further Adventures with Moleskine

    The challenge is to take compelling pictures of an inherently boring subject: notebooks and paper products are difficult to show against a white paper background. Did I succeed here? I'm not sure...

    The New Look of Klean Kanteen

    We just finished a large shoot for the 2015 line - look for our images on their website, and in the catalog!

    Enjoying Colorado

    It seems to get harder to escape into the mountains, as business grows. But at least I was there that magical morning, as the August monsoon gave way to crisp clear fall. See the results on Flickr here...

    Freeskier Buyer's Guide 2015

    Finishing up a large print job - look for Freeskier at your local shop!

    Say Yes to Everything

    I don't do a lot of events - I find wedding photography too demanding. But occasionally people will ask for a favor, and I'm happy to oblige. My son's school needed some new pictures for their marketing, so I brought my camera - a wonderful excuse to break out the big 85mm!

    Making The Most of the Holiday Weekend

    The greatest landscape photographers do a lot of hiking in the dark. For this shot I rose at 3am and started hiking around 4:20, to get to Blue Lake before the sunrise. After getting lost 3 or 4 times I finally made it with time to spare...

    It's Easy

    When you have a model like this living in your house, you use him!

    Orchid

    Always attempting to find something new in the over-saturated world of macro flowers…

    Consulting

    I love teaching passionate people how to take better pictures - this week I spent 3 hours with the wonderful folks at Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry in Coconut Grove, showing them how simple and easy it is to create very attractive shots of their merchandise. We covered every step: from setup and styling to lighting, capture, raw processing, and retouch. This image took 2 minutes to shoot and less than 10 to edit!

    Why product photography is so important

    When a web page first loads, what is the first thing people see? The title? The price? No - it's the picture. If the picture sucks are they likely to stick around long enough to see your fantastic prices? No. But if the image is compelling enough, the price doesn't matter: if they want the product enough they're going to buy it. On the internet, the picture sells the product, period. That's why you need great photography, and why you can't afford to DIY it - by the time you buy yourself a camera and spend days trying to get it to look good, you've already overspent your budget and you still have shitty pictures. That's why BMP exists!

    Other fun stuff

    One of my favorite things to do is landscape photography: I love being out in the world with my tripod, camera, and a couple of lenses. It's always fun to see what there is around you, and look for ways to frame it. Unlike dedicated landscape photographers though, I strongly dislike getting up in the middle of the night. So I do what I can when the opportunity strikes!

    The 5 Greatest American Musicians

    1. Miles Davis

    Perhaps the single most influential musician of the 20th century.

    2. James Brown

    Created the sound that became Hip Hop.

    3. Louis Armstrong

    Should be first on the list.

    4. Duke Ellington

    Composer, band leader, piano player: a towering figure.

    5. Frank Zappa

    Yes, he could really play guitar. No, he never took a shit onstage.

    Moment

    The best street photographers seem like magicians: Garry Winogrand appeared to posses some kind of ability to have his lens pointed and in focus at exactly the perfect moment. But I enjoy sticking my point-and-shoot out the window of my car.

    Photographing jewelry & watches

    Taking pictures of jewelry and watches can be a lot more difficult than it seems - doing it right requires many lights, many exposures, and a lot of practice. Considering the prevalence of jewelry retailers on the web, you would think the standard would be higher for product imaging. But the abundance of bad jewelry and watch photos on the web is a testament to the degree of difficulty: professional help is an option!

    The 5 Greatest English Language Novels

    1. James Joyce "Ulysses"

    May be the only work of fiction to feature all the basic bodily functions in a single book.

    2. Ken Kesey "Sometimes a Great Notion"

    Similar to Joyce, this book flutuates from the thoughts of one character to another, but in Oregon.

    3. Joseph Heller "Catch-22"

    If you're not laughing hard by the second page of this one, just forget it.

    4. J. R. R. Tolkien "The Lord of the Rings"

    Just try to forget the movies.

    5. Harper Lee "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    The great American novel.

    Infrared filter

    I love doing landscape photography with an infrared filter on the lens… Instead of using an altered camera with the hot mirror removed, I compensate with long exposures: usually 2 to 3 minutes each. The result is always unpredictable, full of surprises. Every aspect of the process is totally different from normal shooting. My particular filter passes a range of false color that crosses two and a half color bands, which can be separated and processed differently. A whole bunch of this stuff may be viewed on Flickr

    Clevery embedded keywords: key to Success

    (subject to change without notice)

    The more I think about it, the more obvious it becomes; that any kind of ranking of "greatest photographers" must end up completely subjective, and therefore a waste of time. Today there are so many incredible artists working in so many different ways, it becomes impossible to know even a fraction of them all. Even to know the top perfomers among Miami photographers seems daunting. But you have to start somewhere...

    Drawn From The Water

    This is the present title of my Tumblr blog... a random collection of images and poetry. This particular blog post is simply an excuse to include a picture of Hank.

    Mantras

    I care even more about my clients and friends, and the greatest success for me is to see others succeed. I love to share my knowledge and ideas with anyone, knowing that doing so will open new worlds of knowledge and ideas to me. I feel good about my work, but I always remember that I can do better. People will respond to vulnerability. Be transparant, and do things no-one else can.

    Paradigm Shift: an hypothesis

    Today in the year 2014, everybody is a photographer: we all walk around with cameras in our pockets, and tens (if not hundreds) of millions of pictures and videos are uploaded to the web every minute.

    What does this mean?

    As the sheer volume of photographers multiplies so quickly, the average quality of all images goes down, and the easier it is to stand out with any image that looks better than all the rest. Proof lies in the fact that anything I put on ebay sells at above average price: the only difference between me and other sellers is the picture.

    Latest of Bill Cronin's rings

    These were shot as part of a large-format campaign for Cronin Jewelers in Boulder; they'll be seen on the backs and sides of the local and regional RTD buses this spring…

    That's it, folks!

    Contact

    305.519.7764
    bmcd17@gmail.com

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      1865 79 St Causeway
      Miami Beach, FL 33141
    • Phone: 305.519.7764
    • Email: bmcd17@gmail.com
    • Website: http://brianmcdougall.com
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