Dallas Product & Catalog Photography — Amazon Approved
We offer Amazon compliance product photography for catalogs (catalogues) or other purposes in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Products include everything from microchips to fashion lines. We’re very familiar with Amazon.com’s standards and requirements and upon request will adhere exactly to them at no additional charge other than the typical necessary clipping.
DTX Media is very familiar with Amazon’s image standards and compliance regulations. We will deliver images that meet and exceed online retail criteria and even give suggestions on how to display, shoot and present your products to be more effective at selling! Some of Amazon requirements include a main image with an RGB 255, 255, 255 background, a pixel dimension above 1000px on the longer side, product isolation and 85% or higher product image fill (in addition to many other regulations). But you don’t even need to worry about that! We handle it all. In addition to the technical aspects, Amazon also requires professional lighting and photography, and will remove listings that don’t comply. DTX Media has the absolute best product photographers in Dallas, and you can have peace of mind knowing your products will not be banned from what is arguably the most important online retailer you could be a part of.
Clipping & Background Transparency
Clipping is the post production process of removing the background from the image. The end result is similar to what a green screen does, but with much more care and dedication given to each image. This is how we accomplish the pure white background that looks so clean for web-sites, Amazon or other online retailers and e-commerce. When you get clipping with your photography, in most cases, you will also receive a copy of the product photos in PNG format with a transparent background, so you can easily make the the background any color you need. The checkerboard pattern in the photo above is what photoshop uses to illustrate transparency. Clipping is included for free in all our product pricing!
Above is a before and after photo of a wine bottle with reflections removed. It is very important that products appear their best in photos. We have two editing options. Basic editing: remove blemishes, add a shadow or reflection below the product, add a background, etc. Advanced editing: ghosting – when a shirt is formed to a person but shows the back of it, removing reflections on glass products or jewelry, etc.
Staging: Detail Shots and Multiple Angles
We believe that all products sold online benefit significantly from having multiple images. Quality matters, which is why DTX Media’s Dallas product photographers understand what important features to highlight for potential customers. We stage / pose a product in a variety of ways and will thoroughly capture each product. This can include close-up detail shots as well as photos with the packaging.
Photography Studio Options
DTX Media is not a photography studio, but we have access to one in the Dallas Fort worth area. If you do not need a full-blown studio, we can rent an office and set-up our mobile studio there. We are part of the Regus network, which allows us to rent day-offices all over the DFW metro, Texas and the world. This is a great option for customers who want to be hands-on for the shoot. Of course, we can come to you or shoot on our own time for a discount. See “Mobile Studio” and “Drop Off”.
We can bring our studio set-up to your Dallas or Fort Worth office, warehouse or other facilities. The mobile product studio includes (as needed) multiple stationary lights with diffusion, saw horse tables, a bottom-lit lightbox, and a product box for our dallas product photography.
Drop Off / Ship to Us
If the items are relatively small, you can ship them to us at our Dallas location. We’ll photograph, edit and return the items in a reasonable timeline. If you’re in the Dallas area and you don’t want to ship precious prototypes, you can also hand-deliver your products directly to us and pick them up. We offer a discounted rate for items dropped off to be shot ‘on our time’.
Products in Use
In addition to product photography, we also offer editorial and advertising photography. Nothing helps sell a product better than seeing how it’s used. The above example shows a skype-like doctor terminal and an applications for the product in a hospital. Products photos in their environment are also allowed on Amazon, but must be used as ‘support images’ and not the feature image. The above example shows the product cut-out or “clipped” next to the product “in-use”. Amazon would accept both these images and simply require the image on the right to be the featured image. See more examples on our Dallas Advertising Photography portfolio page.
Ghosting and Colorizing
Ghosting the term used when the back of the shirt is shown, tags and all as if a ghost were wearing it. This process requires us to photograph both the shirt systelized on a figure and laid flat to have a template to use when editing the transparent area. Ghosting can be done from a model or a mannequin. A model always yields better results, and drives more sales from consumers. Colorization is the post-production process of taking a photograph and changing it’s color. This process ideal for products with multiple color varieties as it creates a beautiful consistent look. In many cases, the process may cost less than if each color was individually photographed. Our colorization process is very advanced and precise.
Often times models are needed for fashion, accessory or lifestyle photos to show how products are used. DTX Media is part of a network where we can source non-agency models at a one-time friendly flat day rate. Supply us with a gender, ethnicity, and age preference and we’ll do the rest. We try to provide our models lunch, a makeup artist and a copy of the images for their portfolio whenever possible. DTX Media can also provide the makeup artist for a flat rate.
$700 Half Day + $5 / image – (clipping included)
$1200 Full Day + $5 / image – (clipping included)
Drop Off Rates:
$500 Base Rate + $20 / image – (clipping included)
$5 / image — Basic Retouching (touch-up, add a shadow, etc)
$2 / image — Custom File Renaming (such as SKU, name, or color)
$15 / image — Colorization
$25 / image — Image markup, (graphics and etc)
$40 / image — Advanced editing (such as ghosting)
$100 / batch — Resizing
$1000 / day — Studio Space Rental (if necessary)
$350 / day — Office Space Rental (10×10 room)
$350 / day — Models (non-union)
$500 / day — Makeup Artist (if necessary)
$Custom — Group photos
Prices include clipping on all images. Keep in mind that one product may have multiple images. We can typical shoot around 100 images of similar sized small products in a day. We have one female and one male mannequin.
Advertising / Graphic Design
Advertising Portfolio. In addition to creating the photography, we can also design print and digital ads for your products. We work along side incredibly talented graphic designers to create something truly special. Ask us for a custom quote for your specific project.
Food and Beverage
Because food and beverage is such a unique type of product photography, we’ve created a dedicated portfolio to food and beverage photography.
Dallas Fashion Photography
Because fashion, style and accessories is such a unique type of product photography, we’ve created a dedicated portfolio to fashion photography.