Category Archives: Photographer’s view

Toronto product photography

I have a lot of experience shooting many different product photos in Richmond Hill (Toronto GTA). This covers two aspects: different products whether they are big or small, glossy or matte; and different kinds of photos including white background product images or ambient photos shot in a life setting environment or creative pictures. I can also produce digital product photos for both online usage or printing purpose.

Please check the product photography portfolio link below to see different categories of products and various types of product photos.



– The relationship between subject and lighting

When a product photographer shoots a subject in the studio, usually the photographer will put the product on the table or a surface. Before setting up the lighting the photographer needs to predict the final photo.

If you use the same lighting set up for two different surfaces, you canget two totally different photos. Because different subjects with different surfaces will affect the lighting effect and give you different images. To control the lighting the photographer has to understand how the material influence the lighting. Normally there are three ways the product will respond to the lighting: absorb, transmit and reflect.

Product photography how to shoot a wine of bottle

For some junior product photographers, shooting a glass bottle is a challenging task. But for those senior product photographers, it is just a piece of cake. First of all, you need to understand how your subject’s material can affect the lighting. If you are using a small and high contrast light source, you will get the bad result for your photo. According to your subject’s material, the light will get the reflection on the surface of the bottle. So the photo will not show the best side of the product. To solve this problem you need to use a soft and large source light for the bottle. Below is the sample for this product shoot.

Toronto product photography wine of bottle
Toronto product photography wine of bottle

What camera do I use for professional photography

As a professional photographer in Toronto, many people try to ask me, what kind of the camera do you use? I answer people: a good photographer depends on his/her mind more than a camera, whereas a junior photographer works best with the equipment. As a photographer I have to get the idea for every project first, then I will get the best result which is what I want.

Toronto cape product professional photography ghost mannequin effect shot
Toronto cape product professional photography ghost mannequin effect shot


Toronto outdoor portrait photography

In Toronto,  unfortunately we have a half-year winter and the colors always be white, dark and grey. People love to see the colorful stuff, but the summer is so short. For outdoor portrait photography, usually I would like to choose the colorful  background in the pictures to keep the happy memory forever. For example like the photo below, the subject was wearing a white uniform, I chose some green trees as the background, which easily makes the chef outstanding in the photo.

photo in the garden

Business portraiture for Michael page

Last Wednesday  we were invited by Michael page to shoot business portraits for their leader team. As usual, we arrived on site half an hour ahead of the shooting time. On site photography means photographer has to face different unknown environments. This time I had to shoot in a very small business meeting room. And moreover there was a meeting table in the middle of the room.  It was a challenge, isn’t it? To be a professional photographer I have to keep my  brain running all the time. I need to solve any unexpected photography problem at my work. This is one of my photos on that day.

business portraiture

Toronto portrait headshot

I took various types of portrait headshots in Richmond Hill (Toronto GTA)

I will try to customize your needs for portrait headshot photography. You can choose your preferred background if you want. I will use different lighting skills to highlight your personality in the photos. Whether it is a business portrait, or a graduation headshot, or a more unique artistic look, i will be able to deliver.

For more sample photos, please check my portrait headshot photography page at: