Shoot request – is a time-efficient instrument that helps us identify your needs and image requirements, which we use to build a proposal for your shoot.


STEP 1

Begin by selecting the types of service you require. There's a selection of 6 services:

  1. Standard photo – a single product in an image of any category (other than jewelry or watches)

  2. Paired photo – two products within an image. Usually, these products complement each other, or it's a single product that comes in two pieces (shoes, beauty, and its packaging).

  3. Group photo – image that features 3 or more objects.

  4. Ghost mannequin – products photographed on a mannequin, which is later on digitally removed. This effect provides more volume and can show "the fit" of the product.

  5. Jewelry & Watches photo – highly-detailed product shots of jewelry and watches.

  6. Hand model photo – products being manipulated by hands to show more action or interaction.

Important note: if we see that the services you have selected do not fit your type of product, we might offer you what we see as most applicable based on your budget, brand, and our experience shooting over 50,000 images.

Article to read: Key difference between Flat lay and Ghost Mannequin photography

Once you have selected the services, select the turnaround time option.

STANDARD: 8 business days* since we receive the products and the payment.

RUSH *4 business days* since we receive the products and the payment ( the order total would increase by 50% due to the rush fee)

Important note:

Applies for orders up to 50 standard product images.


STEP 2

Moving to the next page, tell us a little bit about your brand, project, and shooting preferences. This will help us identify the kind of photography, styling, and creative direction you require. There are no limitations in this section, so make descriptive as you'd like. The more information you provide, the more catered our proposal will be.

Also, specify the total number of deliverables in the designated field.

Important note:

The information you provide within the intake form will be included in the proposal, which serves as a contract. If we lack any information to prepare a proposal, we will reach out for clarification. There's a direct correlation between the information you provide and the result. Any details you leave out maybe be a detriment to the final outcome. We rely on you to provide clear guidelines to get the best product photography for your brand.

Next up, select the Image specs from the available options or set custom.


STEP 3

On the next page, there's also an option to attach files. We highly recommend attaching the following things if available:

  1. References for angles

  2. References for styling

  3. Styleguides


STEP 4

Last but not least, tell us where are you shipping your items from, so that we can forward your request to the proper studio.

Important note: In some cases, we will offer you a different location. This happens if the proposed studio can accommodate your order faster or is specialized in the type of photography you require. Do not worry, we provide consistency across all of our studios by recording lighting setups and shooting guidelines.

Optionally, you can select a membership plan if you plan to shoot large volumes. You get the first benefits from the Growth plan when you shoot 70+ standard images. If you plan on shooting 190+ standard images, we recommend selecting an Enterprise membership plan to save money. For more expensive product photo services, the savings start at smaller image counts.

And, you are done! Fill in your contact information and our Client Relationship Manager will get back to you with a proposal within 1 business day.

CREATING AN ACCOUNT WITH SQUARESHOT

If this is your first time shooting with Squareshot, to finish a shoot request, you'll be asked to create an account. Within the account, you'll be able to manage your shoot and receive updates about its status.

More useful links:

  1. Common mistakes that clients make

  2. What you should know before your next shoot

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