Good photography is the best way to successfully market a product or item. In general, people these days have a fairly short attention span. Repetition is a effective way to combat this short attention span. Exposing an audience to an image repetitively increases the chance that image will be noticed, explored, and eventually bought. It might take several exposures to an image before it entices someone to make a purchase. A low quality image is easy to ignore and even repetition sometimes is not enough to get a bad image noticed.
A advertising executive might come up with the fancy campaign and slogan used to advertise a product. However, it is always the photographer that has the responsibility to bring that campaign to life and display the item or product in a manner that is congruent with the campaign. The image must be versatile enough to be used on large billboards or small subway poster advertisements.
The images used in advertising can either be a actual physical image or one enhanced or created by a graphic artist. Touching up a photo,to take out unwanted glare or shadow, or perhaps to add a drop of dew, is perfectly normal in the world of advertising. Whatever must be done to accurately illustrate an item while maximizing its appeal.
It is common for the raw photograph to be the starting point of a lot of editing to get to the final product. Backgrounds and lighting must also be considered. Then there is the addition of small elements that make the image extra appealing such as sparkles of light or a soft glow. Again, editing is the time to make the image as appealing as possible without altering the accuracy or presenting a false image. If the image is for print, things like font and typography are added with much thought to create a unified image and theme.
It is not easy to create an image that successfully markets and represents a brand. It takes a lot of training and experience to know what works. It also helps to have passion for the craft. There is a lot of fierce competition in the marketing and advertising fields. So much that getting it right the first time is vital for success.
Top notch photography is an essential element to successful advertising and marketing. A poor image can not only impede your ability to get new customers, it can cause you to lose current customers.