In recent years, product photography has been the bridge to connect digital businesses and their customers all over the world. With so many social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. consumers can now reach whatever products they want with just a few clicks. Even without social platforms, the product photography is just as important featuring different fashion magazines, shops, and even streets.
In this sense, product photographers are the individuals that oil this circle of consumers to products by capturing the unique features of the products through the lens. The number of product photographers has increased significantly in the past decade with the development of newer technology and scopes. Now it is just as promising as any other profession in the job market.
Best Product Photographers in Europe:
Here, we have to introduce you to some of the most successful and promising product photographers in Europe. These photographers have excelled and marveled in the product photography industry with their distinctive and unique touch of creativity throughout their professional life.
Holly Booth (Derbyshire, England)
First, on the list, we have Holly booth from Derbyshire, England. Holly is a well-renowned freelance photographer and the owner of the agency, Holly Booth Studio. She started this agency in 2010 and it’s been running till date. It was her creativity that has brought her recognition from Blogs to National publishers like Mollie Makes, 91 Magazine, Creative Boom, Derbyshire Life, and Photography Monthly.
Holly generally loves working with independent designers, makers, and shops. Also, her agency, The Holly Booth Studio has a great reputation across the globe for producing high-quality, creative, and awe-inspiring imagery that attracts consumers.
In 2020, her other half, Pete, joined her team as editor. Pete’s experience as a journalist only added more substance to the advancement of the Holly Booth Studio.
Daniel Horvath (Budapest, Hungary)
The next entry on this list is Daniel Horvath from Budapest, Hungary. Daniel started his career as a freelance photo designer in 2000 and is working relentlessly to date. His fields of expertise are advertising, still life, food & drink, and architectural photography.
In 2007, Daniel was invited as a guest photographer and studio manager at White Studios, New Zealand. Now, he has his own studio in Budapest and most of his recent works are regulated from there. Daniel likes to work with big brands and has extensive international experience. Some of his clients are Puma, Euro RSCG, Coca-Cola, and Nokia.
Unlike many independent photographers, Daniel has an impressive educational background. He finished his M.A. in Photography from MOME. He is also a university lecturer at Budapest Metropolitan University since 2016.
Stephen Belcher (London, UK)
Stephen Belcher is a renowned photographer from the UK with 25 years of experience in the field of photography. He has multi-dimensional expertise including Product photography, Interior, Food and Drink, Lifestyle, People, and Fashion photography.
Stephen runs an agency by his name since 2013 along with a bunch of expert photographers. The agency is based in London and has another office in Suffolk. Stephen has stated his goal to craft photos that inspire and excite. So far, he has a vivid client list including many local and international companies.
Anait Sagoyan (Berlin, Germany)
Next on the list, we have Anait Saroyan. Anait is a professional photographer from Berlin, Germany. Although she is known mostly for portraits, Anait’s work also focuses on Company Profiling and Visual Storytelling.
Anait has done an M.A. in Eastern European Cultural Studies from the University of Potsdam. Initially, she was into cinema. But after finishing her M.A. degree, she decided to take up photography as a career. She also owns a studio in Berlin and operates her work from there.
This 35-year-old Russia-born photographer has received recognition for her work from multiples journals and organizations like Lens Culture and Banen’ka. Her unique narrative-driven representation of life comes to light through her lenses.
Tomislav Maric (Zagreb, Croatia)
Tomislav Maric is a Croatian professional photographer from Zagreb, Croatia. He has been around in the photography field for about 30 years now and that really shows through this works. Tomislav has combined his experience and his skills with advanced technologies and excels in both product photography and portrait photography. He also loves to work with Interior, Food and Beverage
Tomislav has experience working as the editor-in-chief in a few magazines including the very reputed XL Magazine and B4L Magazine. He was also the President of the Arts Council at ULUPUH.
His extensive experience makes him one of the best photographers out there, especially in commercial product photography. As recognition for Tomislav’s work, he has been awarded on many occasions including the prestigious Gold Lion, Cannes Lions 2009.
Bartlomiej Magierowski (Wroclaw, Poland)
A great photographer is a passionate photographer and Bartlomiej Magierowski has reflected that through his incredible work. He was passionate about photography from a very young age and following his passion, the Polish photographer has eventually made a name for himself.
Bartlomiej had a humble beginning in the photography industry. He started his studio back in 2009 working with some garments and fashion products. It was a simple small studio but Bartlomiej piled up his knowledge and experience with different subjects. Despite his small non-impressive studio, he did some impressive work deals and has never looked back ever since.
Bartlomiej has a wide range of skills along with years of experience. Besides doing commercial photography, he has a good reputation for working with Portraits, Models, Landscape, Architecture, Nature, and Nightscape photography.
Matthew Seed (London, UK)
One of the most experienced entries in our list is Matthew Seed from London, UK. Matthew has been in the photography business for about 30 years. He has worked with many individuals and brands over the years. His very impressive client list includes brands like the likes of BBC, Reebok, Lacoste, Pepsi, and more.
Matthew’s experience and technical lighting expertise have made him one of the best product photographers in the world. His most impressive work ethic is treating every deal with unparalleled sincerity and attention to detail. This has helped him gain multiple work deals from the same clients over the years.
Matthew has also won multiple commissions with both UK and International brands and publications. Apart from product photography, he loves to take photos of horses as well.
Peter Stephens (Devon, England)
We have another England-based commercial photographer Peter Stephens on our list. With over 15 years of experience, Peter has a wide-spread reign in the field of photography. He runs an agency with a team of fellow photographers from Devon.
Apart from commercial photography, they also specialize in architectural and interactive media, including interiors, virtual tours, Google Street view, products, business, corporate, 360spins, events, and gigapixel photography. Aside from that, Peter’s agency has worked with the likes of Google and Mercedes-Benz among other clients.
Julien Baek (France)
Now we have another inspiring photographer Julien Baek from France. Julien took up photography as a hobby which later turned into his profession. He has been working as a professional photographer ever since the late ’90s.
Julien is the perfect example of an inspirational figure. He started his photography career from scratch with a simple studio and made it to the top. Now, he has an enormous studio and a multi-dimensional work field that reflects his hard work and passion for work
Apart from product and commercial photography, Julien is a well-known name in fashion photography as well. Many luxury brands and magazines work with him frequently.
Fabio Napoli (Milan, Italy)
Fabio Napoli is a freelance photographer from Milan, Italy. Even though he is originally from Milan, he has done a significant amount of work in both Italy and UK. He started his career as an e-commerce photographer and devoted himself to advertising photography later in life.
What makes Fabio’s work so distinctive is that he represents every product as unique and valuable. It’s a great trait that helps to attract more customers to the products. His specialty for creating surrealistic photos also helps him in these aspects.
Fabio loves to work with food as well. Apart from that, he has done some shoots at weddings and makes wedding videos too. Recently he has started his channel on YouTube.
William Wilson (Glasgow, Scotland)
There are very few photographers as experienced as William Wilson. William started his career as a commercial photographer in the late 80’s and has been working with the same fervor till now. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in photography.
Originally from Scotland, William along with his wife and assistant Aileen have been in the photography business since 1990. They have a team of associate photographers based in the Central belt of Scotland and work throughout the UK. They are also open to working internationally.
William and his team integrate the built environment with the products to capture original and natural photos. They cover a vast area of Architecture, Interiors & Exterior, Advertising, Design, and Construction in their work. They also have a long list of clients like Hays Shipping, Radisson Blue Hotels, Lanark, Douglas Plastics, and many more.
Ian Knags (Leicester, UK)
Ian Knags is one of the most awarded photographers on this list. Based in Leicester, Ian, with his small team, is known to produce high-quality images that are individually crafted with attention to every little detail.
Among all the entries on this list, Ian is one of the more affordable options out there. Despite being less expensive, Ian is by no means a lesser photographer. He has received prestigious awards like the Guild of Photographer Annual Awards, Photographer of the Year on multiple occasions. Furthermore, Ian’s client list speaks volumes of his work. Some of them are Oral-B, Quaker, Heinz, Red Bull, Nivea.
Anton Violin (Kiev, Ukraine)
Anton Violin is another example of those photographers who followed his passion and turned his hobby into a profession. Spending long hours in the darkroom and experimenting took him to where he is today and made him one of the most successful photographers in Europe.
Anton has been working as a professional photographer since 2009. Instead of settling in a place, Anton likes to travel around and leave a mark with his imagery everywhere he goes.
Anton’s photography is simple and sublime. Clear lines with harmonious color combinations and cozy lighting characterize his work. Along with commercial product photography, he also has expertise in interior and architectural photography.
Atte Tanner (Helsinki, Finland)
Next up, we have Atte Tanner from Helsinki, Finland. Atte is a very successful product photographer with a great portfolio and a consistent and successful history. After finishing his B.A. degree in photography from Lahti Institute of Design, Atte started his career as a professional photographer. Now, he excels in fashion and commercial photography.
Jessica Perkins (Derby, UK)
Jessica Perkins is another UK-based photographer from Derby. She started her journey in the USA with work in the JCPenny Portrait Studios and worked her way up. Later on. she learned Portrait, Management, and Technical Training from Motophoto Franchise Corporation.
Upon returning to the UK in 2012, Jessica started her agency. Her marketing background helped her a lot to understand and convey the best possible story for a growing business. Now, she works mostly with commercial and food photography. Her works can be found in magazines like GamesTM and Insider East Midlands.
David Dempsey (Dublin, Ireland)
Another seasoned photographer on our list with over 20 years of experience is David Dempsey. David is an Irish photographer who works mainly from his studio in Naas, County Kildare.
David initially studied interior design at Griffith College, Dublin. Later on, he spent years honing his photography skills and specializes in product and e-commerce photography.
Helping business owners with eye-catching yet minimalistic images is David’s forte. Some of his well-known clients are Calvin Klein, Specsavers and Diem Pottery, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. David also published his first book A minimal life’ in 2018.
Our only entry from Spain is a young photographer, Irmac from Granada, Spain. Irmac started working as a photographer in 2013 and after only a few years, he established himself as one of the best photographers in Europe.
Irmac produces images for businesses with special requirements. His photos have a greater impact on e-commerce and social media for their thematic flavor and bold editing. He is also very interested in music and loves working with upcoming and promising bands.
RJ Bradbury (Manchester, UK)
RJ Bradbury from Stockport, Manchester is a well-known name in the photography industry. Bradbury is known to produce authentic and bold photos. If looked closely, most of Bradbury’s work is focused on people. He tries to capture an individual’s personality through his camera. He has worked with a lot of companies and brands over the years and gained a lot of experience.
Bradbury provides Promo Photography, Ecommerce Fashion, Product and Food Photography services as a commercial photographer. He likes to work with individuals as well as big brands. Besides shooting photos, Bradbury also organizes training sessions to help others as a way to give back to the industry.
Phillip Pilkington (Manchester, UK)
Like Bradbury, Phillip Pilkington is also a Manchester-based product photographer. Phillip has been in the photography profession for around 10 years. He runs an agency from Bury, Bolton, Manchester. Phillip and his agency mainly work with products and food photography. They can accommodate and work with businesses of all sizes.
Phillip captures modern and stylish images keeping the client’s requirements in mind. Be it for online shops, magazines, or billboards, Phillip and his agency are famous for offering a flexible and affordable service for everyone.
Michael Marker (Denmark)
Our second Devon-based photographer is Michael Marker who also goes by the name of Marker Wrisberg. Michael was introduced to photography at a very young age by his father and grandfather. After finishing his studies in the History of Art, Michael moved into his career as a professional photographer.
Michael specializes in Architectural, Interiors, Commercial, and Food Photography. He has built up an impressive portfolio over the last decade. During this time, Michael has worked with brands like BBC, Payman Foods, and many others.
George Fairbairn (UK)
George Fairbairn is all about bright colors refreshing concepts. George started his career as a photographer shooting for music magazines like Kerrang and Rocksound. Later he changed his style to more pop art and colorful style. George loves bright colors and that reflects in his photography. He also loves making stop-motion animations.
George is an expert when it comes to product advertising and social media. The bright-colored images are appealing to most people. With a home-based studio just outside of Cambridge, George works for clients all around the world.
Francesco Ridolfi (Italy)
Francesco Ridolfi is an acknowledged and published photographer from Italy. Francesco mostly works between Bologna and Milan. Francesco’s photography is about seizing the moment and finding the right form of a well-conceived idea. His works involve a lot of research as well.
Shooting for clients like Lamborghini, Rolling Stone Magazine, Louis Vuitton, McDonald’s, and many more have earned Francesco recognition all over the world. Recently, he has started taking video shooting deals.
Karl Taylor (UK)
Our last photographer is Karl Taylor who is also from the UK. Karl is immensely popular and experienced in product photography with multiple impressive works. With over 25 years of experience, he is a global ambassador for Hasselblad Camera Company and Broncolor Lighting. Karl’s ability to explain complex subjects has gained him recognition from such companies.
As a commercial photographer, Karl covers Advertising, Beauty, and Fashion photography. His experience as a photojournalist allows him to work across a range of other genres.
With the increasing demand for product photography in today’s world, product photographers are one of the most important working individuals in the business world. Now many top-tier product photographers have proved their creativity and artistry in capturing photos that attract consumers effortlessly.