EXTRACTING THE BEST OUT OF PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY
Extract Technology provide a range of products to help ensure the safety of staff during the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Creating pharmaceuticals often involves working with a number of potentially harmful and hazardous substances. Extract Technology manufactures products such as downflow booths, containment isolators and IsoPharm isolators in order to make it safe to work with these substances for members of staff.
Recently I went to photograph some of the new machines they had made at their factory on Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Extract Technology have been a great customer of mine for a long time now. However, that doesn’t mean that shooting their products isn’t without its obstacles!
Extract Technology’s machines are huge, which can make it a challenge to capture the whole machine in its entirety. Also, the industrial lighting in the factory doesn’t particularly lend itself well to photography. With this said, I love overcoming obstacles to get the best possible photos for my clients. I surrounded the machines with as many white screens as possible to improve the lighting. Also, because a lot of the machines are encased in glass, the white screens reduced the reflections from the floor and surroundings for the photographs. After this, I retouched the photos to ensure they were completely reflection-free and then carefully cut them out in photoshop to make the final version of the finished images.
I also had the opportunity to do something a bit different with the photoshoot at Extract Technology – video work! I am mainly known for my work with stills but I really enjoy working with video too. I relished the opportunity to flex my videography muscles making a short demo video for their machines. It was great to have this opportunity and I can’t wait to continue doing more video work like this in the future.
I always talk about how interesting and varied it is to be a photographer, but no two days are the same. The company are very pleased with the results and so am I! The shots I captured will be used on their website, in their brochures and their operating manuals.
For more information on Extract Technology or to see how the photos are feature on the website, visit EXTRACT