Overpayment Scams: Beware, Photographers!

Indian Army Photographer Scam

Recently, I was exposed to an overpayment photography scam. It was disturbing, and it ruined a potential friendship. I’m going to outline how it happened in this article, so that other photographers don’t get fooled by these scam artists. What they do is disgusting, and exploitative. They have no heart, and I don’t want them to hurt others who work hard to earn their money. These scammers use easily available disposable cell phone numbers, and UPI accounts, to target their victims.

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The Role of Professional Product Photography in Boosting eCommerce Sales

A modern product photography studio setup

In the eCommerce landscape, first impressions are everything. They can make the difference between a visitor to your site becoming a customer, or leaving and never returning. One crucial factor in shaping these first impressions is product photography.

With two decades of personal experience, we at ColoursAlive have been helping our clients by producing immaculate product photographs for them. Time to see what we’ve learnt…

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An E-Commerce Business Starter Guide: Tips for Better Product Shots

POSST Oblique

The foundation of any e-Commerce business is a selection of good product and lifestyle imagery. Because photos can make or break a sale, it’s critical to invest in high-quality images that showcase the best aspects of your products. Customers will avoid websites with blurry or poorly lit images, but professionally taken photos can help increase conversion rates and increase your bottom line.

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Understanding e-Commerce Photography Can Make All the Difference to the Success of Your Product

eCommerce Photography - eBicycle

Good eCommerce photography can often be the difference between a product being returned, and a satisfied customer. In our thinking, eCommerce photography is about truth and efficiency rather than glamour, although there is a meeting point of the two that we strive to achieve… There are various factors that allow for this… Time, budget, and availability of various resources all play a role in this balance.

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Photographing Watches for Ajwain

Watch product photography for Ajwain

Vikram Narula is a watchmaker and watch customization enthusiast based out of Mumbai. His company AJWAIN has come out with a number of unique designs and concepts for watches. Past concepts include Kakori 8 Down, Break Free, Sholavaram, San, and त्रि.

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Talking … Just To Hear My Own Voice?

The Sliding Doors Podcast with Susheel & Rohan, Artwork

I was first fascinated by audio recordings when I bought a Zoom H4n for live audio recording. The idea was to be able to record voices in good quality when making interviews. Exploring its capabilities, I was struck by the difference between my voice as I heard it daily, and what I heard through the … Read more

Premiere Pro Project file not opening after Premiere Software update

So, Adobe passed out a little update in the December of last year. That innocuous little update (12.0.0) messed up my work for quite a while. Files that I’d worked on just hours before didn’t open anymore. Library files were not working. Essential Graphics Templates that I’d been using didn’t work. Instead it showed the … Read more

The Beautiful Chaos of Indian Roads

I’d like to introduce you to an Indian motovlogging channel called “Biking In India“. It’s a YouTube channel that explores the streets of Chennai, and beyond. I’ve ridden the same bike for 11 years, and been through quite a few silly incidents with it in that time. Like this one. Through it all, one experience … Read more