Yechiel Orgel is a professional still life and commercial photographer from Brooklyn, New York. He often collaborates with trending stylists and goes to great lengths to perfect the lighting and background details, even for transient photo shoots and single products. We are proud to share with you his masterpiece work of art in this featured interview.
How long have you been a photographer?
About 10 yrs
What did you do before becoming a working photographer?
Worked @ BH Photo
Tell us about your business: Where is it located?
Brooklyn New York
Does your work environment/studio offer any unique capabilities/features that help you accomplish your work or attract particular clients?
Conveniently located in the heart ofNew York so agencies from all over New york city can easily attend shoots
Do you work solo or with others as part of a team?
I work with freelance retouchers. Stylists & assistants
What types of photography services do you offer?
Food,Beverage, Product/Still Life & recently adding interior work
What types of products do you primarily shoot?
Beverage, Off Figure Fashion, food & Kitchen Products
Do you have a type of work that provides a consistent source of revenue in between larger, more complex jobs such as packshots or e-commerce/catalog work?
Do you do your own post-production/retouching or do you outsource it?
Outsource all retouching
What helps set you apart from your competition?
We try to stay in a niche market of Still Life & food/beverage, we do not accept any sort of fashion
photography, since we are not a jack of all trades studio,
customer satisfaction is the top priorit
y at our studio
What made you decide to pursue product photography?
We started shooting Portraiture, and then prusued to events, but we felt there wasn’t any potential growth for our studio in those generes, so we moved with strictly commercial work
When you first got started, what did you find to be the most challenging aspect of photographing products?
Can you share a time when a job didn’t go as planned and how you overcame the challenges or obstacles that arose?
If appropriate, can you share a list of some of the recognizable brands for which you have worked?
Russian Standard Vodka
Black + Decker
Golden Blossom Honey
How did you first learn about Photigy?
Sorry dont remember 🙂
Did you learn from (Pro Club) workshops, individual courses, or both?
Do you have a favorite course or workshop? If so, what made it your favorite?
Mainly indvidual corses, Sat days & nights & studied Photigy on a daily basis.,
extemly thankfull to Alex the founder how made Pro Studio photography accessible to those who didn’t have a formal education or the opportunity to assist major photographers
How has your learning experience with Photigy affected your success as a photographer or pursuit of photography?
I relay dont know where I would be without Phootigy
What advice do you have for people interested in pursuing product photography?
Study, shoot & build a solid portfolio, take the portfolio & spread the work thru all possible channels,
Meetings with agencies, social, mailers, email blasts….
What other areas of photography interest you?