Product shot of Chanel’s Chance Frangrance for an online perfumery.

A Perfect Serve

John Need Edinburgh Photographer

Lots of different ways you can shoot a perfect serve. Lifestyle or in-situ is the obvious choice, however, when a client asks for a packshot to bring out the colour of the drink, you can see it’s an obvious choice.

Kilgraston School

I’ve been working with Kilgraston for a couple of years now, working with their great marketing team. One from the archive.

Parsley Box

Parsley Box co-founder Adrienne MacAulay and CEO Kevin Dorren at their new HQ in Edinburgh’s Quatermile. Adrienne wanted to have a very relaxed, natural light shot of herself & Kevin to keep things simple.
Along with location portraits, members of the board were also photographed using a portable pro studio set up in an office. Extreme care was taken in following Covid-19 government guidelines which included social distancing and a one-in, one-out system in place.


Naturawhite needed up-to-date product shots of their laser teeth whitening dentistry products. Both for web and print advertising.

Old Curiosity Gin


I’ve worked with Old Curiosity Gin for a number of years now, so we have to constantly create new ideas for obvious reasons. The main one is so we don’t go mad simply shooting the same products in a studio. The Secret Herb Garden, which is part of the distillery, is the perfect backdrop for all things gin, as this is where all the botanicals are grown and harvested for the gins.
Here’s the new Alcohol-Free gin, which you can buy here.

National Trust for Scotland

A Hairy Coo. One of the many products we’ve shot for the National Trust for Scotland. A number of clients have managed to speak with distributors and posted products directly to me, so no contact is necessary. A brief can then be done via Zoom or over a call. Get in touch should you be needing photos for Amazon , your Website, other social media or product platforms, or print media.

The Studio

I’ve been in Edinburgh’s Summerhall since 2012. Can’t quite believe it, actually. Anyway, I realise there isn’t a single photo of the place, so here’s one for you all to see.