JustCBD Product Photography
JustCBD is an industry-changing force. They are representing the CBD culture differently than any other brand before them. They strive to educate the world about the power of CBD’s holistic properties without embellishing the facts. JustCBD uses world-class labs to test their products and provide the most accurate scientific data to their consumers. They are backing the future of CBD with truth and data. Thus, elevating the reputation of the industry and culture.
JustCBD’s methodology and honesty have taken their brand global. They are instigating a new age of respect for their industry and their craft. Moreover, they are inspiring a new culture of CBD advocates. JustCBD needed their media to reflect their stance on transparency and wholesomeness. So, they enlisted our photography department to revamp their product marketing with fresh, organic, and truthful media.
A Brief Overview of JustCBD Product Photography
The timing of our collaboration is pivotal for JustCBD’s expansion. They are in the process of elevating their online presence with new and improved product photography. They requested media assets that would not only enhance their digital advertising, but also aid in growing their social media profile on Instagram, which is on the verge of reaching 50k consumers daily. Therefore, JustCBD asked us to diversify the spread of media. They asked for clean product photography similar to the type seen on Amazon; requested organic lifestyle photography; and asked for dimensions that would work well as digital banners for the use of social and google advertisements.
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The Direction and Intention of JustCBD Product Photography
We always learn about the brand and the industry before starting a project. It’s important to do independent research first then ask the client questions directly. It’s amazing what type of information you’ll learn by studying online resources in addition to listening to what the client has to say. This is where we started before photographing any JustCBD product photography. We first studied their current media and how they represent their brand online. Then we started a conversation with the client to learn their vision, intent, and style. Research is the only way to guarantee that the delivered product aligns with the client’s business goals.
This is what we learned
Our research into JustCBD’s current product photography proved there was a disconnect between the brand’s philosophy and their media. Their products are natural and organic, as is their language and their social media. Yet, the product photography on their website appears artificial. The true essence of the brand and the value of the product is lost. In short, the photos are edited way too much. This taught us two valuable pieces of information which we used to distinguish our photography:
- They needed to connect their media with their core values to take their business to the next level, and
- The content needed to feel natural.
For this product shoot, we photographed 10 products that cover 8 commerce categories.
The Natural Essence of JustCBD Products
As you can see, the results of our photography on JustCBD’s products shows that the brand’s products match their promise. The viewer can see the sticky sugariness of their gummies. They can smell the natural aromas of the CBD oil. They can foresee the excitement their pup will have at the sight of a steak-shaped treat! We present the products in their most natural, untainted form. We did not try to disguise the products, and we feel that impacts the way the consumer feels when they see the photography.
Ultimately, we limited our post-production editing so the imagery remains truthful. We did not over-saturate the colors, nor did we sharpen the outlines of certain candies. This went a long way in accentuating the holistic goodness. Also, by taking the product out of the packaging and placing it in the hands of the consumer, we create a craving for JustCBD goodies. These lifestyle shots elevate the entire gallery. They are strong images that encourage the consumer to explore the brand in more depth. Whether they choose to shop online or study the brand’s culture on social media, doesn’t matter. What’s important is that the photography inspires the consumer to take action.