Recently we worked with Evan Buckallew, the owner of B-C Video Promotions, who did an excellent job photographing our pouches of organic baobab fruit powder. Having never hired anyone to provide us with professional product photos before, we were delighted with the quality work he produced. Also, his communication, flexibility and professionalism were second-to-none.
Here is Evan sitting in his studio in front of the green screen:
Here are our products sitting in his studio:
Also, here are several images he took for us:
We asked Evan to tell us about himself:
"I grew up in Oregon and am from a ranching and farming background. I found my passion for videography when I was 15 years old. I took my first video production class and loved it! The class took me through the entire Adobe Premiere Pro book learning the basics and advanced skills of editing. For the next three years, I continued those classes progressing from simply editing to countless hours of sports videography capturing Basketball, Soccer, Football, and a variety of other fast pace games. As an 18-year-old I was in charge of the entire editing of what we called a "video yearbook" (basically just a half hour compilation of the school year highlights).
Before college, my teacher had set me up to enter a career in freelance videography. I was recording events and graduations to build a portfolio. At that point, I had a decision to make... Do I enter a freelancer career or stick with my ranching background? I decided to go to college for animal science and nutrition. At 20 years old the dairy I had been working on while attending college, had a supervisor position open up and I started working full-time and going to school part-time. I have been in that position for almost five years now. After graduating college, I continued working and went right back to working with video because I now had free time only having to work 40 hours per week.
A year and a half ago I rediscovered my passion for video and photography. I began editing with the Adobe CC on freelancing sites and discovered I really enjoyed working with green-screen... the possibilities are endless when working in a studio. I built myself a green screen studio using cheap lighting. I got the opportunity to work with a product and record a short video. The video was a blast to make, but the company also asked me for some photos with a white background. It was not until this point when I discovered my joy of photography: working with my lighting kits, using light diffusion methods, adjusting the camera settings just to get that perfect picture, adjusting key lighting, etc. I enjoyed every little part of capturing the perfect picture. I continued to work on multiple product video and photography, mostly building a portfolio and reinvesting anything I made back into my equipment.
I am a very self-motivated person and go out of my way to learn new skills and methods, not only in photography but life in general. Almost a year ago is when I decided to start my company B-C Video Promotions which has given me many new skills to learn. The primary purpose behind the company is working with products. Having my passion for working in the studio using a DSLR camera makes a perfect setup for both product videography and photography. I am working to create a one-stop shop for eCommerce. Unique product videos, product photography, full commercials, and much more. Pretty much whatever video or photo needs an eCommerce company might need, I have studied and worked hard to create an environment to handle their many needs.
Where I will go from here is up for question, and I could go on and on for days about where I see myself and my company progressing. Right now the company is comprised of just me, but eventually, I would have a team of people specialising in photography and videography. This would create a perfect stop to offer small business and product managers one place to go for both high-quality product photography and commercial video production."
Guess what? He has generously offered a free 10-minute consultation to you guys! You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just let him know you came from here and mention the free consultation.
We highly recommend hiring Evan for your photography work. You can hire him here.