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CGI product photography price

CGI is an ideal option if you’re looking to reduce the cost, hassle and potential risks of shipping products. Key areas taken into account when pricing for CGI product photography include the type of surface to be recreated, image resolution and the quantity of images required. 

CGI product photography price

A few things to consider

Price factors in CGI photography

Although CGI product photography is an excellent choice for striking imagery, it generally comes at a higher cost than studio product photography. 3D modeling is elaborate and time-consuming, and the complexity of your unique project will influence the price point greatly.

1. Complexity of the product

Hard-surface products

CGI modeling was made for hard-surface products and works incredibly well for these. The price for 3D modeling of hard-surface products is often lower than other surface types because excellent, hyper-realistic results can be achieved in a shorter length of time.

Organic / soft-surface products

Although 3D CGI modeling is perfectly suitable for any product, it will take longer to achieve the same stunning and true-to-life visuals when modeling organic or soft-surface products like creams or fabric, as a much higher attention to detail is required. 

Hard surface examples

  • Containers and tubes
  • Bottles and glass containers
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Any type of hard surface object

Soft-surface examples

  • Liquid or cream
  • Fabric or leather
  • Fashion and garment
  • Food or any organic material

2. Number of images

In order to receive an accurate price estimate for your project, it’s important to inform us of exactly how many images you require, as well as the purpose of these images. For example, you may need a few creative images for your website banner and social media, alongside a collection of catalog images for product listings.

2. Creative style

If you’re opting for more creative imagery, pricing will be dependent on how elaborate your desired effects are, and the length of time required to execute the 3D modeling to a high standard. By providing an accurate description of your vision alongside a mood board, we can provide a more precise quote matched to your project’s unique needs. 

3. Image resolution

When requesting a quote, it’s important to let us know where you plan to use your images, allowing us to provide a suitably sized result. Images to be displayed on social media platforms like Instagram, for example, require a much lower resolution than those you may wish to feature on your website. The larger your imagery, the longer it will take to generate and subsequently, the higher the cost will be.