Tsour Lee Adato
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Product Photography Studio
Tsour started Product Photography Studio in . They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Product Photography Studio?
The idea to do product photography was not planned and came to me as a happy accident. I always had a passion for photography but my photography journey truly started when I was working as a bodyguard for Britney Spears. During that time my role expanded and I became her personal photographer and videographer. I was a part of her MTV documentary and some of the images I shot of her was also featured in OK and Star magazine.
I enjoyed photography but at that point wasn’t thinking of it as a career choice. From there I started a business that was entirely unrelated to photography, or anything creative for that matter. After a few years in that business, I decided it was time to close the doors.
Don’t assume you know what the clients want. Always ask questions and make sure you are on the same page.
I moved back to New York from California, took a more traditional job opportunity working with an engineering company in NYC and about 1 year in I found myself longing to work for myself again and also missing the fulfillment I experienced creating and expressing myself through art. I decided to start a photography business and began taking headshots of people from my living room.
About 2 months in, a client asked me if I could shoot one of his products. At the time I had zero knowledge about product photography which is a complex niche requiring specific knowledge and skill relating to aspects of photography like lighting and design and even requiring different equipment. Regardless, I said yes and quickly realized product photography could be an incredible business that really appealed to me.
I became obsessed with learning everything I could about product photography and honing my craft. I began taking classes online and joined online communities including Photigy and Carl Taylor online school of photography.
At one point I was spending upwards of 10 hours a day learning and practicing. Looking back, my first images were truly amateur but with every image I took I improved and became better skilled at delivering premium results for my clients.
Today, I have reached a level that enables me to teach and mentor others. In addition to running my studio and taking photos, I have been brought in to help companies set up their own studios and teach there in house photographers.
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