Founded in 2001, BACtrack is the leading brand of breathalyzers offering a full range of innovative breath alcohol testers for both personal and professional use. They are the first company to ever receive U.S. Food & Drug Administration 510(k) marketing clearance to legally sell breathalyzers to consumers for personal use. BACtrack products are available in 20 countries and at over 10,000 retail store locations including Walgreens, Costco and Best Buy.
As Art Director on this project I made recommendations for selecting the photographer, models, and shooting locations. Direction included letting the photographer know the type of lighting we wanted to try (based on his previous work), clothing options for the models to bring (flat colors with minimal patterns that don’t look busy), position of the models based on various scenarios (such as facing the camera, other models, or towards the product), and angles for shooting long shots with less background cropping along and closeups with products held close. Having a budget and being able to work with a pro photographer helped a lot. We were able to achieve the visual style we were going for in addition to just getting lots of shots at different angles and situations to work with. By giving the photographer room to also direct models and get creative within the scenarios as the shoot progressed we were able to create additional unplanned image assets that otherwise could not have been imagined beforehand. Wonderfully rewarding collaboration I'd say! Some photos I also later retouched by adding digital readouts on the screens, glows, removing backgrounds, dodging and burning areas, spot removals and so on which can take some time. This collection shows a few pre-retouching and a few after retouching. By including some time for the photographer and models to improvise and get creative during the shoot, the resulting outcome was definitely improved and better than expected overall. We created a *lot* of valuable images for the client, affiliates, and press to use in promoting the products visually on the website, in ads, on TV, print, and other media.