Companies that are in the business of selling a product will fully understand the important role Industrial Product Photography plays in the growth and success of their business. There are many booming industries along the East Coast who repeatedly rely on the work of professional product photographers. The three states that make up the Tri-State Area (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey) are among nation leaders in several industries including finance, legal and insurance. Connecticut, also has a long history of being a major player in weapons and machinery manufacturing. Industries in Connecticut produce submarines, helicopters, jet engines, motors and, of course, guns. In fact, during the American Revolutionary War, Connecticut was known as the “Arsenal of the Nation.” Industrial Product Photography has a place here as in all other industries, with its main objective being to showcase the attributes of a company’s products through pictures. Product photography is often done as an aid to advertising and sales, as seen in catalogues or on a website’s sales pages. Products can be photographed in operation, as well as in isolation or with props (such as models). Before the day of the scheduled photoshoot, the professional product photographer would have discussed all of these details and possibilities with the client. The consultation guarantees mutual agreement on the best way in which to represent the product – regardless of what that product is. It might also highlight safety precautions the photographer needs to be aware of. Naturally, safety in the use and storage of weapons is always a priority as shown by this photo. The guns are on racks in a locked storage container belonging to British private military company Aegis Defence Services in the International Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. All weapons here have a matching government-issued ID card which accompanies it at all times.