Our Process & Services

Experts agree that professional product photography increases click-through rates, skyrockets conversions and improves brand image. Photography is one of the most important investments you can make in your business & will return dividends over the lifetime of your listings.

Why you should hire a professional.

We use e-commerce strategy to capture world-class product photography that drives revenue. Let us photograph your product the way it deserves to be shot – in our professional photography studio fully-equipped with the latest gear tailored specifically towards product photography, or we can pack it all up and come to your place of business. We have a passion for creative excellence. We don’t outsource any part of our process, so we can carefully monitor quality and collaborate with each other to deliver the best possible images.

About us

Owner and founder Donald Hood developed an interest in photography at about 5 years old. Career goals varied as he grew, but always came full circle back to photography. During the 80’s he traveled the country working as an electrician on construction jobs, saving money to move home and open a studio. He landed in Southern California, where he absorbed all the new techniques that were evolving on the west coast, and brought that knowledge back to North Alabama, opening Status Image. At the beginning, he shot anything that would pay, but quickly the portrait end exploded and for about 15 years that was the primary revenue source for the company. 

Eventually he began to fade out of that genre and focus on commercial jobs, primarily product photography. Now that’s the main line of work at the studio.

Attention to detail, top quality work, and quick turnaround has given the studio a solid base of clients, even in this small southern town where commercial jobs are few. Most of the work is for out of town clients who appreciate the personal attention and care given their products. Some jobs are shipped in by UPS, others are travelled to and worked on site. Whichever you prefer, Status Image can handle your needs. We service small e-commerce businesses owned and operated by a single person, all the way to mega corporations where the line of command goes endlessly upward. Whatever your need, we will give you top quality, speedy service, attention to detail, all at a small town affordable price.

List of clients and awards

Coldwell Bankers

Patrick Industries

Blue Dolphin Pools

Renesant Bank

Regions Bank

Compass Bank

BP Chemical

Amoco Chemical

DHS Drash

Judson Co.

Lifestyle Magazine

DeLoain New York

Caddo Fire Dept.

Delair New Jersey

Plantation Shutters, Nashville

Yellow Freight

Advance Digital Cable, North Carolina

Decatur OB/GYN

Decatur General Hospital

North AL Cancer Center

Higgman Marine, Houston TX

Alabama Republican Committee

Gov. Bob Riley

Renaissance Theatre, Huntsville

International Paper

Joe Wheeler Electrical co-op


Photography trainer for American Studios, 1984

President, Tennessee Valley Professional Photographers

Vice President, TVPPA

Addy Award for children’s magazine cover

Published by the Associated Press

Best of the Best by the Decatur Daily

2nd place 1982 Tennessee Valley Camera Club

2nd place 1983 Tennessee Valley Camera Club

1st place 1983 Tennessee Valley Camera Club

Best of Show, 1984 Tennessee Valley Camera Club

Most Photogenic winner for Miss Point Mallard

Most Photogenic winner for Miss Teen Alabama

Most Photogenic in a bunch of regional pageants

Published in the Miss Alabama Official Program

Contact Us 

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email: StatusImage@yahoo.com