When we talk about product photography we refer to the images that are produced to sell or present an object, a service or a specific work. Therefore, the quality standards are the highest, because it is about presenting the best image but being faithful to its characteristics.
They can be photographs of food, bottles, cars, clothes, furniture, everything that can be sold or exhibited. The perception of this object and, therefore, its acceptance in the market will depend on the quality of the photograph.
You must bear in mind that the buyer cannot see the object in person, so with the photo you should give him as much information as possible and facilitate the purchase.
In the same way, in the still photo of film shoots or advertisements we are very aware that later they will be used as publicity images for the film or spot, therefore we seek that balance between aesthetics and essence.