With easy ways to sell online, more and more sellers are turning to photography to learn how to take better photographs of their products. Most sellers in commissioned photography can be expensive and time consuming, especially when new products are constantly being introduced.
To enable you to help your own product photos stand out from the rest you can:
Find the Right Light
Product photography depends on flattering light to represent the product’s shape, form and texture. Typically, the best solution for most products is soft, diffused light. A good type of light is window light because one can choose whether or not we have shadows based on our angle to the light. When shooting with window light, it is important to shoot at the right time of day where the light is soft and full sun is not streaming in.
Once you have the right soft light, you can play around with the following types of window light: Side-Lighting, (window directly to the side of the product)
Front Lighting (window directly in front of the product)
Back Lighting (window is behind the product).
Changing positions in relation to the window will affect where shadows are formed and will then influence how the product’s shape appears. Try photographing your product in all three types of light to find the best approach for your product.
Style to Complement.
How you style your product can greatly enhance or (whoopsie) detract from your product. Consider shape, color, size choose props, backgrounds and environments that complement. Do not use clashing colors, intense patterns, nonsensical props.
Don’t crop with post-editing software. Crop through my composition in the camera. Getting close to your subject filling the frame may be a great way to add more interest and focus to the overall image. However, consider your subject matter because cropping too closely may not give the viewer a good idea of the product.
Of course, there is a lot that goes into making a great photograph and good exposure should play a key role in the process.
You most likely see items in magazines and promoting regular without actually contemplating where these pictures really originated from; well somebody in a studio presumably shot them, and you can as well.
Contingent upon what you’re going to shoot, you’ll require the right rigging. To begin with, utilize a decent lens, potentially a mid zoom, as these have a tendency to be more adaptable, permitting you to set up in one spot and zoom in, instead of moving constantly. A quick lens (around f/3.5 or less) will bail toss your experience out of concentrate all the more effectively, and aides if your lighting isn’t dependent upon scratch. Likewise a tripod can be convenient for setting up and taking bunches of shots, however here and there, hand-held is the best way to go.
Get some whiteness
The principal thing you’re going to need is a white foundation to shoot the items against, you’ll recognize that the larger part of items are shot against white foundations as this takes any diversions away, so the main thing to take a gander at is the item! Shooting against a white foundation additionally implies the item is simpler to ‘remove’ in Photoshop if necessary. Have a go at utilizing a white sheet, or bits of white cardboard to make a little studio, on the other hand attempt a dark foundation.
Lighting is really critical in shooting items, the thought more often than not is to get the item reasonably uniformly lit, dodging brutal shadows, so verify you set up in a room with splendid lights, or has brilliant encompassing light getting through the windows. Furthermore, when taking your shots utilize a glimmer also to fill in the shadows.
Straightforward arrangements have a tendency to work better with items, so attempt to get on the same level, and zoom into get however much in as could be expected. Abstain from shooting from odd points too, for instance if shooting garments, then shoot from front-on to the thing so that there’s no contortion because of point of view.
At the point when shooting against a foundation, you don’t really need it to be in concentrate, so to begin with, spot the item a bit before the foundation, then set your cam to the broadest gap, (or 1 to 2 stops above most extensive) thusly, if all goes well, you’ll have your item in sharp center, with a white, out of center foundation. You may need to investigation a bit to take care of business.
Make it your own
When you’re finished with all the details, now is the right time to put your own particular stamp on the pictures you take; play around with item situation and center, and take the same number of pictures as you believe is fundamental; its generally best to get a decent choice and pick the one you need, as opposed to not getting the shot and needing to re-shoot.
Preparing your pictures subsequently can be as essential as taking the pictures; if the light wasn’t exactly right, then it can be altered to a certain degree toward the end, so with the greater part of my pictures there is dependably at any rate a little level of handling, be it tweaking the white parity, boosting hues, or editing. A work process ordinarily sets out for something like this: Import pictures, eradicate dust spots, uproot clamor, build presentation if essential, change white equalization, shading support/change contrast if important/fill light (my most utilized capacity), and hone. You’ll most likely discover you may invest as much time transforming as you do taking the photos themselves.
In the event that you appreciate this kind of photography then you can offer these sort of pictures to retail sites, ecommerce companies etc.