HOW TO DO PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

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One of the ways to earn money with your photography is by shooting Products for manufactures. There is such an art to doing this, and the details are important. You need to make the owner of the product happy about your photos. Some people don’t like taking photos of products, because it stifles their creativity. But if you learn to make it an art, and make it sell-able, then you can get creative in this and enjoy this type of photography.

This also will fall into the selling to a stock agency that has a million photos to have available to those who need photos of their products.

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STEPS TO GET GOOD PRODUCT PHOTOS:

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#1 MOST IMPORTANT TIP FOR PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY:

GET A TRIPOD!

The most important thing to do when taking product photos for a manufacture or for a Photo stock agency is to have sharp, sharp photos. And you know the best way to do that is to take all your photos on a tripod.

Another advantage of tripods is that they hold your camera in one place while you work on your composition. If you’re creating styled images (as opposed to shooting flat e-commerce photos), then it might take a couple of attempts to get the shot right. You can set up your camera, take some time to arrange your product(s), and take a photo. You can then check the result, make some changes to the arrangement, and shoot some more – without changing your camera angle.

#2 tip on product photography:

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Using the right light for the right product. Use that as something to remind you every time. If you are shooting something that is used outdoors, then go outdoors, and use good sunlight, or diffused sunlight, or as the photographer above is doing is bringing a flash umbrella and using the available light outside.

Also, know what could happen by using the wrong lighting. What kind of problems could you have using standard light bulbs? Fluorescent lighting? You really need to know about light and it’s characteristic. For more details, go to the following links: https://123photogo.com/2021/11/18/learn-about-light/ OR for even more details about lighting, use the photo course on Basic Photography at: https://123photogo.com/complete-photo-courses/

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TIP #3 – TAKE PHOTOS WITH MULTIPLE ANGLES

Set of ceramic cups with different camera angles isolated on white background. Clipping path.

As you take product photography, make sure you take different angles of the product. The one who would purchase these photos will love to see that you went the extra mile to get a choice of their product. Learn to be creative in your angles as well.

TIP #4 – WHAT ASPECT RATIO OF PHOTO WOULD THE BUYER WANT?

If this a new term to you, then check out this diagram, here are 2 examples:

The buyer of your created photo may have some place special they want to put their photo. So, find out from the future owner where the photo going, and what format would be best.

#5 – PACKAGE YOUR FINISHED PHOTO:

Think of what you could do to make the product look even better! Better if you add some “environmental” props to go with the product.

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The product is a bottle of CBD Oil. Do you take a photo of it just with a plain white background, or do you do something special with it? Will that make the owner of the photo like it more or less? These are important questions to ask yourself. The key to making this work right is to know the owner. Would this person like your creativity or are they just planning on catalog images with no fancy stuff? Some good questions to learn to be successful.

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