Are you on take 127 of your product photos? Are you working from home trying to survive a pandemic and still sell your products, and your photos just don’t look appealing?
I’m here for ya, girl! I just finished up a jewelry shoot for the incredible Nayeli Rivera, the maker behind Shop Life in Mauve, and there are 5 key things I think about with product photos. If you’re needing to DIY it right now, think about these 5 tips for better photos of your products.
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LIGHT – Look for even, natural light in your home or in your backyard – near a window or under a covered patio. If you need to move a surface over to the optimal light area, do it!! Light affects your photos the most, so find a way to set yourself up well from the beginning.
COLOR – What kind of color scheme are you working with for this collection? Bold color background or neutral? Accessories or other props in a monochromatic style or more punchy?
TEXTURE – Flat surfaces don’t have to be your backgrounds in your photos. Do you have chunky sweaters, fabric swatches, or wallpaper samples that could be used as a background?
LAYERS – Are you looking for a minimal look or a “many layers to look through” kind of campaign? Do you want to fill the frame with props or products?
ANGLES – Turning your phone or camera 45 degrees can completely change the composition of the image! Shoot horizontally, vertically, overhead, underneath if you’re shooting on a glass surface. Just play! You never know what will happen.
If you have way too much to juggle to even think about this, that’s why I’m here! Send me your products by snail mail and let me create some magic while you’re off keeping yourself and/or little humans alive and getting your Master’s in childhood education, mental health, and culinary excellence. Leave me a quick note here and we’ll get the process started.
Which one is your favorite idea to make your photos different? Let me know in the comments below!
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