Monday, February 25, 2013

Product Photography

Have you ever noticed that most products that make it to the front page of Etsy are nice clean, bright, white background photos? Go ahead check it out right now, I bet I'm right.

I don't have any nice blank walls at my house and I have poor lighting, but I wanted a way to get that effect with my photos. 

If you are a professional, just stop reading this right now- this is from one amateur to the next. 

Go out and buy a poster board- like $0.97. Use the matte side of it and get near some natural light.


 Take a few photos, play with your angles. It's ok if some of your other background gets in the photo.
 It is all about the cropping. I generally do an auto adjust on my photo editor to fix lighting and color, etc. If I like it after that I leave it along, but often I increase the brightness a little because I like that look.
As I said- totally not a professional, but I think this has helped the look of my shop, so i wanted to share.

Want to see some pictures I used to post on my shop??

They just don't look as nice. Plus when you put a lot of photos together on one screen in your shop- if they all have different backgrounds it looks very messy and cluttered.

Ok, that's my advice for the day!

Emmy


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13 comments:

  1. Awesome. I think we will use some of these ideas

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  2. Awesome. I think we will use some of these ideas

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  3. I agree that a photo with a plain white background looks cleaner. I also like it when people show stuff like earrings / necklaces on a person or a bust so I can better gauge the size. So it's nice to see a wine bottle stopper ON a bottle of wine.


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  4. BRILLIANT! Same issue. No good lighting OR a spot in my house! LOVE IT!

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    1. I need something bigger sometimesl but for product the poster board works well

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    2. White sheets! If it's a big object, hang the sheet on the wall.

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  5. I should do this for some of my items. I like the wood on my sewing desk though so that's typically where I take my photos on. Lighting is always hard though!

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    1. I like to use wood too, like for food posts

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  6. yes def a great idea!!!
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. I use a white poster board as well!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your newest follower.

    xo
    Ange

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  8. I have crisp white background envy on a regular basis. What an easy fix! Perhaps I'll put those light box blueprints on the back burner. :) I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog! You have a new fan (and follower).

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    1. I've seen those light boxes too- this does seem much easier! Glad you came by!

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