At-home product or food photography doesn’t always need to involve high-tech equipment, lighting, tripods, and specialized lenses. You’d be surprised at how much can be done with the use of an old sheet, a house plant, and some natural lighting.
When you’re selling something on the Internet, it looks better when you include a high-quality photo. Whether your sale is successful or not ultimately depends on what you’re selling, for how much, and what condition it’s in. But photos very much influence the first impression of the item you’re selling and of yourself as the seller. If you take a good photo of the product you’re selling, it is sure to help you very much. Let’s take a look at some basic principles.
In product photography, you’ll often have to use a different background for a shoot than you’ll use for the final picture. Either the “real” picture would be complicated to take, or you don’t even know what the background will be. The solution is to crop the product, erase the background, and add a new one in its place. Just these few steps can give you your dream product photos.
Would you like for readers to pick your food blog, and none other? We can’t tell you how to make your content stand out, but we do know that with bad photos, you’ll go nowhere. You might say: hey, I’m just starting! But if you follow a few basic guidelines, your photos will be tastier right away.
Photographing a black subject against a black background isn’t easy, but as long as you remember one basic rule, your subjects will never again melt into black backgrounds. Discover how “black-on-black” photos are made. Then use your new skills to take impressive photos!
In previous articles we looked at tips and recommendations for photographing products against white backgrounds and with a reflection in the background. The most difficult product photography of all is when you’re working with highly reflective objects or glass. So let’s take a look at how to make these look great.
We see many product photos daily in our consumeristic society. They call out to us in all their perfection on the Internet, in flyers, in department stores... but for us as photographers, they raise the question: can they be even better? Of course they can! Read on for tips on how to excel in product photography and make sure your product photos live their lives in public, not just on your disk.
Food photography is a very specific genre. For one thing, you as the hungry photographer are mostly looking forward to the end of the shoot! But first you have to deliver quality work. And you can always see quality in food photography: if it makes you hungry or thirsty just looking at it, then it’s quality work.