The Beginner’s Guide to Product Photography
To reach the people who are more likely to purchase online, you also should provide your customers clear, attractive images and descriptions of your products.
6 Product Photography Tips (and Examples) for Taking Pictures That Sell
Here are some suggestions and examples and tools you’ll need to take effective photos and promote your products with a style that attracts your customers and potential customers want to purchase.
1. Don’t be afraid to use your smartphone’s camera.
This is where I’m trying to convince you buy a top-of-the-line fifty-megapixel (MP) camera equipped with 100-millimeter screw-on lenses. However, I’m not going to make that happen.
If you have a camera that meets the description above, make use of it. However, for different kinds of products, it’s perfectly acceptable to take product images on smartphones.
Modern smartphones feature cameras with powerful lenses and settings that allow you to adjust your photos for the various lighting and situations you may capture.
2. Shoot from a tripod for photo consistency.
Before I go into the subject of tripods, I’m obliged to start with a basic rule: Never use your phone to prop it against anything solid to point your lens at the target.
It’s too simple for this arrangement to shift throughout the shooting and create inconsistencies in your photograph’s appearance. If you set the camera upon, for example, or a stack of books, make certain that this arrangement isn’t altered during the shooting.
It’s not a bad idea to hold your camera when you shoot only a couple of product photographs for your online store. However, as your business expands and you take more photographs of your products, It can be difficult to establish a standard for the perspective of the product in each photograph when you shoot handheld.
For consistency across your products, to ensure consistency across your products, you’ll require the use of a tripod. The good news is that purchasing one isn’t as big an industrial, huge investment that it was in the past.
Here are two types of tripods to consider.
Traditional vs. Flexible:
This is a tradition tripod — there are traditional tripods available for both cameras and smartphones.
A flexible tripod can be manipulated in a number of ways. You can bend its legs and place it on different surfaces to get the angle you need.