We wanted to share your tips and hacks on our blog as insight and inspiration for other photographers, so we asked our Facebook fans a simple request! They briefly shared advice they’ve learned so far in product photography. Here are some of our favorite responses!
David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge Photography recently had a chance to try out the new Savage Product Pro LED Light Table. Check out his review and why he’s adding this convenient LED table to his macro photography tool kit!
The Savage Product Pro LED Light Table: The Ideal Solution to Capturing High Key Product Photography with Ease
The new Savage Product Pro LED Light Table offers a complete setup solution to commercial and ecommerce photographers of all levels, to capturing professional-quality product imagery that requires little or no post-production, with just the press of a button.
From small eCommerce shoots to large ones, your job is to make the client happy. When you have a creative director that knows what they want, this journey will be a piece of cake. Though don’t be afraid to suggest new lighting setups they haven’t thought of or different views of the product that will show the end customer more of the merchandise. You’re on the same team, and the end goal is to create great images that show the product for what they really are.
There is a great deal of work that needs to be accomplished at many different levels from local restaurants to the many magazines and blogs that are covering the foodie phenomenon. By adding a few items to your kit the knowledge you have about lighting and composition can be put to good use offering food photography services.
Professional product shots can make or break an ecommerce site. Poor images instill a lack of confidence in the company as a whole and can dramatically increase a site’s bounce rate.
Private collections, antique stores and auction houses offer a plethora of work for any photographer. The items you’ll encounter with antique and collectible photography will need considerable technical skill. Your ultimate goal is to create a factual presentation of the object since the buyer will most likely be a connoisseur of your subject.
Bottle photography is one of the more challenging aspects of product work. Bottles are round and reflective and translucent: a photographer’s nightmare if you are unprepared. But there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get amazing, glowing pictures of your bottles.
Dreaming of becoming the next Mapplethorpe? Flowers themselves are works of art, however fashioning dramatic images such as his is not as easy as it looks. Here are some more useful tips to get you started.
One of my favorite things to photograph is liquids splashing. There’s something about capturing something that moves too fast for the eye that really intrigues me. If this type of photography intrigues you too, then you’re in the right place.