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Creative Business Tips: Taking Great Product Photos

Hello blog friends! I am finally back. I had such a long absence and sadly I have not shared anything here since last Thursday. May is turning out to be quite the busy month. Has it been for you? It has felt nonstop and I am shocked to look at the calendar and see that the month is almost over! Where did the time go?

I have always been very open about my photography setup and tried to offer tips and advice to you readers here on the blog. Pictures are so important, especially for handmade artists, crafters and creative bloggers. And even with some basic equipment, a novice can capture great moments. I am always trying to improve my own photography, so I am far from an expert, but I have learned a thing or two about setting up shots. I have shared some of my advice in these posts here:

Behind the Scenes: White Backdrops for Product Photography

Behind the Scenes: Mini Studio Setup 

I recently compiled my top five tips for taking great product photos and shared them with the Houzz community. Some of the advice I've touched on here but there are new tips as well and a lot of picture comparisons like this one:

Photography is all about practice and over time I have figured out optimum settings and conditions for taking photos that I love. But these five tips are the backbone to great shots and I follow this advice myself. If you are struggling with product photos, these tips will get you moving in the right direction and hopefully inspire you to experiment and practice with lighting and props and backgrounds too.

What are some of your favorite tips for capturing great shots? What have you learned as you practice your photography more and more? 

Also is there anything in particular you are struggling with? I am always looking for new ideas for posts and maybe there is a question I could answer here on the blog in my behind the scenes series. 

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Reader Comments (2)

Hi Lauren,

Thanks for sharing this. I've recently been working as a social media/marketing consultant. Taking images is a huge part of my job. I have learnt so much about photography in past few months, but sometimes I struggle with lighting and composure. I've book marked your tips and I'm sure I'll be referring to them some time soon. Thanks again for your generosity. Much appreciated...even from all the way over here in Tasmania. Rosie

May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRosalie

Thanks for sharing this! I think that being creative and innovative is a great way to have a successful business. You will have competitors and there is no doubt that they are all trying everything to make people buy their products. Lately, we have been using an order management system in order to make business transactions that much easier.

October 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChase Howard

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