5 Tips On Product Photography!

Making of products and showcasing them is a whole different story. Through my startup of Salvage, I have tried and tested on how I could deliver the high-quality professional feel and look of our products through photos. These are some of the key tips that would help your products look professionally photographed! Please note! That the gear is not as important as getting the basics right! Let’s dive right in!

Just follow the steps and it will work just fine!

  1. Lighting

Lighting

There is no much explanation needed here, the only thing you have to make sure is that there are no shadows falling on the product, be it the shadow of your phone/camera. The picture below is not edited. Don’t worry at this stage you just need to make sure that there are no shadows falling on the image. The lighting in this image could have been better. But with editing, you can change the picture around. The picture is shot using an iPhone.

Background

Second step is to check with your Background. Ways you can play around with your backdrop is

  1. Blur the background

For example in the picture below you can see that I wanted to bring out a contrast with the red shades. I placed different color papers to see what compliments best. There are many ways I could play around with this concept. Make sure to take as many pictures as possible!! The more you work with it you will find better ways to narrate.

Perspective

Angle! It’s all about showing off the angles of your product. The picture below depicts ways I have tried to photograph the product with different angles.

Narration

You want your product to state its features and uses. There are many ways to do it, for instance

  1. The photograph of the product in use

Here are some pictures for your reference, in this particular image I wanted to showcase the details, and the shape of the glass and its colors.

EDITING

Yes, in bold letters because that is the game-changer for your photographs. You can see the before and after of the image. I will link a video down below where I have explained about the editing using some of the apps. Mind you the products of salvage were all clicked and edited using just Phone!

This is the after image of the first image shared. This is the picture after editing. It speaks volumes!

Best Apps for Editing using just Phone!

  1. Adobe Lightroom — — https://apps.apple.com/in/app/adobe-l...

On the other hand, if you think its too much to process I will link some of the best-preset apps to edit.

Presets

Some of the Preset Apps I would recommend checking them out!

  1. Presets for Lightroom — FLTR — https://apps.apple.com/in/app/presets...

3. Lightroom Presets — For Photo — https://apps.apple.com/in/app/lightro...

Gear Used

Iphone 11 Pro — https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-11-pro/

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Last but not the least! Here is a 20 Min Tutorial for editing..which can be applied to any kind of photograph be it portrait/landscape or product!

Youtube: https://youtu.be/imqdnGXNsS0

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Mansi Shah

Indulged in design thinking for over 4 years. I wish to mark my grasp on topics covering art & Sustainibility. https://salvagestudioin.com