Product photos are so necessary for getting consumers to actually buy the items that you want them to buy. Some consumers do not forgive if the product photos look bad. But there are great ways for you to take the photos that you want, and you don’t even need to spend hundreds to get the product photos right. Here, we’ll go over how to get the right photos for your brands even if you don’t have a huge budget.
Look for good Inspiration
Look at the competitors that you have to find the right kinds of photos to try. You don’t want to steal this, but if you’re curious about where to begin with this, you can look at what they do, and review this until you’re able to create something that does capture your vibe, but also isn’t directly copying them.
Get a lightbox
This is one of the best ways to make your photos look professional and look enough to be put on websites. You want a lightbox since this lets you light the item correctly, get rid of any shadows that might be there, and also you will have much more professional photos as a result.
To make this, you can just get a box, put it on the side, and have it stand in a way so it’s double the size of the item, and gives you room for the camera. You want to tape the bottom part of this, cut up the top flaps, and then cut out squares on every single side of this. You want to make sure you leave a couple inches around each part of the square in order to keep the box structure intact, and then put the white paper onto the outside so the openings get covered.
If you don’t want to build this, then get one of those lightbox tents that are availible on the web, or from a camera store. This is pretty easy to use, and it’s sometimes better especially if you’re not sure how to make this correctly.You want to make sure that the box has desk or flood lights going into there. Put the product into the box itself, put the lighting on, and take pictures. You can also make platforms by putting a smaller box and some cloth or white paper on it, and then put the product over this, especially within the light box. Mess around with the positions and angles, and make sure to take a few dozen shots to work with a few types of angles and such.
Get the correct Camera
If you’re looking to get good product photos, you’re going to want a camera for this. But how much you’re willing to put into this is something that’s ultimately your call. Sometimes high-quality photos are better taken with something that’s a bit cheaper. You can still achieve this, but if you’re going for more action-type shots, you want to get something that can handle the movement blur.
A good DSLR is actually not that expensive these days, and you will notice that there is a huge quality jump between this and a phone camera. However, if you do have steady hands and a good camera phone, then you might want to consider this, but if you’re looking to really make the photos shine, get something professional.
Finally, you want to make sure that you edit the images. It doesn’t have to be the fanciest photoshop ever, but it should be something that works well and gives you good lighting.