Being a small business, you cannot always afford to hire someone for everything and you have to do a lot of things yourself. One of those things is photography, which can be very difficult at times when you don’t know how to get those pictures right. Here we discuss some of the basic and inexpensive photography tips that will help you take the perfect pictures of your products.
Use Proper lighting
Without lights, your photo will never come out the way it looks to you, which is why photographers have big lights that bring out the detail in their product. What you can do is, get studio lights for your products or use natural light. If you want to stay in a budget and want to make your products look professionally photographed, you can use natural sunlight. All you need to do is make a photography station just beside the window that lets in the most light, or even outside. When shooting with natural light, the light naturally covers all sides and angles of your product and the frame. However, if you choose studio lights make sure you use a diffuser and that the lights are not directly aiming at the product but covering the whole area of your frame.
Take a course Online
If you really want to take your small business to new heights, every aspect matters. We suggest, if you cannot hire a photographer at the moment, learn the skill yourself. There are countless short courses on the web that can teach you the basics and pro tips of photography. From color combination to using the right lights, you will be all covered. Also, if you are a Hispanic person and don’t have access to good internet in your area, spectrum gives its services in almost all Latino regions and is super fast internet, so you don’t need to worry about your learning being interrupted. Apart from that, Spectrum servicio al cliente is 24/7 available for any queries and they also take calls in Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about an internet service anymore.
Learn to Set a Frame
The thing that matters most in photography that people tend to ignore most of the times is setting up the frame. The two things people do wrong are using too many background articles or none at all. Apart from that, they mess up the angles and there is a lot of negative space. People don’t take the perfect angles and pictures because they think they can fix these small issues later while editing, but even for editing your frames, and angles need to be perfect. One more thing while setting the frame, people use colors that merge into each other. To make your product stand out, use colors that don’t over power the colors and details of your product. Keeping the product prominent in your frame is one of the most important things. Make sure the prettiest looking thing in the frame is your product, not the salt lamp in the background, or people will start asking you about the salt lamp.
Use a Backdrop
Using a backdrop in product photography is essential and brings out the color and details of your product. You can use a plain white backdrop for the beginning and when you learn enough, you can experiment with different backdrops that go well with your products. Playing with colors, backgrounds, and lights when you are beyond the basic phase. Apart from the backdrops, you can use natural backdrops such as your garden or the grass when you shoot it natural light. If you have a garden at home, use it right.
Get the Colors Right
People tend to ignore this while photographing their product, but choosing the right color combinations is what will bring out your product. For example if you are photographing a chocolate cake, the plate, and the background should never be brown or black, a white, or bright grey background will bring out the color best. You also need to have the right lighting for your pictures because quite often people hate it when they see one color in the picture and receive a completely different color when they order the product. It ruins your reputation.
Use a Photo Editing Software to Add Final Touches
No matter how perfect your picture is, to make it look super professional, photo editing software can be your best friend. When you are done photographing your pictures, you can enhance them by doing little bits of edits. Often times you take the picture a little tilted or is not very bright, you can always straighten the picture up, and adjust the colors. However, the drill is to not overdo the editing and sticking to the basics.
The tips mentioned above are really simple and cool tips to help you take pictures like a pro and make your small business look super professional and fancy.