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4 Essential Product Shots

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I was just setting up my Etsy shop, or rather updating my Etsy shop, when I came across this article about “4 Essential Product Shots for Your Etsy Listing.”

4 Essential Product Shots by The Birch Cottage

Although this is an article written by and for Etsy, the principles apply towards product photography in general.
Kodak Brownie

And so I thought I’d share these four ideas with you and some of my blogger friends (call ’em froggers?? aka friend bloggers).  It’s really important as a blogger to have and take good pictures. I mean, who wants to look at out-of-focus or ill-staged photos?

So, be sure to check out this article from Etsy here where they discuss the What, Why and How of product photo shots.

Lauren from The Thinking Closet just wrote a great post about “50 Do-Able DIY Photo Backdrops”. Personally, I use foam board all the time! I use it not only as a backdrop, but to capture and manipulate light.

50 Backdrops Collage

Lauren also has a DIY post for a White Plank Photo Backdrop that you’ll want to be sure and checkout!

DIY Coastal Wood Plank Photo Backdrop

You’ll also find a great tutorial from Bre at BrePurposed on a DIY Faux Distressed Wood Backdrop.

Faux Distressed Wood Backdrop

And one last tip from IHeart Organizing.  Like I mentioned above, capturing and manipulating light is an essential element in product (or any) photography. One simple tip that Jen shares that you can do at home to improve your lighting (aka manipulate) is to use daylight bulbs
in your lamps and fixtures.

Bloggers Photography TipsThere are lots of tips and tutorials online that you can find on this subject. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. If I don’t know the answer, we’ll search for the answer together!

Thanks for stopping by today!



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Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

Friday 1st of May 2015

Thanks so much for all the link-love to my posts! I'm a backdrop kick lately, what can I say? Also, I need to get my hands on some daylight bulbs. Love it!

Pamela Bennett

Saturday 2nd of May 2015

Thanks, Lauren I have a thing for backdrops as well. You'll love the bulbs, if you get them.

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