Are you frustrated with your current product photography skills?
Whether you’re upset because you’re not getting the sales you want or you simply know your product photography could be better, you’re not alone. It’s easy to look at beautiful product photos on Etsy, Pinterest, and Instagram, think that it comes naturally to most people, and wonder what you’re missing. In reality, it takes a lot of time and practice as well as a little, or even a lot, of patience to learn how to produce high quality product photos. With the right tips and advice, you’ll be on your way to producing the product images you desire.
From purchasing a camera to selecting props and backgrounds to editing your photos, Jewelry and Other Small Item Product Photography: Tips, Tricks, and Advice to Help You Take Stellar Product Photos has everything that you need to know about product photography. I take you through the following topics:
- Why good product photos are important
- Key terminology
- My recommendations for cameras
- Should I upgrade to a DSLR?
- Getting started
- Lighting basics
- Buying/building a lightbox
- Props, backgrounds / backdrops, and styling
- Highlighting multiple features
- Basic cropping and editing
- Shooting With a DSLR: The Exposure Triangle
- Why should I think about shooting and editing in RAW?
- Editing in RAW step-by-step tutorial
- Should I watermark my photos?
- Social media sharing
NEW FOR 2017!
In February 2017, I completely overhauled Jewelry and Other Small Item Product Photography to give you the most up to date information available about the current camera market, Etsy, Lightroom, Photoshop, and social media marketing. The sections for social media, the pros and cons of watermarking photos, and full step-by-step walkthrough in Lightroom for editing a RAW product photography image are all new. I’ve also included a new resources page and multiple links to relevant photography resources from this blog.
Jewelry and Other Small Item Product Photography also now includes my never before released 8 Reasons to Use Lightroom for Your Product Photography. If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing Lightroom, this guide gives you all of the details you need to make an educated decision about purchasing the software outright or subscribing to the Adobe Photography Creative Cloud (CC) plan.
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- Natasha: “This e-book ended up impacting my life in a major way! Before reading Rose’s book, and her photography resources blog posts, I struggled with product and blog photography. I had horrible lighting issues, my white balance was perpetually off, I only used free online photo editors, and I was clueless about photography terms like “ISO” and “exposure triangle.” Rose’s resources are what convinced me to purchase Lightroom, which eventually also led to me getting Photoshop. Perhaps most importantly, though, the first edition of Product Photography Made Simple convinced me to abandon shooting in JPG and start shooting in RAW. Without RAW captures, much of the creative work I do today would not be possible…Although Product Photography Made Simple is a fantastic beginner resource, there are also helpful tips for folks who already have some photography experience and Rose’s techniques are easy to use with non-product photography.”
- Angie: “If you’re struggling to get the sales you need, or know that your product photography has room for improvement, I can’t suggest this book enough. Rose really does break everything down to its most simple form to help even the most novice of photographers improve their photos. I think my very favorite thing about her advice is that she teaches you to take great pictures before editing. When you can get a picture right on camera, you save so much time in post-processing. (That’s everything you do once you upload your files to the computer)…Whether you need help with lighting and colors, or you want to learn more about editing, you’ll find it here.”
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