I am a very practical person. There are those photographers that claim that you cannot shoot good photos unless you have an overpriced camera and relatable gadgets. And I say that you can have a good photo with your iPhone if you know how to use the natural light right. Yes, quality makes all the difference. But there are those who cannot afford getting certain camera’s. I suggest you’d save up to get one if you were serious about blogging or anything that you’re doing that has relation to photography. Other than that do use whatever that you have keeping in mind some of the tips that I’m sharing.
I will share with you some ideas and tips that hopefully it will help you somehow. Bare with me though I might talk a lot….
If you can afford a good camera I do suggest a Fuji. Mine is Fuji X-M1, though I recommend you get one with a flip screen. Check my post about my Fuji Click Here to know why I am using this camera… I haven’t used a Nikon so I don’t know anything about it. But for Canon, My first camera was 450D then I upgraded to 60D and now I use Canon 1Dx.
- Use Natural light aka the sun
If the object was white consider adding a colorful/floral background to make it pop. You don’t want to have
too many colors or a background that distracts the actual →Object.
You don’t need a whole lots of things in the surface. Keep your product and add at least two things to compliment the product not to distract it.
The closer, the better.
Don’t be afraid to get closer to the product a wider shot was made for landscape
Yes the third photo was nice but your eyes didn’t go directly to the book… You had the three books as a distraction, the shirt as well.
As long as you have natural light you can shoot with any camera even your iPhone. The lighting makes the difference. The photos below were shot at the same place as you can see comparing to the Fuji the iPhone shot was not bad. Bright it up and it will be good to go.
It is ok to experience with different angles and positions. Take more than one photo and see which way will show your object clear, neat, beautiful, tasty..etc.
You want the photo to look simple and neat.
visualising what you want to shoot before you actually take the photo.
Take your time into considering what to keep or remove from the frame itself. You want your photos to be comforting to the eyes of the viewer. People will overlook photos that have many objects because it could cause distraction.
Contrast | Brightness | Sharpness
> Consider those three while editing your photos
- Do not over edit
- Do not use the built-in Flash in your camera
I want to keep more photography tips for future posts. I hope this post was helpful enough. I could have written about It but I didn’t know what else I could mention. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate.
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I’m a freelance photographer. Been shooting for around 5 years now. Took my passion from a hobby into a reliable side job. I have shot for a lot of companies, restaurants > menus. And products.
xo Ms Poet