will your handmade product photos attract customers?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That couldn’t be more true than in your product photos.
Often, your product photos is the first thing that catches the customers’ eyes. They then click/tap on the photo before reading the description or the caption. That’s why it’s important that your product photos look amazing.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen so many makers make the same product photo mistakes. So in this episode we’re talking about what those common mistakes are. And of course we’re also sharing tips on how to avoid them.
Get your anti-product-photo-mistake tips to not just improve your product photography but also your sales.
~ Mik, Deb, Jess
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In this week’s episode we’re listing down some product photo mistakes we often see makers do. Listen to this week’s episode to avoid these mistakes and take your product photography skills to the next level.
What we cover in this episode:
- What causes blurry photos;
- Tips to prevent blurry photos using a tripod and freehand;
- Why we like taking photos using our hand rather than a tripod;
- How to use your phone to get a shallow depth of field;
- Apps you can use to adjust the shallow depth of field and how to use other settings;
- The most important thing to remember to avoid blurry photos as well as other settings to check before taking the shot;
- What white balance actually refers to and the difference between brightness or exposure;
- Adjusting white background in post production and why you shouldn’t do it;
- Taking pictures with artificial light;
- What kelvin numbers mean in light bulbs and why you need to take note of it in order to take good product protos;
- Why you need to avoid adding filters to your product photos;
- Tips on what kind of background to use to highlight your products better;
- Common mistakes makers make when using a background for your photos;
- Keeping your styling for studio shot or your main product photos simple;
- How to use colored backgrounds;
- Choosing between direct or indirect lights/diffused lights, as well as natural light VS studio lights;
- The problems you may encounter when shooting photos on cloudy days or in the shade;
- Reasons why you need to set up a light box to take photos of your products;
- Tips to take photos in a good angle;
- Why you need to edit your photos before posting;
- How to use the rule of thirds to improve your product photo composition;
- Different examples of editing that are not a good look for your product photos;
- Keeping your post editing simple;
- Why you should learn basic camera settings and reasons to avoid using the auto setting;
- What happens when you don’t set the right ISO on your camera before taking photos;
- The four main camera settings you really need to learn to get good shots;
- Why you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a camera to get good photos;
- A list of some types of photos to take and why you also need to take a video of your products.