So we hit ever so lightly on lighting the other day.
Today I’d like to hit on angles.
Specifically, in product photography.
While it can play a huge role in nature & portrait work, it also plays a huge role in how you photograph your product.
For those of us who sell our creations & works of art online, it is tough to get across just how great our work is, with just words.
We need pictures. Images. Something to help cement that feeling our words tried to convey.
Having a square head on shot of your item is by all means important. But please, don’t stop there. We (on Zibbet) are offered up to 5 images with a basic account & 8 for premium.
Find a way to fill them!
Granted, for some things it may be impossible without being overly redundant. But of others, its easy to take picture after picture. So take advantage of this & play with the angles from which you take them.
Find the perfect angle so the buyer can see the texture of your creation. The shine, the yarn, the grain, everything.
The only caution I have here is to not get too close if your item has natural flaws.
When we create by hand, we have flaws, or they would not be handmade.
close that EVERYTHING shows … ya know?
That beautiful head on shot is great. Take it from overhead if you can.
Now stand in front of your item.
How would it look if you saw it in a store, or on display?
Take a picture from that angle.
If your item is functional, play with the angles,
with the item in use.
If your item is worn, play with the angles, on a model.
You get the idea. Get creative.
Sure, that one great basic shot is important.
But so is the creativity you can convey with the other images allowed in your listings!
While I don’t have the perfect images to show you everything I mean, I know the creative mind in you can see these new creative angles, creative perspectives.
If you ever desire any help, I’m always here. Stuck on what other angles to try? Not sure if something works? I’m happy to help! You can see how I use angles in my product shots both in my Zibbet shop & my daughters ...