What I would like to touch on today, is backgrounds for product photos.
I think its awesome when folks get creative with their backgrounds in pictures.
But I also firmly believe it is super important to have at least 1 image where there is nothing to distract you from the product.
Unless your item needs a prop to be properly photographed.
Some of the beautiful handcrafted items we all make go great on plain white. Some, not so much.
Same goes for black.
So what are you to do then?
My suggestion would be to find a neutral simple color that goes with most or all of the things you make.
For some people this means using the grass outdoors.
For others it may mean a colored piece of material.
Or maybe a mannequin.
It all depends on what you create.
If you sell mainly one type of product in your shop/website, try to keep the background the same color in all your main photo, shots.
This gives your shop/website a nice cohesive feeling.
When people then click to see more, this is where you can get more creative.
Play with the angles, props, & whatnots.
It’s simple enough. When you are trying to sell something, less can be so much more.
I wish I had room to show you so many more shop items. I'll work on that!