5 Essential Tips For Stunning Packshot Photography Results

A professional packshot photographer will always produce the best photography, and great shots will increase the sales of your product photos, so it’s well worth investing in a professional packshot photographer to help promote your products. However, if you just like photography, and are taking product photography just as a hobby, or learning the skills to become a professional, here a five essential tips you should follow:

1)      White Background
For product and jewellery photography a white background is great for showing up more detail within the items, as the eye focus is only on the product. The “Infinity Curve” enables photographers to shoot products against an endless white background that reveals no horizon in the back.

2)      Tripod

The tripod is essential piece of kit, and every photographer should have one. They range from £30 up to £500+ depending on type, angle ability, weight, materials they are made from and size. Even a tripod such as a gorilla grip is adequate for taking close up, small objects. The tripod is best used with a remote timer, so there is no shake on the camera whatsoever, this will produce crisp quality images with no shake or blur.

 

3)      Shooting The Angles

To make the photo different to your competition, try shooting at different angles, from below, or above the product, gaining a different perspective can sometimes make the product stand out from the crowd. Different lenses will also have a similar effect.

 

4)      Light

One of the most important aspects of photography is the light, natural light is best, but depending on workloads it isn’t always possible to shoot during the day. A soft shadow produces good results for product photography, so a flash diffuser is recommended.

 

5)      Editing Software

There are lots of photo editing packages available, free to very expensive. Each package can vary depending on your needs, but features will include light distortions, adding blur, sharpening and straightening images. Research on adobe packages, or for free packages take a look at iPiccy, Pixlr and Aviary Phoenix

Placing Your Subject in a Photograph

While the first step toward taking excellent pictures is getting digital SLR cameras that are good enough to take the shots that you are after, the most important thing is how well you take the picture. A poor photographer with a great camera is still going to take low-quality pictures, while the best photographers in the world could take good shots with almost any device. One thing that you nee to know is how to place your subject in the shot.

Most people will just raise the camera, put the subject in the middle, and take the picture. This does not always look the best, though. What you want to do is to draw an imaginary grid over the area that is encompassed in the picture. Two lines should go up and two crossing lines should go from side to side. Those lines are going to intersect at four different points. These intersections are the best places for you to position the subject before you take the shot, moving them slightly off of the center.

Of course, you have to take into account all sorts of other factors, such as the lighting, the background and any other people who may be in the shot. Each picture is different, so you have to make some adjustments on the fly. You will get good at doing this over time, with practice. However, this rough guide can help you quickly make every picture that you take look better than it would have otherwise.