Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Where do you take your product photos?

Photo from Life in the Thrifty Lane
Since one of the key things to successful online sales is to have good product photos, I'm always interested in seeing different photo locations and setups. When wandering around the blogosphere, I ran across Life in the Thrifty Lane and she had a post that included a photo of where she takes her product pictures.

I thought it would be fun to see how everyone else is doing their product photos. I have used several different locations in the 15 months I've had my shop. During the summer months, I like to take pictures outside and use the natural sunlight. My favorite props are a large rock and a Navajo moccasin.

Taking a photo on the couch
When the weather cooled down, I tried doing photos on my front porch so I could still take advantage of natural light. During the colder months, I'm at work during daylight hours, so I've tried a few other things. I sometimes drape a blanket or other fabric on the couch and prop the product up there. We have a female upper body form that I can hang from a cabinet door in the kitchen to do photos of necklaces. I usually have to pin fabric up behind it to prevent seeing the kitchen.

Body form hanging on cupboard door
Other props I've used are interesting glass containers, a pewter stein, stuffed animals, and even a cupboard door purchased from Ikea's "as is" area.  Take a look through some of the items in my shop to see how they turned out.  Any constructive criticism is welcome.

Share your photo locations/setups here. Link to a blog post or a photo on Flickr. I'll leave this up for a week to see what we get.

2 mad comments:

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog! Can't wait to see more pictures of other settings :)

Kari said...

Karen! Your dog is absolutely precious! I want to get on the floor and play with it! :) Thanks so much for sharing it's cuteness with me!!!!

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