So this an awesome topic to be discussed on. Product photography is something in which the sky is the limit. You can use your creativity to farthest extent possible and can produce too much awesome and unique photos. You have to always imagine out what extra what more you can do with the product for which you are taking photo for the catalog or for an advertisement. So let’s gets get started.
1. Learn about the subject.
The first thing which is important for you to take awesome and great photos. The main thing you know is to take 30 or 40 photos of the same subject or the product and every photo is unique. So the main thing you should take care about is the use and the theme of the product which will make your photo more and more meaningful and the purpose of taking the photo is really completed. For example,if you are taking photo of a digital watch and the color is blue then you can understand the color blue relates to water. So in this case what you can do is take a clean and transparent jar, fill it up with water and drop the watch in the jar. Take the photos when the watch is dropping, you can clearly observe the photos which are getting produced are out of the box.
2. Try out props.
Always try out some props, they fill in the background. If you only capture the product the frame will look very much empty. When you will add props to the background a nice context about the product will be reflected out. For example if you are clicking a photo of a old and antique camera and go to the nearest antique shop and get some antiques like a old box, or a old pocket watch. Just rent it and start imagining what you can do with the props. Just take a picture of the product itself and one with all the props in the background, you will wonder how can a little change like that can dramatically make your photo awesome.
3.Get into the process.
Always try to photograph out the use of the product like if it is sunglasses then take anyone or hire a model make them wear it and then click it.See you may think product photography is a very boring and kind of a monotonous genre in photography where you can do nothing more awesome and unique but trust me the only thing you have to do is going an extra mile. Yes if possible go to the place where the product is manufactured, try to photograph the process of it being made. Or photograph it using it’s raw materials as a prop as in the photo just above.The photo will be a lot more meaningful and the main purpose of you taking the product’s photo will be completed.
4. Getting into the highlights,
It’ always good to show the highlights which the company is telling while marketing the product then what will happen is you can easily satisfy your client or the company you are taking the photos for or if you are doing it for yourself then just think about the different types of things and aspects you will get to go click click!! And it is also important because it will really show up all the features that the product hold.
5. Explore the Product.
You know a very basic thing about product photography is your ability to explore the product. Actually it is not about ability because everyone is able but a very little people really do that. Almost everyone has a creative mind what everyone needs is the place to effectuate it make it work. So it is highly recommended from my to side to go on and explore the product, if possible just go and use that product. If using is not possible then what you should do is just take the product and observe it for a while. Now a question must be arising in your mind that what observing the product will benefit you, well you will be aware of the the sight of the object from different angles which will make you think and figure out every possibility of a good picture with the product.
See the main thing thing which will make you stand out of the mass is the creativity of yours, and your spirit to go that extra mile. Always try to shoot more than what you think is perfect, because in photography nothing is enough.
So with that said just pick you camera and go click click of any product you like.
Thanks for reading.