OpenSky Think Tank: Training for Amazing Product Shots, Website and Blog Images

Today I’m leading a Think Tank call for The OpenSky Project to help educate suppliers and bloggers about how to take and present better images for products, websites, and blogs.

I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ll be covering and products I recommend to take your images to the next level… if you’ve got any specific questions, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to answer them!

It’s All About Light: Photography is all about light, whether direct or indirect, studio or natural. Pay attention to light that is available, where it’s coming from, the quality and source.

Simplify the Background: You always want to remove any distracting elements behind your subject, whether bright spots of light or objects that will distract your viewer. Look at all four corners of your viewfinder before pressing the shutter. Then adjust up, down or side to side to get the best angle.

Fill the Frame: It’s about the subject or product you’re featuring, not necessarily the environment so don’t be afraid to get up close and personal. Shoot details. Even consider shooting the packaging if it’s unique.

It’s the talent, not the tools that creates memorable images, so don’t underestimate what you can do if you learn some basics and have some basic equipment to meet your needs. Check below for a list of my recent photography articles.

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  • Debbie Lattuga

    Thanks, Tasra, I think this topic could be very popular.