I recently got a new camera, the Samsung NX3000, and I am trying to better the quality of my blog photos. For that, I have been researching online how other people take their blog photos, only to be surprised by the fact that not many people share that information. So that’s what I’m doing in this post. Keep in mind that I’m not a professional and by no means do I think that my photos are better that anyone else’s. I just like seeing how other people do it and I thought you wold too.
One of the things I have been paying more attention to recently is lighting. It is really important that you have plenty of light, not only for your pictures to look nice, but also for the quality to be better. Natural light is always better and by natural light I don’t mean direct sunlight. Try to find a spot next to a bright window.
Here I am using a white board and a reflective surface to try and get less harsh shadows. I prefer using these items instead of artificial light but that’s up to you. Just remember that a white surface is a really good light bouncer. Play around with different spots around your house and different items that might bounce off the light from a window.
Lastly you need to think about your background. I am lucky enough to have a white wall and a white table in my living room! I feel like an all white background makes for a more ‘clean’ look but I like experimenting with other surfaces too like I did here. However, white backrounds get boring very easily! You can either create a nice, decorative background like the pictures above (where I was shooting for this post) unless you want a close up of your product, where it fills the whole picture, so you don’t need any background at all (see example here).
At the end of the day I believe you should try different thigs and figure out what works best for you and your blog. I find that using different textures and surfaces really helps me be creative with the pictures I take therefore taking better photos!
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