Shooting Great Product Shots

February 27, 2008

With the advent of the digital camera, there are more people shooting pictures of their products for use on the Web and in other areas of their promotional campaign. This leads to some great pictures and some really awful ones.

The folks who created Bling It have created a short video (go ahead, it’s free) that gives you some pointers on getting better pictures. Some of their top suggestions:

  • Don’t use a flash
  • Fill the frame with the product
  • Try to shoot in natural daylight
  • Hold the camera still. Use a tripod or steady your arm on a wall or table.

Have you Bling! ed Your Thing?
All very good common sense things to keep in mind. Yet non-professionals don’t always remember them all when it comes time to get some pictures.

If you aren’t already familiar with Bling It, it is a cool utility that takes plain product shots and adds “bling” to them to help them drive more sales. All things we could do in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, but it makes this exact task very easy to do.

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