As a business owner, blogging can be an essential part of your online presence. Blogs that only contain words are great, but adding an image to accompany the text can really make a post pop. As much as I would love business owners to pay for professional photography to accompany every post, I understand that is not feasible in the sense of time or finances. One option is to scour stock photography websites, knowing you may not find exactly what you’re looking for. A better option, especially if it would be advantageous to have a photo of your unique product, is to take the photo yourself. The rest of this post will show you how to produce pictures of quality using items you probably already have around your house.
You Will Need
- Camera Phone (I have an Iphone 7)
- Large Flat Surface (A kitchen table will do)
- Large Window
The best place to set up is in front of a large door wall that has lots of natural, even light coming in. As a backdrop you can use a large sheet, any color works as long as it doesn’t clash with the color of your item. Your many need to iron the sheet if there is a ton of wrinkles in it.
To crate the vertical portion of the setup I used my box fan, but any item that will hold the sheet up with a flat surface will do.
Make sure the sheet is flat on the table surface so folds and wrinkles don’t distract from the item. Also, make sure that the item is placed near the crease where the table meets the fan. This will ensure that when you take the photograph, there is a full background behind the item. Below you can see my original photo and one that has simple edits done on the IPhone Photos App.
To access the editing portion of the Photos app, tap the levels slider button circled on the screen shot below.
Editing will be different for each photo, so make adjustments as needed and enjoy the new additions to your blog posts!