Product photography for Etsy & MadeIt
This Sundays studio visit is all about product photography….
As some readers may know I have online stores on Etsy and MadeIt featuring functional ceramic tablewares and jewellery. In these stores I have a clean uncluttered look which focuses on the product, especially in the main shop image. When a buyer clicks through to the product I do have shots of the bowls with foodstuffs in them, necklaces around necks and rings on fingers to give the product some scale and provide a more ‘real’ context for the potential customer. These images have previously also been on white backgrounds…. until recently…
Going back ten months…. In the lead up to last New Years Eve I took some images of a few statement rings within the context of dressing up for the occasion…. but since then had not explored the concept further.
Recently I have been thinking about re-approaching this idea, and have begun by staging some of my tablewares in a ‘real’ kitchen environment.
A limitation is the size and format of the images you can have on these online platforms…. for example MadeIt images fit into an exact square… I want to feature the product, so a fair bit of the background needs to be cropped out – the upside though means I need less of a clean kitchen….lol!!
Then there is the question of depth of field and which images look better? I’m not super happy with either of these images, so will do a bit more playing around with my aperture settings….
So thats about it for this Sunday – the kitchen has become the studio!! (I knew it had to be good for something)
I’ll leave you with some of the other in situ images i have been experimenting with…. have a great week 🙂