Top 5 Photography Accessories Recommendations
Oct 24, 2023
Check out our top 5 accessories recommendations for product photography!
Capture your product in the right light and accurately convey your products’ colors and textures to reduce the time spent editing your images post-photoshoot. This will also add to the overall mood and atmosphere of your product and image. Move your light source around to get rid of any unwanted shadows and glares as well.
There’s different types of lighting sources you could use but we recommend using continuous lighting to get soft, even, and diffused lighting for both smartphone and DSLR photography use. Because continuous lights are always on, it may be easier for you to visualize how your photo will turn out since the lights are already set up. Softboxes, LED panels, ring lights, and fluorescent lights are some examples of continuous light sources you could use.
The backdrop you choose should elevate your product as much as possible rather than distract from it. Make sure it complements your product and goes with your overall brand. White backdrops are most widely used in the e-commerce world because of its ability to adapt, isolate, and bring extra luminosity to a product. Backdrops come in all different colors, forms, and textures whether it’s cloth, paper, wood, etc. Select a backdrop based on the atmosphere and style you want for your images.
The secret behind a clear and high quality image is a tripod. Use a tripod to not only stabilize your shots (especially for long exposure shots), but also to maintain consistent camera positioning and framing to achieve a cohesive series of images. This is especially important for e-commerce websites where product images need to be in uniform. Since holding a camera still for an extended period of time is tricky, allow the tripod to do the work for you so you can put more attention towards other aspects of your shoot.
4. Acrylic Plate
As for props, acrylic plates are commonly used to showcase items such as jewelry or glassware for a clean and modern look. The glossy and reflective nature of these adds a nice touch. Clear acrylic plates especially give off the illusion that your product is floating. Overall, the versatility and aesthetics of these props in the way they’re designed and function makes them a popular choice for product photographers.
5. Hard Foam Geometric Blocks
Use these geometric foam blocks to add depth and dimension to your images to break up the flat, one-dimensional surface. Because these props come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, it is rather easy to incorporate them into your shoots to style your products. Play around with the different angles and perspectives you can create and allow the geometric shape of these props to complement the design of your product!