Product photography is an essential part of the eCommerce conversion process. Customers want to see what they are buying and know that it is the product they want before making a purchase. This blog post will guide you through how to take better product photos for your website so that customers can easily make informed decisions about their purchases!
What is the best time of day to take photos for your eCommerce store?
While there are many factors to consider when taking photos for your eCommerce store, the best time is usually early morning or late evening. Photos taken during these hours will appear more natural and less grainy than those at midday due to light levels being considerably lower compared with other times in 24 hours; also, people tend not to be as active between 9 pm-6 am so they can rest their eyes from screens all day long!
The ideal lighting conditions that exist before sunrise and after sunset result in an increased contrast ratio which provides deeper blacks while maintaining lighter shades like whites/lights on clothing pieces. This deepens colors overall by illuminating dark areas without overexposing highlights – something you want if you’re trying to achieve.
The best time to take photos for your eCommerce store is in the late morning or early afternoon. This will eliminate all the harsh shadows that you may have created from shooting too high, which could make images look flat and not as good.
What are some tricks to taking better product photos?
- Properly set up your product. You want the product to be well lit and have a clean background with no distraction from other objects in the photo. Please get rid of any reflection or glare on the surface of your product and make sure that it is positioned correctly, so you don’t distort its shape.
- Use props if necessary. Suppose you want to take a picture of a sports product, such as foresight golf stimulators. In that case, it may be better if you could set it properly. However, ensure you sell only the brand that makes fantastic quality products. That way, you gain returning customers. Don’t worry about who will buy the golf simulator; newbies learning how to play golf would appreciate using the product.
- Take pictures from multiple angles and perspectives. You can take photos from above your product or below your product to give customers different views of what they’re buying.
How to create a studio-like background in your home
We are lucky to live in a time when we can take advantage of technology and generate photo backgrounds that fool the eye. One way you could do this is by creating your studio-like background at home, using nothing but what you have around the house.
There are many techniques to create a studio-like background in your home. One of these is using black curtains and other dark colors for the walls around you and providing some soft light source (such as an overhead lamp) with no shadows cast that the camera lens could capture. Another way would involve placing a large white or greyboard behind you, which will reflect any color from lights used onto it back to your subject’s face, creating more depth in their features when photographed against this surface – but make sure not to have anything else reflecting off of it such as plants or windows, so they don’t show up on film!
Different ways you can edit your pictures after taking them with Photoshop or other editing apps.
The first thing you should do is make sure your camera settings are set to automatic. This means that the camera will take care of all of the adjustments on its own for things like exposure, white balance, and more. You can adjust these manually, but it’s best not to start with them adjusted as manual adjustments often result in over or underexposure.
Another essential thing to keep in mind is lighting. You’ll want to take the photo outside or near a window where the light will make your product pop against the background and give you better detail for editing purposes. If that’s not possible, find an area with natural light before taking pictures indoors without a flash, so it doesn’t cast an unnatural shadow.
Photoshop is a great way to edit your pictures before you post them. You can make adjustments with the drawing tools or cut and paste parts of images together like Legos! It’s easy to use for any level of skill. When I’m done editing my photo in Photoshop, it looks fantastic because I’ve taken all these extraordinary steps that anyone could do if they wanted their photos looking more professional and not so “snapshot” style-like (although there are also some apps where you can take snapshots).
It’s essential to keep in mind that the primary goal of taking product photos for your eCommerce store is to sell products. Go through each stage of the customer journey and try different angles, backgrounds, lighting styles, colors, and more until you find what works best – don’t forget about editing!