Natural Light Product Photography Ideas

Photography isn’t the easiest skill to learn, and product photography is considered a particularly difficult kind of image making. Even seasoned professional photographers in other fields get pretty stumped when it comes to shooting product images because it can be a highly technical genre. Ideally every person selling products would have the budget to pay a specialist product photographer. But the reality is that those running small businesses often don’t have that kind of luxury. Lots of photographers will tell you that you need loads of expensive lights, a huge space, and lots of technical know-how in order to shoot …

Sourcing Props for Natural Product Photography

It’s made me happy over the last few years that small business owners have moved towards a more natural product photography style that doesn’t require the technical know-how of a perfect white background shot. That’s not to say that natural product photography doesn’t require any photography know-how, but I certainly think it’s easier to achieve in a small space and on a budget. I covered some of the basics of natural light product photography here on another blog, but I think that styling the images is also really important. Sourcing props can be really tough when you’re a beginner – …

Behind The Image #2 – Dragon Drawstring Bag

This might seem like a strange one to talk about – especially for number two on the list (not that the order of the post indicates any particular ranking, mind you). But product photography was my bread and butter for a good chunk of my photography career. In my mid-twenties (eight years ago now) I worked full time as a product photographer in a large London studio. I stuck it out for about a year before chucking it in. The work was hard. Well, all photography work is hard. But eight hour days shooting up to fifty products in a …