Questions tagged [product-photography]

Questions related to photography that involves a single defined subject that is typically intended for product documentation or advertising.

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Image Magick - altering colour levels automatically

I've been tasked with finding a way to automatically crop and colour adjust product images. The images are on a white-ish background with somewhat inconsistent lighting. Manually, we'd use photoshop ...
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Which equipment is suitable for close-up photos of electronic circuits?

I want to start a YouTube channel to explain electronics and circuits, ideally with quality like in this video. I've watched over 50 videos on YouTube and tried to understand their setups, but haven't ...
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What colour for background extraction on plant photos?

I'm working on a plant store website. Usually, for product photos we use a green screen background, so that we can remove the background and use any background we want for the product. But for plants ...
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How do I get rid of this orange tint and reflection while keeping my label well lit and visible?

Image results and studio lighting set up Linked are the images of my set up (2 grid strip boxes, 1 softbox, and using 3 x800 white lighting strobes). I'm using the large softbox as my background ...
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How can I keep background material in place for jewelry photos?

I want to make my jewelry photography better by using silk as a background but I want the material to look as if it was loosely thrown as on the picture below. The problem is that it keeps bending in ...
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What are the best practices to shoot similar angles and sizes of product photographs?

The issue is that after I do the shoot and want to re-do the shots, I do not know where to exactly position the camera like how near it is, the angle, and etc. It creates images that are not ...
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What Canon mirrorless Camera would suit for product photography? [closed]

In our Company we have a special tool for making product photos. The tool consists of lightbox and turntable in it. It all connects to a PC where special software controls light intensity, turns the ...
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Bulk crop JPEGs with alignment of apparel shots with models

We have got several hundrets of photos for an online shop shot on different models. All of them have a plain white background, but vary in clipping (?). We need to crop them in following way: aspect ...
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How do I photograph large appliances with glass doors for product showcasing?

I have a Canon m50 camera and use the default lens that came with it, a 15-45mm lens. I work in a company that makes stainless steel products, many of them with glass. So the problem is that there ...
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Which of these cameras are better for product photography? [closed]

My sister in law has an online store which she sells her handmade bracelets in there. Currently she is using her Android phone's camera for photography but she asked me to look for a real camera for ...
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How to photograph glossy surfaces to show defects more clearly?

I want to take a photo of an Apple Watch to show the scuff marks and the scratches on the watch face. However if I take a short cut and use an mobile phone to take a shot, because of the ...
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How can I date old 3½“ × 3½” pictures on Kodak paper with a “128B” mark?

These are from approximately the 60s. Back of pictures coded 128B “Kodak paper” Picture size inches 3 1/2 by 3 1/2
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How to capture the texture of 8 mm semi precious stone bead?

What method would you recommend me to use if I wanted to reconstruct in 3d semi precious beads ? Amethist, aghates, aquamarine ect with highly accurate results ? How am I suppose to get the texture ...
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How can I photograph a book spread and keep a natural look?

I've ran into this issue trying to update my (graphic design) portfolio in the past. How can I set up a book to shoot it and minimize the amount of required retouching? How do I keep the book open (...
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How will a studio camera with tilt and shift compare to stacking 35mm images?

I use a Nikon d850 with 200mm micro Nikon lens mainly for jewelry photography and stacking is my regular approach. The major problem I have with that is in the shades where definition, detail, etc. ...
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What should I look for in a lens in order to make my product photography more sharp?

What would be the most appropriate lens to use with a Canon Rebel T3i for taking product images of pottery vases and plates about 8" to 20" high? Images of single products are for web use, while group ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

I am trying to get my images sharp, but I always notice there are some blurry edges that are further from the lens. I basically set my ISO to 100 and tried to work my way from there. Since I was ...
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How to isolate white subject from a white background?

I am quite new to photoshop, but I have always been having problems creating products on a pure white background. I need it for online selling, but it is a daunting task for me--especially since I do ...
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What's the best way to avoid color fringing in shadows using budget gear?

First post! I'm a toy collector and like to take pictures and videos of my collection. I've got a lightbox and turntable from Foldio which is great for my needs because I don't have a lot of space ...
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

I own a Nikon D3500. I want to buy a lens so I can take photos of products (Flowers - Bouquets - Plants) to upload to my e-shop. I am working on a flower shop. I already have a white studio 90cm X ...
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How to hold a watch for product photography?

As commented, I'm doing some product photography for smartwatches, I want to achieve certain "poses" with the watch... I have tried different options like plasticine but, the shape and angle of the ...
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Is a 50mm lens suitable for product photography?

I have a 50mm lens, and I am still a beginner. Is this lens suitable for product photography, especially food?
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Clamp & articulating arm suggest for overhead photography rig

I’m in the process of building an overhead photography rig for food photography I’ve got a single horizontal metal bar going across the long length of the table with the idea of clamping something ...
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It is necessary to create your own profile for camera in product photography?

I'm trying to understand how necessary are the camera profiles (own) in a commercial shoot/product photography. I photograph clothes on a white background on a model (to make it clearer, something ...
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Shadowless Product Photography with illuminated bottom?

I'm interested in shadowless product photography. My current setup is a tent: It came with some backgrounds but they have horrible folds and I just can't iron them out, so I'm using a thin wooden ...
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Lighting on highly reflective surfaces - chromed Dobro guitar

TL:DR - is there a better/smarter/easier/more convincing way to light this? I've taken on the challenge of photographing a friend's guitar collection. I don't anticipate difficulties with most of it. ...
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How to avoid objects casting shadows when taking pictures of products?

I am starting my own business and need to take photos of my products. However, the lighting in my apartment is not that great and it is also cloudy and rainy outside, so no sunlight in here or ...
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Mobile photography and color chart

I have read online that to get colors right in photo you need to use color chart. I have searched online, but have not found any information if color chart is used(should be used) also when taking ...
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Professional photo to pop-up banner

The company I work for is wants to order this 10ft banner for a trade show: https://www.postupstand.com/all-products/led-and-digital/lightbox-displays/10-lux-seg-backlit-pop-up-display.html They ...
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General rules of thumb for selling photos at art festivals?

I am considering selling my work after a lot of interest of my work has recently been generated. I want to join a local art festival to see how it goes and if it is worth pursuing. For instance, ...
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Carry bag product photography [closed]

This is my project to challenge myself this week. Getting a professional product photography done for a transparent/ semitransparent carry bag. Challenges - it doesn't not have a firm shape - ...
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How to reduce shadows on product photos when there is no room between the subject and the background?

I sell horse equipment and my photos are created against a white background with the items on hooks right against the wall or background. I get a lot of shadows, but it is the only way to display the ...
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How to increase contrast/brightness of product photos?

[Warning: I'm not a pro photographer!] Hi guys. I need to take a lot of product pictures for my blog. I'm using my Canon G5 X (compact) and continuous lighting of 3x 125 W 5500К bulbs in softboxes (...
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Other than camera and lens, what gear do I need for macro photography for stock items?

I just bought a Sony A6000 with Sony SEL30M35 (E 30mm F3.5 Macro). I need to take close up photos of small items (5-20cm, and not reflective or shiny) for stock photos, so I'll be able to set up the ...
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How can I improve my photographs of bedsheets for use in an online store?

Background I sell bed sheets, I usually get product images with complete bed room set, while I wanted just bed sheet digital print image that I can use in any bed room mockup, to test different ...
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What kind of light is used in this photograph? [closed]

What kind of light is used in this photography?
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Product photos of lamps [duplicate]

I am to do some photos of artistic desk lamps and other lights soon and am after some advice. I anticipate it being hard as the light will be coming from the subject itself. Possibly needing to take ...
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How do I take pictures of a mat from the top? [duplicate]

My mats are 6x9 feet and I want to take pictures at a perpendicular angle from the top so that it is even. As of now I am taking pictures from the side. Here is how I am looking to take the picture: ...
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What do I need to change to prevent this denim looking grain/noise in my product photos?

I'm an amateur and I'm reading everything that I can to learn how to take decent product photos and get the best out of the equipment that I have... My question is specifically, what is likely causing ...
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How to photograph a few dozen calligraphic greeting cards in exquisite detail?

I need to photograph a few dozen hand-written calligraphic greeting cards in exquisite detail so that a calligrapher can try to combine the style. While I have reasonable experience in personal ...
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360° product photography or video?

I have a Nikon camera, and I was playing around with a turntable table that can rotate 360 degrees on its own trying to get a nice 360° product photography of different products like glasses and rings ...
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Recommend photo editor with selective edit feature (like Snapseed)? [closed]

I've been using Snapseed and love what it can do, but I have been trouble getting it to save properly (see my previous question). In particular I LOVE the selective edit feature which allows me to ...
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Am I legally allowed to publish my own photos of commercial products on my website and social media?

I am a freelance fashion & wedding photographer from India, and now have started product photography. I have done a lot of test shoots at my home studio using brands like Coke, perfumes, beauty ...
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What causes color artifacts on the strings while shooting guitars?

We're doing a photoshoot of a guitar collection. The photos are coming out great, but there is a specific color aberration on the strings. The guitar strings are braided by a thin metal wire, which ...
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How can I get all of the text on a reflective surface (DVD case) in focus?

I've recently upgraded to a Nikon D3400 Single Lens Kit (18-55mm) from a Pentax Optio A10. Aside from family photos, I would also use the Pentax take photos of DVD cases (for listing on ebay) using ...
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Taking photo with custom name [closed]

I am making a school management system, which allows students to be registered on the system along side with their photo. Every one know the pain of uploading single photo of 500 students.. So I ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox? [closed]

I'm thinking about buying a fluorescent lamp to light up a 40cm X 40cm softbox. I need to take pictures with a pure white background for an online catalog of jewelry (gems, emeralds, etc). Is a 490-...
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What kind of lens do I need to take a photo of jewelry like this?

I am trying to do some pretty jewelry photography and I am wondering what type of lens I would need to create a shot like this? Also what is the lighting environment required to take this shot?
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Why are my product photographs not sharp?

I just bought a Canon 750D. The picture has too much noise. The detail/shine of the diamond is not really showing. I am also using a tripod and timer. The lens is the EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS STM. ...
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How to deal with fabric colors? Studio strobe lighting

i've problem with colors. On the right is fabric with WB set with X-rite Color Checker Passport, and the camera profile is also made with Passport. On the left is this same photo but after more ...

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