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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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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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How can I fix false rainbow-looking color shades in pictures of fabric?

I just took a few pictures and realized they all came out with this "rainbow" looking shades. How can I fix it in post-processing? See below.
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How can I create more depth when shooting clothing on a mannequin?

I just started learning how to take pictures of clothing on a mannequin. I decided to take pictures against a wall in a shady area. The result is a flat image that doesn't show off form very well. ...
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Does the DSLR camera's body (Canon EOS700D and EOS 6D) makes difference in image quality, when using the Canon Macro 100mm f2.8L USM?

Does the DSLR camera's body (Canon EOS700D and EOS 6D) makes difference in image quality, when using the Canon Macro lens 100mm f2.8L USM for the jewelry photography?
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How to flatten clothing for product shoot?

I'm trying to emulate some of the non-model product photography on the adidas website. I'm assuming its flat-lay but in a lot of cases it looks hung with a bit of movement visible. Lines are very ...
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Why am I getting dull pictures with my Nikon D3300?

I have a Nikon d3300 that I newly purchased for taking pictures of products. I'm not professional and neither do my pictures look. I tried every way from changing the settings , trying all the rooms ...
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How to remove reflections from an image in Photoshop

How can I fix the parts that contain light reflections in the following image using Photoshop:
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Why does the same product look different in my shot than it does in an example from a different studio?

I am taking photos of two products which have same shape and size - only their design is different: The picture on left was taken using a different camera/lens in a studio, however the one on right ...
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Avoiding reflections when taking close-ups of a wrist-watches dial

I am currently trying to make a close-up of the dial of a wrist-watch. The result I am trying to achieve should look like this: My biggest problem is that the glass reflects almost everything. The ...
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Accurate Product Images: Gray Point, White Point, Black Point

For accurate color representation I use (or: accurate exposure and blacks/whites), I'm using a gray card that shows middle gray white black Example Image: While shootings products, I always take a ...
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How to reduce reflections on flat lay mirrored sunglasses?

I'm trying to photograph mirrored sunglasses in a flat lay set up but am having too much trouble with reflections. I'm hoping someone can help me with a light setup and any other ideas so I don't have ...
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What should I consider when getting a camera for product photography?

I am planning to get a camera for some product photography. I have a tripod and white cardboard area. I think I will not require a high-end camera for this. I am simply planning to get photos of gift ...
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What Is the Right Term to Describe Relation of Object Size to Photo Size?

I am in a product photography and was asked to take a photo with a product and make sure it takes 80% of photo space. Is there a right term used to describe this in photography? I did a few searches ...
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What can I do to take better/more interesting photographs of tabletop games?

I do a lot of writing about tabletop games, some of it paid, professional work. Often, editors ask that I also supply photographs of the games in play to illustrate the articles. I know very little ...
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How was this photo of a shoe suspended above a wet pavement taken?

How do you reckon that this photo was taken? What fascinates me is how the shoe was captured just before hitting the ground, and with the focus being sharp and centered on the object. Photo credits: ...
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Assignment Question: equipment required for product photography

I've come across this question in my assignment and i just wanted to see if my answer is some what correct? Question: An Advertising agency has hired you to photograph a large range of dry goods ...
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Shooting glass product with embossment

Have been going crazy trying to wrap our heads around our problem for the past 2 weeks trying to find the right equipment settings, position our camera and lights for photoshoot. We need to take ...