When selling a product online a high-quality photograph is essential! Fortunately, Canon has come up with a simple method you can use at home to get studio product shots quickly and easily.
- A camera (Canon EOS 6D pictured)
- A laptop
- A black reflective surface, here a book cover is used
- A-4 white paper
- A lamp or torch
- Two file clips
It’s important to use a smaller aperture to avoid shallow photographs that fail to capture the entire product clearly, but don’t go smaller than f/16 or you may bring the laptop screen into focus. The best aperture to use is between f/4 to f/8, but this is up to you. Ensure you set your ISO to 100 to get the sharpest results possible without too much noise.
Run a Google search for backgrounds that you would like to use in your product shot. In their tutorial, Canon recommends searching “bokeh” photos, pictured above. Download one that you’d like to use, preferably in HD.
Ensure that the background you’ve downloaded fills your screen and place the reflective surface over your laptop’s keyboard. Bend your laptop to 90 degrees to ensure the background you’ve chosen reflects on the dark surface.
To avoid backlit photos, lower the screen’s brightness and place a white piece of A-4 at the side your laptop. Shine a light through the paper to create a softer lighting.
All images from Canon
Featured photo credit: canon/Little Visuals via littlevisuals.co