Product photography is a lot of fun to experiment with, even if you’re not a product photographer. It can teach us things about composition, light, and how different surfaces react to that light which we might not otherwise have discovered. But once you’ve gone past the basics, how do you push yourself to go that bit further?
Photography ideas are all about inspirations to keep your creative juices flowing. It is easy to lose steam when you are stuck in the affairs of the world, and your camera gathers dust. Sooner than you think it can be forgotten. Very soon you could find yourself compelled to list it on eBay for sale.
Coming out of the camera and through Photoshop is probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing a hover board. But levitating objects, either by throwing them and hoping you get lucky with timing or by suspending them and removing the string in Photoshop, can be a great way to show off an item in an unfamiliar way that immediately grabs the viewer’s attention.
These have started to become more frequent of late, especially as more people want to show off their gear or new toys to social media. So, while the technology itself isn’t new, there are many different ways you can arrange or color-coordinate those products in front of the lens to make them stand out.
Human interaction is always a good thing with products. But it can be difficult. Let’s face it. Most photographers aren’t exactly model material. But getting hands-on with the products in front of the camera, even if the hand is the only part you keep, can add that human touch not often seen in product photography.
Mirrors are notoriously challenging to work with. The significant advantage of using them is that they reflect everything. However, the considerable disadvantage of using them is that they reveal everything. When you manage to pull off the look you’re after, they can be a mind-bender of Escher proportions, but they can be tough to arrange just correctly. They’re worth the effort, though.
Natural light isn’t typically the first light source people think of when shooting product photography. Usually, we use strobes, speed lights, or some form of continuous light with the camera locked off on a tripod. But natural light can add a unique twist to our images that make them stand out among the crowd.