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Guidelines to Taking Photographs of Products

You will need

1. At least two good light sources, more the better

2. A Camera

3. A clean, bright white poster paper or similar

4. A light box (optional)

5. A table or workspace

Camera / Resolution

You can use a digital, DSLR or even your smartphone camera to take the photographs but the resolution should be good. Make sure the pictures are not blurry.


1. Use a white or light gray backdrop behind your product to give your photographs a clean and consistent look and to eliminate distractions. You can create your own backdrop easily by using a sheet, rolled paper, foam board, or a wall. It is best to make a “sweep” so that your backdrop is not only behind the product, but underneath it as well. This will greatly speed up your post production workflow!

2. If you are taking photographs at shop, take the white poster or sheet with you.


1. Utilize a table so that your product sits higher, which will make it easier for you to photograph your product during the photoshoot. Depending upon the type of image stabilization equipment you choose to use, it would be easy to prop your smartphone on the table as well.


1. There are many options for lighting, but the easiest and most budget- friendly option to use is natural window light. Set up your product and equipment near a large window to allow for ample light in your frame.

2. If natural light is difficult for you to find, try using a one or two lamps or place the product under a good light.

3. Multiple lights are ideal. Try to use at least 2 lights.

4. A third light at the top is even better

Image Stabilization

Although smartphone cameras do contain internal image stabilization software, there will still be camera shake if you hand-hold your phone, resulting in blurry images. Try to use a tripod or any other stand for smartphone/camera.

Photography Steps

Example 1 of 9 (shoes)

Example 2 of 9 (decoration)

Example 3 of 9 (shirts)

Example 4 of 9 (stuff toy)

Example 5 of 9 (clothing)

Example 6 of 9 (toys)

Example 7 of 9 (Furniture / Bed)

Example 8 of 9 (Furniture / Chair)

Example 9 of 9 (tea set)