Thanks so much for coming to our ETSY Photo workshop last week.
Choose one of your products and photograph it in 5 different ways over 5 days. Use the hashtag #oneproduct5ways to share your photos.
Inspiration: Try using natural light at different times during the day, experimenting with angle of view, using different surfaces and backgrounds, going outside in countryside or urban environment.
Basic Camera settings
No 1 tip is use a tripod for stability and consistent angel of view. If you want to prop flat lay or overhead product shots you’ll need one with a horizontal column like this: https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/290-dual-kit-alu-3-sec-tripod-w-90-column-and-3w-head
Shoot in Manual (M) mode for full control
How fast the shutter opens. Faster - freeze motion but need more light, below 1/80 you’ll need a tripod
How wide the lens is open. lower number = less in focus, higher number more in focus but need more light.
How sensitive the camera is to light. Higher number more light but above 800 iso you will start to see grain/noise. For the cleanest, sharpest images shoot at ISO 100 or 200.
What the camera sees as ‘white’ This can depend on the ambient light, in morning it is cooler (more blue) and it’s warmer in evening (more yellow). It’s crucial to get this right for your colours to be reproduced accurately.
Watch this video for more detail and examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
White tac, masking tape, white gaffer tape, glue dots, fishing wire.
The ‘Learn’ pages on my new website contain lots of free presentations and tips: www.yeshen.uk