Great product photography is the number one seller of your work online. When people can’t touch and feel your work they need to be able to experience that through your photography. Recognizing that having the right equipment and space to photograph your work can be challenging for craftspeople we have created a product photography studio in the Quidi Vidi Village Artisan Studios outfitted with everything you need to get those great shots!
The studio and equipment is available for craftspeople to rent. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we will work with you to find an available time. See below for our schedule and fees.
Schedule and fees
Wednesday – Sunday
10am – 12:30pm $10/ half day
1pm – 3:30pm $10/ half day
10am -3:30pm $25/ day
What you get!
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Camera Body with 18-55mm Kit Lens
Softbox Lighting Set
White Presentation Backdrop on Stand
Foldio Portable Studio Lightbox with white and black backgrounds
10” Ring Light with Stand for Phone
Access to a computer and photo editing software
*It is highly recommended you bring your own memory card
Planning your shoot!
A well planned shoot can make a huge difference to how your photographs turn out. Before you arrive think about the below and start a list so you are organized and don’t miss anything.
- What products do you want to photograph
- What will the photos be used for
- Do you need to consider the layout proportions for different online applications
- Do you need multiple angles of each product
- Do you want to use props, what props will compliment your product
- Do you require a model to wear your product
- What type of image do you want to achieve (See below for more information on types)
Types of Images
- Stacklay: A stack of similar products that have a slight variation, with the top product is the focal point (example: material design, different colors)
- Flatlay: A product is laid flat and photographed from above with additional styling elements added to the image.
- Isolated: The product is isolated without any additional styling props or embellishments.
- Modeled: The product is worn on a model.
- Macro/close up: Details to show textures etc. (Please note we do not have a macro lens at this time that would be required to capture close up detail on small products such as jewelry. If this is something you would be interested in please let us know!)
For more product photography resources visit Amy Eaton’s YouTube page.