Three Reasons to Get Professional Product Shots

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Three Reasons to Get Professional Product Shots

The world wide web has made e-commerce a possible reality for anyone with a good idea and a product to sell. If you have a functional bank account and some basic facility with computers, you can go through the steps to sell something online. This has led to a number of services that can help you accomplish this, like Productshots123, which specializes in taking product photos for e-commerce. The following are three reasons you should absolutely outsource this task if at all possible.

First and foremost is equipment. Lots of people have decent digital cameras these days. The average smartphone has a camera that is only a few steps behind a high-end dedicated camera. However, this doesn’t mean you have what you need to take a good product photo. The outlay associated with good product photos includes dedicated lighting tools, backdrops and a number of other elements. Some invest in these and learn how to use them for their online stores, but for many, it’s a better value proposition to get a good deal with a specialized product photographer.

Next up is quality. Taking a good product shot is more than just having the right equipment. It also involves arranging that shot. After arranging that shot is taking that shot, and after taking it is editing it. All of these are individual skills, and in a professional context, it’s not uncommon for each of these to be accomplished by a single specialist. You’ll want to hire a product photographer to take care of this instead. They’ll already have the skills, saving you the time and money associated with learning them, and they’ll have all of the skills keyed for product photography in particular. This means you’re only paying one individual for their services, instead of three, four or more.

Finally, you’ll want to look for a specialist for their attention to detail. Product photography is all about showing a product off in the best way possible. You want people looking at your photos to know what they’re looking at, and bring them as close as you can to the reality of your product while still presenting it in the best light. This takes an eye that many don’t have. A glance at a product photographer’s portfolio will very quickly give you an idea of what to expect, though, and you’ll be able to see what you can get for hiring them.

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  • Mihaela Day

    I cannot wait to get some professional shots of my baby girl :)

  • Marcia Lee

    At the moment, I am not in need of product shots. But thank you for your tips. There is a lot to consider when you are selling online.

  • slehan

    I don’t have any product of any kind right now, but I have a friend who is a whiz at camers work and editing.

  • tannawings

    Pro shots are great especially when it is several generations. We do them at reunions or try to.
    ellen beck

  • Nikki Ooi

    Thanks for the tips. So true, some things are better taken professionally. But for ebay and stuff I’ll just stick to my normal camera for now.

  • Seyma Shabbir

    I take event photos for my job at a university but the tips are good for people and products! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura @ The Salty Kitchen

    I love this post – it is so important!

  • Shannon

    These are all wonderful tips! Thank you very much for sharing.

  • Cheryl Grandy

    I agree. There is much more to taking good product shots than just focusing the camera. A good professional can make the difference between an okay shot and a spectacular shot.

  • Myrna

    Thanks for these great tips.