Make Your Own Product Images, You don’t HAVE to be a professional photographer.
You can make decent images using a smartphone. I often use the outdoors, different placemats and props to create my images.
You don’t have to be a professional to take your own product images.
Product photos have to be presentable. Sometimes creating a unique image (something that hasn’t been seen before) will help you stand out against the same stock photos that other sellers use.
This goes for any product, sometimes the product is you!
I carry a Fisheye Lens and a Selfie light in my car at all times, while I rarely use them – having them pays off on those unique moments.
(I also carry a GoPro Hero 6 – but Im vlogging nerd)
10 Tips For Taking Your Own Images
Tip 1: Face the light, but aim your smartphone downwards when taking photos so your shadow doesn’t appear in your final images.
Tip 2: When taking pictures in public, don’t worry about what others think, if they aren’t in the photo what is it to them
Tip 3: Experiment, I have taken some great images of products underwater (of course, they have to be waterproof items)
Tip 4: For 360 Social Media Pictures, use Panorama Mode and upload directly from your phone with the 360 option turned on.
Tip 5: Are you an Essential Oil business owner? Consider using Empty oil bottles if you are worried about damage and leaks during a shoot.
Tip 6: To edit, use an app like Snapseed and wrap the entire shoot up on your phone to save time.
Tip 7: Transfer your entire shoot to a Dropbox or Google Drive for safekeeping
Tip 8: Take more photos than you think you need! Trust me, in 4 months time you will wish you had variations for places like Instagram.
Tip 10: If you are really serious about creating a content bank for the next few months, consider a lighting kit and some flatlay props. I often use Kmart placemats as backgrounds.
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The whole lot are available in HD including 360 Degree Versions at the Essential Oils Image Hub