Tiles help you take photos of small attractive products

Do you like to take photos of small attractive products…or gifts or items you buy for your home? Well we do, and it is always a challenge to find a good setting for the photo: the right table, the right surface, the right background…I think you know what I mean. Even professional photographers work hard to find an attractive way to photograph a product so that the product stands out.

To get a few ideas on improving our techniques we’ve been poking around and, as we searched we came across a pro with what we think are some truly good ideas for small products. See what you think.

Laya Gerlock explains…

Tiles Are a Product Photographer’s Best Friend

As a product photographer, I’ve always had a problem with finding what to use as a background. Even more so when I need to go to my client to shoot their products.

Before, I was limited to shooting on a black granite tile. Then I added some do-it-yourself wood planks into my props collection, but carrying the wood planks was a big problem, as they were too heavy and I could only limit myself to about 2 wood planks per shoot.

Fast forward a bit. I was in the hardware store to get something when I saw a piece of tile that resembled a rocky surface, which was perfect for a shot I wanted to create. Then my curiosity with different tiles was born.


See more of what Laya has to offer here: http://petapixel.com/2016/03/01/tiles-product-photographers-best-friend/


Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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