How To Do a Perfect Product Photography with a Smartphone.
Nowadays technologies are expanding very fast, especially photography with smartphones, so we should improve our photography skills. In this article, we want to teach you how to improve your abilities in the advertising photography. All you need is your smartphone.
The important thing that you should consider is learning product photography, it is not important what kind of smartphone or camera you may use. Check out these simple product photography tips to get the best result on your own personal social pages or business store.
1. Clean Your Camera Lens
You take your smartphone everywhere, so it may have germs and dust on its lens. It’s important to keep your lens clean to shoot clear and sharp photos.
2. Setup Your Phone on a Tripod
A tripod is an essential piece of equipment you’ll need for your smartphone product photography. It allows your phone to stay in a fixed position, which helps stabilize your images. It helps you get a better performance in low-light photography and keeps your image sharp.
3. Setup your background
Choosing the right background keeps the focus on the product and helps simplify the editing process.
4. Adjust your light.
One of the most important things in photography is the light setup that creates a big difference in photography.
Natural Light refers to any light that is created by sunlight, it is the best option for those who have a low budget but just because this is the cheaper option, doesn’t mean it has a lower quality.
One of the easiest ways for product lighting setup is to shoot indoor near a large window. Your window should be large enough to fully light your product. The window light should make a 90-degree angle with your product. If the light is direct and harsh, you should defuse the light with a white transparent object that lets the light through it for example, thin sheer curtain. If you don’t have great light, or you’re shooting of a dark object, use a white reflector like a paper that reflects the light so you get a fill light.
5. Aspect ratio
Set the aspect ratio to 3:2 or 4:3. It will help you to take full advantage of the whole sensor.
3:2 is the closest to the golden ratio, which makes your photo more balanced and appealing.
Painters & other artists have used this aspect ratio long before photographers.
4:3 aspect ratio is much more attractive and is a common standard of modern-day monitors, and screens.
We recommend changing your camera settings to the standard 4:3 then crop the photo according to the social media you want to use.
6. Always Use HDR mode
HDR Stands for ” High Dynamic Range”. It is made by merging multiple images taken at different exposure levels. When you are capturing HDR mood, your picture has more highlight and shadow details.
7. Don’t Zoom
On most smartphones when you zoom, the software makes you think you are magnifying the image, that you are actually not. We suggest bringing the camera closer instead of zooming.
8. Adjust exposure
For adjusting exposure in your smartphone, you should tap your finger on the screen to focus and then hold your finger up and down or Left & Right to adjust the exposure.
9. Edit Step
After the previous steps, editing is your last step. One of the greatest applications that are available for computers and smartphones is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Adobe Mobile lightroom. Lightroom is the best tool for professionals and those who want to make quick adjustments. You are able to retouch light, color, crop, rotate your images as you wish, and even adjust perspective.
On the other hand, Lightroom is able to save effects on a preset. It doesn’t matter if you know how to use Lightroom or not, you can easily use the presets and edit your photos to get your customer’s or visitors’ attention.
In the end, we put several links for those who want to know how to use presets in a few minutes.