Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Heather, and the sweet girls from Bloom asked me to be a guest on this lovely blog today! It's an honor! I write my own blog called The Coterie, I'm a mother of a 2 yr. old boy and a puppy, with a baby on the way! I like to take photographs, cook, and do occasional crafts.
It seems like so many of us have etsy shops or sell some sort of goods these days! Even if you don't, these simple tips can help liven up any photo you take!
In selling goods, photographing food, or just taking pictures for your blog, no matter how wonderful or crafty it is, posting good photos is vital.
None of the photos shown are post-processed at all so you can see the raw photos.
Below are examples of a before and after picture of what a small white piece of paper, used as a reflector can do. It brightens up shadows from the sides where light is not hitting. It's subtle, but makes a big difference.
Here's how I did it:
Set up or style whatever you're photographing. Make sure it's facing a bright window with lots of natural light.
Now take something white, (a plain piece of paper works great) and reflect the window light behind it, eliminating unwanted shadows, and highlighting all of the product. Sometimes you have to move it around to find just the right spot that gets all the shadows. Sometimes it's easier to have someone help you hold the paper while you shoot (make sure your flash is OFF)
Voila! You have a beautiful image of your product or food!