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In Product Photography for E-Commerce, designer Dane Howard shows how to take professional-looking photographs that showcase products and build buyers' trust. Using a practical approach, Dane covers objects from collectible coins to real estate, and the lessons can be applied to just about anything that can be sold online. When it comes time to capture images in the studio, Dane discusses how to select a camera and other equipment on any budget. He shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of camera angles, backgrounds, and scene lighting. He reviews image editing basics, such as cropping and retouching photographs, and explains how to take a presentation beyond a 360-degree view with the integration of rich media.
A very important tip is tip number eight, quick setup and teardown. The reason this is a tip is that it is important in order for you to shoot photography faster, you want to be able to get over the hump of setting it up. If you don't do it lot, you want a quick setup, just like a light box that you can open up, lay down the product and quickly teardown. Each and every one of these has just a couple minutes setup, so you want to be able to properly put your items inside of the bag, pull them out, set them up and also tear down.
It shouldn't feel like a big huge burden to create product photography. Even something like this, that you may want to shoot over and over again, can have a simple, simple setup. Keep this in mind when you deconstruct the idea of shooting photography and the equipment you might use. Tip number eight, quick setup, quick teardown.
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