When a smartphone won’t cut it, a DSLR or mirrorless camera is where it’s at. Shooting product with your full-size camera opens up a whole new world of options, including using specialized lenses and strobes.
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- When you're shooting with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera,…you have a lot more options than you do…when you're shooting with your smart phone.…For example, these cameras all shoot RAW, of course.…So with a RAW file you have many more post-processing…options than you do with a JPEG file…that comes out of your phone.…You also have the ability to shoot with…whatever type of light you like.…You can shoot with LED lights,…as you can with your smart phone,…but you can also shoot with strobes,…or even studio lights when you're shooting…with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera.…Finally, you have the ability to change lenses,…so this camera right now has a simple kit lens on it,…which is a zoom that goes from 28-84mm…and that's pretty good.…
Some of these kit lenses even have macro modes…that allow you to get pretty close,…but you then also have the option to put on a…dedicated macro lens, or even a zoom…or telephoto lens that will allow you…to get quite far away from your subject,…which as a nice compression effect,…and we'll take a look at that later.…
Need a refresher on the basics? Check out Joseph's Photography 101 series.
- Shooting with a smartphone or full-size camera
- Creating a softbox setup for shooting small products
- Shooting against a white seamless background
- Lighting for product photography
- Shooting accurate color
- Retouching product photography in post