I have been re-examining how I photograph my upcycled products for display in my online store. Having done a bit of research of other successful online stores and paying attention to my own online shopping tendencies I realized my photographs may be a bit too much. The backgrounds are distracting one’s eyes away from the product.
I have come to realize that the best way to show off a product is to show ONLY the product.
I do not have the money for a photography studio or even the proper lighting. So, I am depending on my makeshift studio, natural lighting, my tripod and Photoshop in hopes it will do the trick.
Because I feel like white backgrounds are so atrociously boring (not in all photographs, just in my products shots) I have made a compromise with myself that the first photograph someone sees of the product will be the boring white background shot. The rest can be detail shots and ONE artsy-fartsy photograph is allowed for each product if I feel the urge.
We will see how my customers respond to this makeover when it is complete!by