If you’re not sure if Product photography is the best place to start, Start here with my How to find the best photography gear for you Quiz.
From fashion to still life products, Commercial or product photography is all about showing the best about the product, creating a story and peoples desire.
You’ll need to consider when learning product photography:
- What’s the message you want to convey?
- Decide between natural or artificial light.
- Choose between clean product only white background or lifestyle in-context style?
Camera: Any camera will do, even you phone if you use it correctly. Don’t get obsessed over which camera is the best for product photography. It’s what you do with that makes it great.
Solid but lightweight Tripod: This is a must! Traditionally when you’re first starting out you need to consider which of following means the most to you, and ideally get a tripod that matching your top 2 priorities.
Something like the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Kit – Black to get you started, but go for the best you can afford.
White Background: This is can something as simple as foam core or a big piece of white card.
Grey Card: A cheap but essential piece of card to nail your white balance.
5 in 1 Reflector: This only light gear you need when you’re using natural light and it’s so much easier than studio lighting.