DIY Product Photography “Studio”
At SIS we have a bunch of studio equipment to take professional quality pictures of products. Our equipment allows us to get perfectly correct captures of the products and their exact colours, but for most small businesses that are just starting out, they can’t afford those types of photos. So, I decided to make this quick video to show you you can make a little DIY product photography studio out of stuff laying around at your home or office. With a little ingenuity and few household lamps, you can get some pretty great results. This DIY product photography mini-studio is perfect for getting great pictures of your products or other items. I think I spent 2 dollars on the things that I didn’t have around the house. Of course, you’ll need some camera equipment too, but the materials to make the studio are pretty much free.
Here’s what you need:
- Cardboard box
- Large tissue paper
- Exacto Knife
- Black poster paper (White or Grey works well too)
- 3 Lamps
- Digital Camera that has some manual controls
- Your products
It is a bit long winded to go through all the camera settings, so I put together a guide for you to read through and use to help you get the settings just right for taking pictures of your products. The guide goes through all the settings you’ll need to manipulate to get the best results: ISO, Shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and lens choice.