DIY Your Product Photography

content creation podcast tpt sellers tpt store Apr 25, 2022
Have you ever wondered what goes into taking good photos of your resources? Do you REALLY need to have a fancy camera and all the bells and whistles required? Of course not!
If you are not able or not yet wanting to hire someone to take pictures of your resources, the good news is that you can DIY it! All you need is a phone, a window, and a few pages of your resource!




Key Takeaways from the Episode


Key Components of Product Photography

1. Background- white poster board

2. Prep - markers, pencils, printer ink, Astrobrights, white paper

3. Phone or camera

4. Lighting - Natural lighting, time of day matters, near window or use a lightbox

5. Editing software - Lightroom, Apple Photos 

Product Photography Tips

  • Print a few pages (the best/most interesting looking pages)
  • Use marker or pen when filling out! It's easier to see than pencil.
  • Try different angles with your camera
  • Edit using preferences (I like high contrast/white background)
  • Zoom in to check for quality - you may notice blurry shots!


Creative Action Tip

Pick a resource, print a few pages, and take a few pictures for your social media, product listings, or blog!


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