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Natural light is one of the easiest ways to photograph your products, with the minimal amount of equipment, and amazing results!
However, it can be a little tricky if you haven’t done it before – weird shadows , your colours looking off, or your image being too bright are just some of the obstacles you may encounter. Lets talk about some tips and tricks to get the absolute best photo you can.

Product Placement

Shooting with window behind me

Shooting near windows can be tricky business. Make sure your window is never behind your subject/product – a window should not be your backdrop. Instead situate your product so the light hits the front of your product or the front and the side.

If ever you are unsure, take a few shots a few different ways and compare results. Here are a few shots with the subject in the same place, and the camera in different places:

Shooting with window behind product

Shooting with window behind me

This is a great way to get lots of light on your product, but look out for your body potentially blocking your light. You will also see some shadowing behind your subject too

Shooting with product near window

Shooting with window behind product

With the window behind the product, you get lots of light on the backside but very little on the front of your products. This is not the best way to shoot your products

Shooting with product near window

With the window to the side of your product, you get a good even amount of light on one side of your product. You want to try to place your product so that the light is hitting at least part of the front. This my favorite way to shoot my product, because it produces natural shadows that enhance the image and has a good even about of light. BUT for this to work best we need to add in some light. We will talk about that soon!!

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