Easy Peasy Product Pics: Introduction

When I started my website, I realized that I needed photos for my articles. Yes, there are places on the web where you can get royalty free photos for commercial use, but sometimes, I needed customized photos like the ones for reviewing this pen. I’ve played with point-and-shoot photography before, but just as a hobby while on vacation, so I had to do a lot of research to figure out a Lazy Worthy way to shoot passable quality product photos.

I spent many hours reading articles and watching videos even though that is not a Lazy Worthy way to do things. I did skip the too-detailed articles and overly long videos, so at least I was lazy in some ways. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so every time I saw expensive cameras or complicated studio equipment, I closed out the article or video and moved on. I wanted to know how to shoot quality photos with as little new equipment as possible.

Even after narrowing by these criteria, there were still many videos and articles to go through. Each had a slightly different method, and each claimed to be easy. Some were. Others, not so much. Yet others were easy because you had to spend money to buy equipment. After sampling through the articles and videos, I picked and chose what fit me the best and, with that, I believe I found a Lazy Worthy method of shooting product photography.

The blog posts in the upcoming weeks will focus on what I found. First, I will be discussing how to make an inexpensive photography studio. Most of the equipment used in my method are everyday items you can find at home, but one—a diffuser—can be comparatively expensive if purchased but cheap if home made. I will have an article on how to make a DIY diffuser. I will be discussing the camera I finally picked for the photo shoots. There will be some simple tips on how to make the shots interesting. I will then be discussing editing software. Last, I will string all the steps together in one final article on DIY product photography.

The ideas presented in the articles aren’t new. Instead, they are what I gathered from various sources that gave me the best results without spending a lot of time and money. By pulling the sources and methods together, I hope I can save you the time from doing your own research.

A new article will be posted every other week. If you’re interested in following along, be sure to check back regularly. Better yet, follow one of my social media accounts and I will let you know when something new posts.

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