Various Ways To Shoot The Same Item
When you photograph an item, there are countless ways that you can set up your shot. From the way your items are arranged to the props that you add to the picture to the angle that you take the picture to the background to the lighting...I could go on and on! Each little tweak to your set up changes the look and feel of your final photo. And much of the time, each little tweak only takes a few seconds. So play around with different aspects of your shot until you get the final result that you are looking for.
Below are a few samples of changes that I made as I was photographing my Blueberry Zucchini Bread. I like each of the pictures for different reasons but the shot from the top angle was my favorite and the one that I used for my recipe post.
First, I took pictures of the Blueberry Zucchini Bread while it was still in the loaf pan. The first shot was on a plain white background, taken from the front, slightly looking down at the bread. The second shot, I added a base, a backdrop and a kitchen towel to add some color and interest. I also turned the loaf pan at an angle, cropping out the corners of the pan.
Next, I plated and staged the Blueberry Zucchini Bread. I also played with the angle from which I took the pictures. The picture on the left is taken from above. The picture on the right is taken from the front.
Lastly, I played with how much I zoomed in on the Blueberry Zucchini Bread. On the left, you see a close up. On the right, you see an extreme close up. There are times when the extreme closeup is appropriate but for this subject, I prefer to see more of an overall picture of the bread.
As you take pictures of your products and creations, have fun making adjustments and changes until you get your perfect picture!
Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone. Photo collage created in Fireworks.