The product image of any Shopify Store is the primary thing to create an impression on the buyers. It describes the look, shape and size of the product. If you are going for photography, the following thing you should consider :
- High-quality image
- White background
- Easy to zoom
- 80% area covered by product
- Multiple images from all side
- One main image
Don’t worry if you don’t have a professional camera. You can also do it from your smartphones. Professional photography cameras are more expensive. New store owners have not that much amount of money to spend on these things. You can also take high-quality product photos without a professional camera. Here you will learn step by step to take a high-quality image using a smartphone:
Choose Your Smartphone
Nowadays a good camera quality Smartphone available at most of the people. First set the camera to a higher megapixel. At least a 12-megapixel camera phone you can use for this photography. A phone flashlight is not sufficient for proper lighting. You should use an external source of lighting for better results.
Use a Room with Good Lighting
Find a place at your home with a well-lit window. It will be better if your room has a large window. If proper natural light not coming into your room, then you can also use white electric light.
Set Your table
Position your table in such a way that light directly focuses on your table. Create a wall-like structure from one side of the table. You can make it using cardboard or plywood. Select one large white chart paper and set it to the table. Fix chart paper on the table in such a way that half of the paper covers vertical and half horizontal. You put your product horizontally and make sure no shadow form.
Get a Mini Tripod
A static camera captures a good quality image. It is very difficult to make your camera static by holding with your hand. Tripod is a phone holding tool. It is available in different sizes. If you have a low budget, then you can also use a mini tripod. The difference is, a mini tripod will able to adjust the smaller height. But you can still get the required height. Just keep your tripod on another table or whatever things you have. Multiple adjustment features come with a tripod. You can easily adjust them and capture images from different angles.
Set Up a Diffuser Sheet
Sometimes natural sunlight too bright. High brightness not good for photography. It affects the image clarity. The diffuser sheet reduces the brightness level of the light coming from the sun. Some homemade alternatives you can use as a diffuser. Wax paper and shower curtain also reduce the brightness level. Select your best diffuser and set it as per requirement.
Now your photography set up is ready. But some more things you should consider for store images. Your online store visitor wants to see your product from all sides and different angles. Take multiple photos from different angles for better understanding. They also want to see product uses. Try to add images with their uses. For example: cloth with a model, curtain with a window, a juicer with fruits etc. You can also add dimension image as the last image of the Shopify product. In some cases, the image background looks gray. Use photoshop or other photo editing tools and convert background gray to white.