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A snip from my website
Feb 17, 2020 18:13:41   #
Nightski
 
I created a website for our business a couple of years ago. This is a snip from it. I photographed these hats and tees on a white board. I am thinking of revamping the website a little bit. I did it rather quickly just to get it going. It would be helpful to get some feedback on the product photography that I did.





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Feb 18, 2020 14:12:44   #
E.L.. Shapiro Loc: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
 
The images in you website are good in that the are doing the job of shown the style, different types and styles and available graphics on the items you are merchandising. I coud easily choose an item and order it. The white background is clean and non-distracting.

I don't know what kind of a lighting setup you are using to photograh your products. As for improvement of the aesthetics, I woud like to see more texture and detail in the fabrics and knits. An overhead lighting setup utilizing a softbox and reflector woud provide more texture and dimension and give the product a more tactile feel- this may improve the visual impact and resulting sales. You can use a solid white or perhas a more variegated color as shown in the attached images. If you light the background sufficiently or use a lightbox as a background platform, you can acheive a solid white with a less cut-out look and cut down on post-processing time.









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Feb 18, 2020 14:23:18   #
Nightski
 
E.L.. Shapiro wrote:
The images in you website are good in that the are doing the job of shown the style, different types and styles and available graphics on the items you are merchandising. I coud easily choose an item and order it. The white background is clean and non-distracting.

I don't know what kind of a lighting setup you are using to photograph your products.


Well, it wasn't a good lighting set-up. I actually photographed these with my cell phone on a white board under florescent lighting. I struggled with shadows. I placed my apparel item on a white board. I tried to get the board placed so that the light from the overhead lighting was more even. I stood on a chair and shot down. I used my cell phone because the images that I took with my DSLR were so big that they slowed down the web page. I do have a big round reflector, an umbrella and a flash.

You're right about the post work. I selected the backgrounds on the items and made it white in post. Yes, I would like to get more texture in my future photographs. Thank you for pointing that out.

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Feb 18, 2020 14:24:27   #
Nightski
 
That softbox looks expensive. I wonder if I could make one with my umbrella.

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