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24th November 2008, 12:39 PM
Hi Iím after a bit of advice, I sell wedding stationery online and am looking for some advice on getting a bit more of a studio look on my images. I am having some shots done professionally (key products, best sellers, group shots for the home page etc), but we have over 1000 products so would be bankrupt if I had them all done.
So I need to maximise what I can do, Iíve been advised to get a pop-up tent and a couple of table lights, what do you reckon? Also what camera settings? Many Thanks in advance!
24th November 2008, 08:04 PM
Have you considered approaching a social photographer (someone who does weddings and studio portraits) and see if they would be interested in cross-business, e.g. you recommend their services to people buying your wedding stationery, offer to put a link on your website etc. and they do the products photos either free or discounted.
This seems to work quite well especially if you're in a small community - I have an arrangement with the local florist that she can use my photos from weddings where she's done the flowers as examples of her work, and the photos have my website and phone number at the bottom.
Failing that, a product tent is pretty cheap (try eBay) with a couple of basic lights. You could probably set up something good enough for your web images for a couple of hundred pounds or less.
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