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Taking Product Pictures

I absolutely adore photography! I have been fortunate enough to meet, work with and befriend many amazing photographers over the last 5 years. The attention to detail, amount of study and personal investment that high quality photographers put into their craft is truly inspirational and I really do admire and appreciate what goes into a great composition.

Small business owners know only too well, just how important it is to have high quality professional photographs of products. But investing in photographers work all the time is a costly game and some businesses turn over a lot of stock so having to hire a professional for every new piece created is just not practical. So what do you do in instances such as this? Well, I don't think there is a right or wrong answer personally. I value investment into peoples work you admire and so I have no qualms in paying for photography when it will add great value to my portfolio, but I am also on a very strict budget.

Since I have a passion for photography and I love learning new skills, when it came to my Birthday this year, I decided to invest in a new camera. Now then, I want to make it clear that I am not a photographer. I do however, want to develop enough skull and understanding to take decent product images of my shoes. I want them to look clean, professional and sharp. So I guess I have a new hobby...take product images!

I am a total beginner at this so please be gentle with me, but I thought it might be nice to share a couple of images of my 'first attempts' at taking product images. I hope you like them and I hope you get a good feel for some of my pieces too.

I have a lot to learn and a very long way to go but I love indulging in creativity and exploring new mediums so I am in no rush. I am here to enjoy the ride.

Hope you like them and see you again next week :)
Much Love, Frankie xx