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Do you remember waking up as a kid on Christmas morning? Do you remember the eagerness vibrating through your bones while you’re walking towards the tree? Do you remember the strong curiosity you would feel right before you’d open the gifts? For geeks like me, opening and experiencing new gadgets contrives the Christmas morning feeling.
I think technology companies across the board strive for that exact feeling. They want you to feel enthusiastic about their newly released products. A good example, that almost everybody I know uses, is the iPhone. Have you ever bough an iPhone on its release date? If so, you cannot deny that your inner child comes out right before you’re about to make that purchase. Your blissful state is beyond any doubt euphoric.
Now that you understand this emotional feeling, you need to infuse it into your product photos. Taking photos of the gadget in its natural environment is essential. You’re sending an idea to the viewer of what it would be like to own that gadget. This psychologically sparks a desire and plants a seed into their brain. You cannot control the fertility rate of that seed, however you can be sure that the next time they think of that product, your photograph will be the first image that they think of.
Today we collected fifty beautiful tech and gadget photos for your inspiration. The following images contain the Christmas feeling which I previously mentioned. If you’re a photographer hired to take beautiful product photos, the following photographs are bound to inspire you. Enjoy!
Down & Dirty Product Photography Tips:
- Focus your camera to ensure your images are sharp.
- Customer want to see: Details, Quality and Function.
- Think of yourself as a potential customer.
- Focus on the details.
- Avoid Reflections
- Photograph various angles, front and back, up close and further away.
- Avoid using flash if you can.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight
- Use a tripod.
- Stick to neutral backgrounds.
- Use soft lighting.
- Put your camera in aperture priority mode.
- Use a light tent like the EZcube.
- Use image editing software like Photoshop.