16. Create a homemade light box if you are trying to take pictures of your products.
If you are trying to sell certain products online and you want to take pictures of them, you should have a good light box for it, so that your pictures would really look good. A homemade light box can be made with a cardboard box and a tracing paper. With your homemade light box, you can take quality pictures of the products, which would help in selling them faster.
For me, I just got to where I want to sell my craft products, so instead of making one (due to my time restraints). I absolutely love it. I do recommend you making one or buying one for your products.
17. Lower down your camera.
In most cases, you would usually take a picture standing up. Try lowering it down for certain types of shots, so that you can also explore different angles. Checking out different perspectives would provide you with more options on how you want to go about in taking a picture of your subject. Aside from that, lowering down your camera is one of the best things to do when your subject is small.
I love doing this. This is why I made sure I got a camera with a swivel screen. Due to knee surgery I can’t bend that low. If there is a will there’s a way!!!
18. Make your hobby pay you for all your hard work.
To gain more motivation in taking beautiful pictures, one of the best things that you can do with them is to sell them on stock photography websites. These sites can expose your pictures to people who are looking for the best images for their marketing efforts. In other words, if companies find that your pictures are in good quality, and they are applicable to their products, then they would purchase it.
I haven’t personally add anything yet, but I will be. So don’t miss out.
19. Use plastic LCD screen protectors.
You need to protect your camera’s LCD screen at all times, since it is where you would check the images you captured. To achieve that, you can simply make use of LCD screen protectors for them. They can ensure that your LCD would be free from scratches and dirt. Thus, with them, you can maintain the quality of your digital camera for a longer period of time.
Very important. Let’s not forget to do that.
20. Manipulate light.
Capturing light for the picture that you are taking is considered by some as an art. To manipulate light, you need to consider the different sources of it, such as the sun, flashes, and lamps. You have to know that these different sources may also need different tools, in order to take advantage of them, such as the reflectors, diffusers, and snoots.
This one I’m still learning. Sometimes I catch certain light patterns by accident. The more I practice with the tools above the better I get. The images you can create will be awesome.