Shooting Simple Product Photos With Printer Paper, a Smartphone and a Window





Introduction: Shooting Simple Product Photos With Printer Paper, a Smartphone and a Window

Short and sweet beginner’s tutorial on how you can easily shoot a professional looking product photo using any camera, natural window light and a few sheets of white printer paper.

Step 1: Stuff You Need

1) A flat surface or a wall

2) A smart phone or any camera

3) A few sheets of A4 paper or printer paper

4) Window light

Step 2: The Set Up

The basic idea is that you can made yourself a miniature seamless white backdrop by taping some white paper up on a board or vertical surface that’s next to a bright window.

Step 3: Shooting

Watch the video to get a better understanding but basically you soften the lighting on the side opposite the window by using another piece of paper to bounce light back onto your product.

Step 4: The Final Picture

Selling stuff online just got a little more professional :D



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    How did you manage not to get a line through the background where the papers meet?

    Sorry for the late reply. When you expose for the product the white backgroud gets over exposed and looks pure white.

    If you have a sign shop nearby you may be able to pick up wide rolls of white backing paper that's normally disposed of as garbage.



    Great instructable!