At Thrive Product Studio, we enjoy the challenge of pushing the boundaries by thinking of new ways to capture professional, high-quality images. Before we do anything, however, we take the time to think about what we are shooting and the best ways to present them. That’s why we’d like to have a little fun with today’s blog and provide you with a little insight into some the top drawer items we use to get the product images we provide just right.
Top Drawer Product Photography Tools
Top drawer items are a product photographers best friend. While product photography might seem easy at first, it’s all about the smallest adjustment to make a product look its best. While this can sometimes be frustrating, we’ve learned a few tricks with the following tools over the years to improve our product photography.
Clamps are useful tools that we use for everything from hanging a background to holding up a product. The best part? They come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes are really one of the most useful things in our top drawer. As highly versatile tools of our trade, you can never have too many clamps.
Chopsticks, Plastic Spoons, & Paint Sticks
Ok. This may sound weird but when something needs to be adjusted and you just can’t reach it from behind the camera, you either need additional help or an impossibly long arm. That’s where chopsticks, plastic spoons, and paint sticks come in handy. At Thrive Product Studio, we use these items to move things around that are hard to reach or need the softest touch.
When it comes to product photography, scissors are in our top drawer of tools because something always needs to be cut. Examples include cutting fishing line or loose threads. Keep in mind that no one thinks they need scissors until they do. That’s why we always have a handy pair ready in our studio.
Tape (Gaffers Tape)
Tape is amazing and has so many uses. We especially love Gaffers tape because it doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue while still holding things in place. Even more, it can be reused, used to mark equipment places, and hold modifiers onto lights, etc. It can also be used as any other tape would be used.
Reflective Mirrors & Silver Cards
Reflective mirrors and silver cards can be used to add light or fill in dark shadows. It can also be used to add highlights to the products we shoot. The opposite here would be black cards which we also use to take away light by absorbing it and add effects to a product similar to highlights.
Sticky Tack Putty
Sticky tack putty is probably the most useful item on our list of top drawer items. How do you get a product to stand on its side? Sticky tack. How do you level out products in a row? Sticky tack. How do you stick things together? Sticky tack. The possibilities are endless. The best part, however, is that is easy to hide from the camera and can still be effective in holding things in place.
Last but not least, the most important thing we use in our product photography at Thrive Product Studio is our imagination. In order to provide high-quality images that sell, one must be creative by thinking outside the box and jumping in the product photography rabbit hole.
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Ready to take your product images to the next level? Contact Thrive Product Studio by filling out our online form or call us at 1.877.681.0980 to get started on your next project. We look forward to helping you maximize sales on Amazon and other important marketplaces.