NEW IMPROVED Quick Set-Up and Camera Settings Guide
Our helpful Quick Set-Up and Camera Settings Guide has now been expanded and improved to give you even more tips to get you started with your new TableTop Studio Product Photography Kit. It comes FREE with every Product Photography Kit!
Product Photography for Beginners
Learning how to take great photos is one of the most important things you can do to improve your website. Since prospective customers can’t see or touch your item in person, photos communicate an item’s beauty and important qualities. Beautiful photos will help your sales.
Luckily, taking great photos is a skill that you can learn! Watch this helpful video from Etsy for some basic product phototgraphy tips.
What Camera Should I Buy: Pros and Cons of Each Type (and What They’re Best At)
This time of year many of us ask ourselves, “What camera should I buy?” Truth is, it can be tricky to decide what camera to buy because we like to shoot different subjects which have different needs. In this jargon-free buyer’s guide Digital Camera World's head of testing Angela Nicholson has some advice that will put you on the right track.
For a list of current cameras that we recommend for Product Photography, please see our Camera Advice page
Four Steps Of Product Photography - Improve Your E-Commerce Design With Brilliant Product Photos
This super helpful blog post explains the process of taking your own product photos in four easy steps, from preparing the product, through lighting the products in a light tent like the EZcube and setting up your camera to take the shots, to the final edit of the images, as well s some really useful tricks. Read the whole post on our blog here
Surely the ultimate Ultimate Kit for all types Jewellery and Glassware!
This Top-of-the-Range Kit contains a full range of products to enable you to take great Jewellery images! This really is the Ultimate Jewellery Photography Kit for the serious Jewellery Designer or Retailer. With the large bundle discount, it also represents Great Value!
This Kit contains everything you could possibly need for all jewellery up to 24" x 24" (61cm x 61cm). Great if you want to work with larger jewellery items or combination shots or if you want to photograph accessories like handbags and shoes as well as jewellery. The Shooting Table with Under Lighting provides a lit white background sweep, allowing you to create shadowless images with a perfect white background with NO editing. Just add camera and tripod.....
Quick Tip: EV +/- for Point-and-Shoot Cameras
If you've done everything you can think of to brighten up your photos but somehow they still end up a little dark / gray, find out if your camera is able to adjust the Exposure Value or EV Compensation. Typically, it's a menu option like the one below. Read more....
Two Tabletop Lights Set Featured on The Gadget Show!
Our Two Tabletop Lights Set was featured on Channel 5's The Gadget Show. You can see the video of how they were used to help remake the opening credits of the show here
How to Drive Sales With Effective Product Photography
Although product photos can seem both cumbersome and even pointless to anyone managing a website or e-commerce business, especially in an era where “content is king,” they are perhaps more important than ever. And until the cost of video production drops or someone invents a 3D product simulation experience, they’ll be the quickest, most inexpensive way for you to convey what you are selling and why it matters to audience.
Here are three ways you can use product photography to improve sales pages, boost conversions, and keep shoppers around longer. Read more....
Fox Talbot Museum and History of Photography
On Saturday 31st May 2014 we had a staff outing to the Fox Talbot Museum and History of Photography at Lacock. The Fox Talbot Museum celebrates the life and work of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) who owned and lived in Lacock Abbey.
Fox Talbot created the first ever photographic negative in 1835, taken of a small window at the Abbey. He shared his invention with the world four years later in 1839, 175 years ago. We have come a very long way since then, into the digital age, but it is well worth remembering where it all started.
You can visit the fascinating Fox Talbot Museum at the National Trust's Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. Entry is free to National Trust Members. Check it out here.