HOW TO GET A WHITE BACKGROUND ON YOUR E-COMMERCE PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
February 14, 2020
In the E-commerce world, having a white background is important because it will showcase the product without having any distractions from busy backgrounds.
But how in the world do you get a white background without it looking green, blue, or gray when you see the photo on your computer?
Although I have another article that talks about white background photography here, however, having different angles will require a different approach.
That's why in this post I decided to give you some more tricks on white background photography using different angled products as in the picture.
Before diving into it, let me tell you that there are numerous ways of getting a white background for your product photography, but in this post, I will give away the quickest and most effective way you can use to achieve what you like.
Step #1 - Place your product on a white surface.
This could be a white table, a white paper board, or white acrylic... you get the idea right?
We want to have a white surface before even getting into the background.
Step #2 - Place a softbox on the TOP of the product.
Ok! here is the trick.
After you take care of the surface, place your product on the white surface that you had in step#1.
Now, place a softbox on the top of the product. (P.S: in my previous article I tell you to place the softbox behind the product and not the top because the products have been positioned differently)
Note: Make sure to keep some distance between the product and the softbox.
The idea of having a softbox at the top of the product is to get a white background, simple!
Step #3 - Lighting up the product - or not
Now that you have your surface and the background, you MAY still need to light up the product.
Having a softbox on top of the product might be enough to completely light up the product alone. Of course, depending on the size of the product and the packaging material, you may need to add one or 2 more softboxes to get the perfect photo with a white background.
I hope this article was helpful.
Play around with your camera settings and you will get the result that you have in the photo above.
Go ahead and follow the steps and I believe you should achieve the results you were hoping for.
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About the author
Garinè has been running her product photography business successfully for the past 6 years.
She is a mom of 2 and loves to inspire others to do what they love and achieve things that they have always dreamt of.
However, she didn't choose to become a product photographer. The career chose her and now she can't go without it.
Here's her full story on how she was "forced" to struggle to find her purpose in life and how things changed for her years later. Hoping that her story will somehow inspire the reader. Check out her story here
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