Product Photography Tips

A few months ago, we published an article entitled “Taking Gorgeous Product Photos” on Practical E-Commerce that contained some general product photography tips. That article helps with an overview on how to select and utilize the basic equipment needed to take high quality product photography. If you haven’t read it yet, you should take a look.


Photographing reflective objects can be tricky even for experienced photographers. For those displaying these products for sale online, it’s critical that the customer gets not only an accurate portrayal of the products, but one that is not distracting or unflattering.

In this tutorial, we’ll be using a chrome watch to show the techniques of lighting reflective products. You’ll then be able to avoid photos like the one on the left below and elevate the professionalism of your website or E-store imagery.


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