Product Photography For Small Business

Wooden Elephants

Product photography is something I offer that is often lost in the mix. I mention it on occasion, but I feel I fall short of sharing what I can offer. This is especially true with local, small businesses. With tight budgets and cash flow issues, who has the time and resources to hire a photographer?

Product Photo - Avon '51 Studebaker
Avon Spicy After Shave – ’51 Studebaker

There are several ways to capture your product in an image. We are peppered daily with high-end shots of watches, cars, and perfume bottles that are beautifully done but are high-dollar productions for well-known brands. There are eye-catching images that are not quite as refined that do the job just as well because they capture the story of the product. For sites such as ebay and etsy, the flash of these images tends to run contrary to what the buyer needs: An honest, simple representation.

Product Photo - Salt and Pepper Shakers

In preparation for this post, I grabbed a few random things around the house to demonstrate some basic product shots. Creating these simpler product images is efficient and requires very little post-processing. This creates a win-win situation for both of us. If you want an accurate representation of the product you sell, this is the way to go.

Product Photo - Copper Runic Dice
Copper Runic Dice from

I can offer a variety of simple yet beautiful backgrounds that help maintain your brand and present your wares at their best. If you sell fashion, jewelry, or products normally worn by an individual, I have the experience of working with models in studio or location to highlight your work. It is a fun, challenging genre and I love nothing more than knowing my images are helping your business.

Product Photo - Autographed Baseball
Pete Rose Autographed Baseball

Your cost for product photography depends on your specific needs. The price is typically based on item or image count for standard photos. For specialty shots that require more deliberate setup and styling, billing is by the hour.

Whatever your product photography needs, I would love the opportunity to discuss how I can help grow your business.

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