I wish this was a picture of ice cream…

I have a post to put up about some yummy ice cream. But first I need to take a picture of said ice cream, which would mean I would be eating ice cream right now. I’m editing some Ribbon Jar pics for my mom instead. Has anyone out there ever done product photography before? Holy moly it’s a whole different ballgame and a ton of work! Here’s some almost edible ribbon I’ve been photographing.

Velvet

Silk

Organdy

Herringbone. Seriously everyone should have a pile of herringbone. This ribbon/trim is great for everything. I love stamping on it to make little tags, put it over hems, using it for little straps. Love, love, love.

I don’t have seamless paper, so I don’t have a really great way to do this (these were too fabric covered foam boards, and I took the seam out after the fact, but the white is still not white white consistently in the background, ugh!). Our set up was a bit of a mess, we were holding up lights over each other and I was shooting with one hand, not ideal, but quite funny. So I’m having to do a bunch of work in post production (Photoshop), which I never do. Ya, even for baby shoots I tend to try and get it as right in the camera as I can, so this is way out of my league. Has anyone tried this? Is there a good course out there? A book? Tips or tricks? Or if you have product to sell do you farm out this part?

  • Julie - These look amazing!
    I so appreciate all the hard work that’s going into this. The updated site is going to be fabulous!July 5, 2012 – 6:07 pmReplyCancel

  • sarah - that silk is just dreamy.July 5, 2012 – 8:43 pmReplyCancel

  • mary m - If you ever need an ice cream delivery, let me know! I’d be more than happy to drop some by 🙂

    I can barely take regular pictures, let alone product pictures. Those look fabulous!July 5, 2012 – 8:43 pmReplyCancel

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