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.




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?

Join the Conversation


  1. 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!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *