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What you need to take good product photos (part 2/3)

In this post we talk about what you need to create great product photos. If you haven’t read why you need them, head there first.

Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to create polished DIY photos. You just need a handful of things to start out and chances are you already have a few:

  • Camera or smartphone

  • Tripod

  • Background

  • Lighting

  • Lighting Props

  • Table

  • Tape or clips

Here are the items we used in our setup above:

Here are some products that we didn’t use but also work well:

Our setup cost was ~$950, however, using your smartphone camera would reduce costs significantly. For example, getting the macro lens for your smartphone and lightbox with background, tripod and lighting (listed above) would only cost ~$150 and would still provide polished, professional photos. Whatever your setup, make sure that it’s easy to replicate as new products come in. If you have any questions or need recommendations, feel free to reach out.

And stay tuned for part 3 of this series where we go over how to take good photos. We’ll also share some from this shoot!