Product Photography in our kitchen

We have been spending our Sunday mornings hosting Instagram and Facebook LIVE from our studio. On May 24, 2020, we took everyone behind the scenes to watch how we create our photos for our Etsy shop. LINK HERE
–> Correction: we use compact flourescents, not LEDs as mentioned in that video.

Resources: Overall plus camera settings
I love this bang on post about product photography from Shopify. It covers lighting if you don’t have lights, using reflectors, images to capture, and camera settings like ISO, F-stop, and white balance. I reset my white balance before every session which greatly reduces my time needed in post-processing in Photoshop. I do need to crop and resize photos for Etsy after each session and I do not want to do any other editing because it takes TIME and that’s not something we have enough of, so I try to get the photos right the first time.

Resources for Light Boxes:
The Camera Store – In this time where small local businesses are suffering, I really encourage you to look at your local brick and mortar camera shops for light boxes. In Calgary, we have the Camera Store, and they have many models. The one closest to the one we demoed is the 60cm x 60cm. They also have a 100cmx100cm and 150cm x 150cm for larger projects

Amazon – if you can’t find anything local, this is a good option.

Or… make your own lightbox with instructions from a post we wrote quite some time ago:

We hope you enjoyed the video! If you have any questions, drop us a line at cara at chasingfirestudio dot com or through