we all want to have cool photos on our blogs, but not all of us are professional photographers which makes things difficult. what I try to do is make the best of what I have and enjoy the learning process along the way.
if I am going to shoot a still life by myself, i always try to shoot in natural light (in the morning or around 4pm – the sun is too bright in the afternoon) i’m the first one to admit that lighting is very tricky, so I stick to what I know and shoot by the window.
always over shoot. you want your post to have LOTS of different angles to avoid redundancy. get close, stand up on the table to get far away, shoot as many angles and details as you can so you have options.
the worst thing is when you spend hours on a shoot and realize you needed a couple more shots and have to set it all up again. so shoot like crazy.
there will always be little mistakes. if you are a perfectionist like me, you can handle these later in photoshop. efficiency is key as a blogger, so I always shoot it and touch it up later.
you should be willing to get messy, and spend a few hours out of your weekend in order to provide content to your readers that you are proud of! this usually means that my living room or my studio is a mess, but luckily that’s not the part you usually see in the photos. pick a spot you feel comfortable shooting in and experiment! that final shot should make it all worth it!