Posts tagged diy photography
The Complete Guide to Styled Product Photos

All I wanted was to take my own photos for Instagram. Surely, it can't be THAT hard to get some styled flat lay shots. 

This is what I thought to myself as I arranged my props with high hopes and delusional optimism daydreaming of clients knocking down my door to work with me.

Spoiler alert: it didn't happen. And I struggled for a long time to get professional-looking styled photos.

But I can tell you when I finally discovered the hard-won secrets, I knew I wanted to share it because I wouldn't wish on anyone the struggle and frustration of lackluster DIY photos. 

So let me tell you what actually works. 

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5 Photo Blunders That Make You Look Inexperienced

Every day we are bombarded with thousands of media advertisements. People aren’t reading or even skimming anymore, they’re scrolling. And without fail, one sure way to either attract people or repel them is through the quality of your photos.

Online businesses have increased, markets are more saturated than ever and now is the time to stand out with your business.

But are you making one of these five mistakes with your photos that can make your business look inexperienced? Or worse, make people scroll on by without giving it a second chance?

Let’s dive in and unpack each one, with examples from yours truly. Because yes, I've made all these mistakes before.

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3 Must Haves for Excellent DIY Photography

When I first started my business I had experience with photography, so I thought, why not just make some styled photos to enhance my brand. Seems easy enough.

Boy was I wrong. While I had 2 years of experience with an award-winning wedding photography studio, styled product photography was not the walk in the park I had envisioned.

If you've had the same rude awakening–you thought DIY photography would be easy but you find out this is a lot harder than it looks –then I would love to share 3 tips that I've learned the hard way when it comes to taking your own styled photos.

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