Craft products of various types are a modern cottage industry, being made by many talented individuals around the country and sold worldwide. Large sales sites such as Etsy and Not on the High Street usually publish guidance on photographing products that are sold on their site as after all not only do good product photographs sell your product they also reflect your brand and that of the sales site you use.
I was asked recently to photograph another lovely product produced by LizzyTish here in Norfolk. Sarah the brains behind LizzyTish produces a wide variety of products for children, sports enthusiasts, the art inclined and even products for weddings. Her most recent product is a child’s name made from individual letters in wood, printed with beautiful colour patterns and tied together with cord. It’s the perfect gift for a child’s bedroom, perfect for adorning and decorating walls and doors.
To photograph such a product it was essential to photograph it in situ, to both display the product well and to show an example of the size, application and look of the product. Colour and cleanliness was important on this shoot, a nice clean image needed to be produced that represented the product faithfully and hopefully this is what I produced. Hopefully Sarah will sell lots of these gorgeous creations on Easy and Not on the High Street as a result and continue her valuable creative contribution to cottage industry.