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Taking Pictures For Your Website

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FormerBoxer, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. FormerBoxer

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    Hey guys,

    If any of you are taken real pictures of there products for their website. What are you using for a good camera. I have a iPhone 6 plus and I find when I upload it... looks like different colors.

    Is there any app on the iPhone that makes the picture look like the real product? Any recommendations.

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I usually have to take pictures of my clients' offices and employees, so I use a Nikon D50 DSLR camera. It's a bit older and while you can probably get a better one on Ebay for under $200 (I found a used D3200 body recently for $160), the pictures come out way better than anything I could take with my phone.
     
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  3. FormerBoxer

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    How is the D3200? Also, when you buy it on eBay for the price... they are used obviously?
     
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    Yea you cannot take a picture for digital media on your phone, it will never look good because digital media is so bold and defined that images have to be the same - perfect colour, composition etc.

    Agree with Zwielicht you need a dslr and you can pick one up for a reasonable price.

    IMHO though it takes a lot more than that - I use my partners dslr and the pictures still look shit so you do really know how to use it, and it's an art.
     
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    Yeah, that's for a used DSLR.

    I haven't tried the D3200, I only used it as an example of a newer DSLR you could buy. However, I've used the D50 quite a bit; I've shot a wedding and a couple of other formal events with it, and everyone was very satisfied with the photo. I'll see if I can post a few example picture I took with the D50 in a minute.
     
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    Iphone 6 camera it's more than enough if you know how to do color corrections and some quick retouches in photoshop .

    Professional product photographers are using a light tent and a DSLR.
     
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  7. FormerBoxer

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    Very true! I can buy the best camera and if I don't know how to use the settings... what a waste. Any you recommend for a beginner like me:) I just want the damn pictures to look like the original in front of my face. However, I do put on the website the colors may be slightly different... bad idea or not? Thanks
     
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    I agree. However, When I edit the picture it always look slightly different.
     
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    We have a canon d400 or something like that, it's good and it has an auto mode which makes it easy.

    I think it's the small things that make a photo though - correct lighting and good competition are probably the main two.

    Recently I paid a photographer to do some photos for a client of mine - a restaurant.
    The first thing he did was put the food on s chair and sit it outside - for the natural light.

    And even though I took my photos on s decent canon, his looked 1000 times better- so good I almost didn't believe it was the same food :-/
     
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    That is a good tip for lighting. Maybe I should just give a small fee to a local photographer:)
     
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    @davids355 is right about the auto mode. Depending on the situation, you can actually get away with using one of the "easier" modes like aperture or shutter while you're still learning how to use the camera, but pictures taken in auto mode can come out decent as well.

    Here are a couple of photos I took with my D50 when I first bought the camera. It was the first time I used a DSLR, so these photos aren't even half as good as the wedding photos I've taken (in other words, excuse the poor quality).
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    @Zwielicht pretty much nailed it. We tend to do a lot of product photography for a few of our ecommerce clients.

    And our photographer uses a D3200 and a new guy on the team has a D3300 which is pretty inexpensive as well.

    We also have a Canon EOS 700D with a 44-250 mm IS 2 Lens, which does a great job as well. We even use it to take client office pictures as well.

    Additionally, you need to work on your lighting. There are some pretty great tutorials on youtube that would tell you the whole deal, right from setting up inexpensive lighting to the settings required for your camera. Here are a few -

    This is one of my favorite ones

     
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    A decent DSLR with a good lens (and a photographer that knows what they are doing) are going to produce a very different result from a smartphone even if you know how to retouch the smartphone images afterwards.
     
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    Your post didn't quite... post. :)
     
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