You might have seen in various smartphones that they are equipped with many smart features which are extreme enough for the capturing the smart images needed for e-commerce websites. This might be astonishing for you but this is possible with the help of technologized smartphones which are totally capable of producing high-quality images.
Now save the cost of highly expensive DSLRs and lens for photographing products by keeping the handy smartphone equipped with the camera in your pocket anytime and at any place. This will be in your budget and also saves your lot time in setting this up.
You will only need a tripod for this to keep the smartphone stable and that’s it you are ready to shoot. Above this make yourself aware of some smart steps to capture the product images which are of really high-quality in the real sense. So let’s begin with the tutorial
- Use the phone as a camera
To make your smartphone perfect alternative of your camera, purchase the one equipped with the features of good quality DSLR which you can use to capture the images very easily. The suggested options are Apple I-phone 5s and Samsung galaxy s5.
For capturing the images you definitely need the required accessories and gadgets which are able to be used with the smartphone. Although it is hard to estimate the actual requirement for great images we suggest you to preferably use a table, lighting set-up, a tripod and a backdrop.
Selection of right apps
Uncountable apps are available in the market which makes the choice very difficult for you. You can read the reviews of different apps to choose the perfect one for your work. You can use a different app according to your work. It is explained below for your help:
The first for which you have to find the app is shooting. For that, it is advised to use the default camera app that comes already installed in your phone and if you will not get satisfied with that installed app then use the options like android camera zoom fX, $2 iPhone camera+ etc.
The next task you will move on after shooting the images is editing. The apps you need for editing must be able to streamline your workflow. The suggested apps for performing editing tasks are Adobe Photoshop Express and second is Photoshop touch. These are good quality apps that will make your editing task quick and easy.
Sharing is the step for which you prepare your entire inventory of the images and this is quite the best way which is used for promoting the products on the social media sites. There are many apps that provide you the platform to share the images with the people. The most used apps are Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Get the benefit of these apps by making the images popular among millions of users.
- Preparing smartphone for shooting
The preparation comes as a next step after gathering all the accessories and equipment. You have your own smartphone for capturing the images and now you will have to make yourself and your studio ready to get awesome shots. Summarize the below points to make your preparation best.
Make your lighting perfect
You have to first consider that your lighting must be perfect in your studio or if you don’t have the natural light then prefer to use the artificial equipment to get enough ample light in your studio.
The setting of table and background
You definitely need to arrange the table for placing the tripod and smartphone. You can easily place your tripod on the table and with that, you also need to prepare the background for shooting the products. Always prefer white color for your background.
Positioning the smartphone
Now position the smartphone carefully focusing on the type and size of the product that you are shooting. Please consider the smartphone to be placed at the center of the product to have the product image in the center of the frame.
Adjust your camera settings to capture the product in order to receive the best results. The main settings of the camera that you need to keep on are zoom, grid, and auto-save and live exposure.
Capture the image
Now when you are ready by perfecting all the settings like exposure, composition, and other elements of the camera capture the images by pressing the big round button of your camera. For the ones who like to get the closer shots, they can prefer either the macro lens or use a telephoto which will zoom the product from distance.
Now we have captured the images of the product and now we are ready to save the image into lightbox in camera+ so that we can move these images to the phone’s camera roll and edit them simultaneously using photoshop express. You can save the images by touching the filmstrip which will give you the option of the save or remove and save or keep and save without edits or keep. You can choose as per your convenience. The filmstrip will be placed at the bottom of the app.
Now the last step calls for editing the images which are saved in the camera roll. You will open these images in Photoshop express to perform editing on them. The images will be open in the software. Now locate the images that you want to edit to prepare them for the web. Keep this thing in mind that all the images need a little bit of tweaking to make them shine on the webpage. The recommended edits are sharpened, contrasts, crop and straighten, shadows and vibrant. Edit all the images so that it can become extraordinary and perfect to deal with customers
Outsourcing is the best option for the ones who want to edit the images but don’t want to spend time on them. Outsourcing company will help you to give stunning and high-quality product images for the web as per the user requirements.