Photography: Woes of Product Shots

So I have a simple question… Why does photography seem so simple yet it’s like having to learn how to ride a bike all over again?!

In the past I’ve been lucky enough and able to take fairly decent photographs of my products. I lived in a super well lit apartment where natural light was abundant. Now… not so much. This past December we moved to a new apartment and unfortunately our natural light situation is less than prime.  I only have good vibrant natural light coming in for a few hours, coincidentally the hours of the day when I’m at work. Imagine my disappointment when all my pictures went from Fab to Drab.

I made the decision to purchase a new better camera, so that I could get a better quality picture and perhaps be able to manage this poor lighting situation. Well, lets just say I’m about two seconds from throwing my new camera out the window!! I purchased the Nikon D3300, a fabulously rated camera that should suit all our needs. Except for one thing, I know nothing about photography and it’s becoming quite stressful. I’m reading “Digital DSLR Photography for Dummies” and it seems to make sense however when I take this devil contraption and try to set things to what I thought I learned, the pictures come out all wrong.

All in all, I really do want to learn how to tame the beast that is my new Nikon. However I need some pointers. If anyone out there has tips and tricks on how I can get this rolling, I would truly appreciate it!

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  1. Imu Gifts on April 16, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Hi July! I’m glad you liked this entry… we actually discovered some great tutorials by Jared Polin,, look him up on youtube as well. With his videos I’m actually happy to say that I’m starting to really love this camera and my product shots!

  2. July on April 5, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    It’s about time somneoe wrote about this.

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