Camera Settings for Product Photography: If you want to take amazing product photos, camera settings are the first thing that you should be thinking about. This article will go into detail on camera settings for product photography and how they can help you create images that your customers love!
I want to write an article about camera settings for product photography. I plan to review what settings I use and why. It is going to be a long article, so better grab a cup of coffee or tea before starting it.
Let’s start with the basics: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. What these 3 do basically is control how much light gets captured by your camera (in layman’s terms). This is the main thing you need to know.
ISO controls how sensitive your camera sensor is to light, Aperture (f/stop) controls how big your aperture (opening of the lens) is and Shutter Speed controls how long your camera sensor is exposed to light. All these settings will affect each other. The lower the ISO, the less noise in your photos but they will be darker. The lower the Aperture number (f/stop), the more of your photo will be in focus but it will let in less light. The higher the Shutter Speed, the less blur there will be in your photos but they can also be over-exposed.
Camera Settings for Product Photography
Start with the ISO
I always start with the ISO. For most product photography, I set it to ISO 100. I find that this gives me the cleanest photos with the least amount of noise. If you are shooting in a well-lit area and don’t need a fast shutter speed, you can lower the ISO to get even cleaner photos.
Next is the Aperture. I usually have it set to f/5.6. This gives me a good balance between having most of the product in focus and letting in enough light. If you are shooting in a really bright area, you can lower the aperture number to f/4 or even f/3.5.
Last is the Shutter Speed. I usually have it set to 1/160 or 1/125. This gives me a good balance between having a sharp photo and avoiding any blur from the camera shake. If you are shooting in a really bright area, you can raise the shutter speed to 1/250 or 1/320.
These are just some general guidelines that I follow. You may need to adjust your settings depending on the lighting conditions and what you are shooting. If you are not sure what settings to use, experiment and see what gives you the best results.
And that’s it! That’s it! Those are the basic camera settings that I use for product photography. I hope this article was helpful and gave you a better understanding of how to set up your camera for product photos. Thanks for reading!
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Note: Interested to know about Product Photography Lighting Techniques? Read here.