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You may have heard that people eat with their eyes first. In the world of e-commerce, they also buy with them first. Photography is extremely important in product sales. But, before you spend thousands of dollars on a new camera and lighting setup, let me show you how to take amazing product photos on a budget using only your smartphone and natural light. So, in this blog post, you will learn about smartphone photography for posting on Amazon.


The online trustworthiness of your brand is often judged based on how you visually presented. Since online shoppers can’t touch your products. They really base their purchasing decision on the value that the product photo conveys. That often means having high-quality, beautiful product photography. So, to get started here is a list of everything you need_


  1. A smartphone- The higher the megapixel count, the better.
  2. A mini tripod
  3. A white backdrop
  4. Scotch tape
  5. White balance board
  6. A room with a big window

A mini tripod:

It’s a low investment with a high payoff. The tripods stop camera shake and can help you standardize product photo angles.

Tripod Image

A white backdrop:

Your backdrop should always be white because it reflects natural light onto the product resulting in an evenly lit photo. Remember to look for pure white as off-white or cream-colored backdrop will be more difficult to control light with.


Scotch tape:

You will want tape to hold things down and to fix things to your backdrop. Sticky tack also works great.


Scotch tape

White Balance Board:

When using window light, there will be a bright side where the light hits the product and a shadow side. Typically, the shadow side will be too dark. As a result, we must use something white to reflect light back into the shadow, brightening it.


A Room with Big Window:

You need to have a room with big windows. The bigger the window, the more natural light, you will get in.



We now have a list of what we require. Let’s get started with the photo shoot. First, use scotch tape to secure your product to the backdrop on a table. Place your table near a window to take advantage of natural light. Begin by orienting the window 90 degrees to the right or left of your setup. When shooting next to a window, choose the brightest part of the day.

Check out the weather. Is it a completely sunny day or an overcast day? You don’t have to cancel a photoshoot because the sun is too bright. Instead, place a diffuser, which is a thin white sheet that allows light to pass through it, against the window. This will soften the light and make it less harsh. Hard light should be avoided at all costs because it often makes the color appear more saturated and will highlight even the smallest flaws that are not visible to the naked eye.

If the sun decides to hide behind the clouds, reducing the amount of natural light, make sure you have your foam board on hand. This allows you to bounce and intensify light to fill shadows. Using a white surface helps to reflect natural sunlight back onto the product. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the angle of the reflector to achieve the ideal balance of shadows and lighting. Also, remember to turn off all of the other lights in the room. Other sources of light will contaminate the set. This is extremely important and a common blunder.

The lighting is the most important aspect of any photo shoot, and it is also the most difficult to get right. There is no quick fix or universal solution. Because different products have different sizes and dimensions, they will require different lighting. It is your responsibility to determine what works best for your product shoot. Be willing to try new things and adjust to new situations. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, it’ll be a matter of trial and error until you find the perfect formula. We now have our lighting and setting figured out.


Camera Angles:

Nobody wants to see a straight-to-camera shot anymore, especially when it comes to products. We want to visually respond to any questions your customer may have that the product descriptions do not fully explain. That is why having a variety of camera angles is essential. You can photograph your products from various angles using your smartphone.

The ultimate goal is to photograph your product from every angle possible, providing customers with 360-degree view of the product. 
If you are unsure about which features to capture, concentrate on those that highlight the quality of your product. 
Close-ups of the fabric, print details, texture, or even your products in use are ideal. 
Make point of emphasizing the details of your product, particularly those that customers may want to inspect.
recommend moving the product rather than moving around the camera to those who are new to product photography. 
By rotating the product and keeping it in roughly the same position each time, your final shots will all be framed the same. 
The key here is consistency. 
These are the most important camera angles to be aware of and experiment with during your photo shoot.

Eye-level: This shows the product exactly the way you see it in reality. This is recommended for your hero image.

High Angle: High angle shows the product from above as if you are looking down at it from an angle.

Low Angle: Low angle shows as you are looking at the product from down.

Bird Angle: This shows the product directly from above. As if you are standing over it.


So guys I think you have learned a lot about smartphone photography from this blog. You can use your own smartphone and some accessories to capture a professional photo that you can use for promoting your product on Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba. There are a lot more ideas about smartphone photography. If you want to learn more you can visit this website https://clippingpathindia.com/blogs/tips/amazon-product-photography-the-secret-is-in-your-smartphone and can gather some more knowledge. If you want to edit your images by someone else after doing your smartphone shoot you can choose https://www.clippingpix.com/. They give very good photo editing services at a low cost, and quick turnaround! That’s all for today. See you in my next blog

Arian Rahman

Junior Executive in IT Department

Outsource Experts LTD.

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