How We Get the Perfect Shot

How We Get the Perfect Shot

Natalie Beaver

Welcome to our photography studio (otherwise known as Jamie's kitchen)! Hiring a professional photographer may be ideal, but when you are a new business with a limited budget, you have to get creative with what you have. 

Jamie and I almost got sucked into the photography equipment vortex but found with just a few key items, we could get a photo worth boasting about. Our essential equipment includes a smartphone, with photo editing app, a tripod, and a white tri fold poster board. The poster board diffuses the light coming from our source, which happens to be sunlight streaming in from French doors and windows. Sidebar: We live in northern Colorado which experiences almost 250 days of sunshine a year, on average. Yay sunshine!

That wraps up the photography equipment we use. What? That's it? I hear your incredulous gasp loud and clear. However, I stick by my words; that's the photography equipment we use. We use a lot of other items to get our perfect shot, but I guarantee, you won't find them at any photography supply store. Roll out the white flat sheet for our backdrop, grab some Tupperware lids and a spatula for propping purposes, and a variety of very small items around the kitchen to elevate products. Voila! The recipe to find our perfect shot lies in kitchen products! Just kidding. Don't forget the fishing pole in the garage to tackle the larger products that need help staying upright...