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Product Photography Checklist Template

ECommerce

A standardize method for taking product photographs for store postings

Essential Equipment

Equipment

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Lights: key light, fill light, backlight
  • Backdrop (mounted sweep, craft paper, or plasterboard)
  • Mannequin
  • Mannequin bust (for jewelry)
  • Lightbox (for small items)
  • Extensions cords
  • Laptop
  • Editing software
  • Photo template files

Photography Toolbox

  • Batteries and chargers
  • Tape
  • Safety pins
  • Clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
  • Bluetack
  • Clamps
  • Fishing wire
  • Iron
  • Wooden hanger
  • Non-damaging hooks
  • Compressed gas duster
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Pen and paper

Shot Types

  • Product only
  • Mannequin
  • In-context
  • Model
  • Backstage shots for social media

Camera Angles

  • Eye-level
  • Low angle
  • High angle
  • Bird’s eye
  • 45 degree
  • 360-degree photo
  • Other (product specific)

Photo Shoot Flow

  • Set up sweep or shooting table
  • Set up lights
  • Set up tripod
  • Adjust camera settings
  • Take test shots
  • Take product photos
  • Transfer files to computer
  • Post-processing