I keep getting emails asking how I light my photos. I’m by NO means a good photographer, however since I’ve owned the Canon Digital Rebel Xsi I have to confess that although I’d like to take full credit for my photos, I really think it’s all the camera (and a little research on the side). I have a 50mm f1.8 fixed lens. I never shoot with my flash, and to learn the focusing and aperature/speed properties I shot in manual mode for a long time to try to learn to feel my camera. The lower the “f” number the more light is let into the camera (and the more bokeh). I like to shoot during the day in indirect light. It makes for the most true colors which is crucial for product photos.
My product and kids shots are almost always a little over-exposed because I like it that way. Generally I shoot with my speed between 1/80 and 1/400. Higher if I’m outdoors and it’s summer. My F-stop is usually set between 1.8 and 2.5. Sometimes I venture up to 4, and on rare occasion (like when I’m shooting the mountains beside my house) I shoot above 10. This is really jumbled up, but if any of you have a DSLR, maybe you are picking up on my ramblings. Anyways, to the point: if you have product photo questions feel free to ask, you can contact me on my about page. I’d be happy to answer! Thanks for listening to my babbling.