I absolutely love a flat lay so learning to photograph my products vertically was quite the challenge to begin with! 📷
I don’t use a fancy camera; my iPhone is more than adequate and the wealth of photo editing apps available can transform any photograph in to a beautiful piece of art. I mostly use Photoshop to retouch my images and VSCO and Instagram to edit the hues and lighting before posting on my website or Instagram. I have a 3 sided backdrop which reflects white light and I use pretty much anything I can find lying around the house to accompany my images; this usually tends to be foliage as the organic colours balance out my monochrome illustrations and help bring them to life.
Because natural light is key in good product photography, shooting is restricted to daytime, which means even less time during the winter! This also means I am mostly accompanied by a little helper that likes to dismantle my set-up and make cameo appearances in my pictures!
One day I hope to have a professional studio with a nice chunky DSLR, but for now, this set up does the trick quite nicely