Beautiful Product Photography: Obelisk

Obelisk's Etsy shop photos are smart and beautiful. By manipulating depth of field and taking advantage of natural light, they add incredible warmth to their concrete items.


Notice how the shallow depth of field in the Concrete Zen Tray photo creates a softness around the item? This technique is a very effective way to create an inviting photo that begs to be clicked.

Beautiful work and awesome photography, Obelisk!


Small Object Photography take-away:
  • Don't be afraid of shadows. They add depth to a photo when used correctly.
  • Learn how to manipulate your camera's depth of field to soften your photos and create intimacy
  • When shooting an object in the center of your frame, use the rule of thirds and place a horizon line in the lower 1/3 of your frame to create balance

3 Response to "Beautiful Product Photography: Obelisk"

Kimberly said...

Lovely examples! I have a point and shoot camera. I don't have an f stop setting. Is there some other name it might be called? I'd love to experiment with depth of field in my item photography.

IMakeCuteStuff (aka Marlo M.) said...

Hi Kimberly!
I had a lot of these questions recently so I decided to write a whole new blog post about it - http://smallobjectphotography.blogspot.com/2011/10/point-and-s.html Let me know what you think by leaving a comment there too, okay? Thanks!

visionair said...

What a interesting blog, I like your writing & Photography skill.

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