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Creating Social Content While 
Working From Home Pt. l: Still Life Product Shots

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Consumers are active on social media now more than ever, making it crucial for your store to maintain an active online presence. While your business is disrupted, it may seem like a difficult time to create content. However, there are many simple ways to get creative from home and strengthen your customer relationships and brand image through social media content.

 

STILL LIFE PRODUCT SHOTS

Although consumers currently have ample time to scroll through their social apps, there’s also an overwhelming amount of content to view. Curating interesting and attractive imagery is essential to standing out in a saturated landscape. 

Avoid Plain Product Shots. Simple product photography on a white background is great for your e-com site, but can easily be overlooked on social.

Consider combining multiple pieces in one shot and playing with the layouts and angles. Keep in mind that odd numbers are usually most appealing, and you should experiment with non-centered shots while keeping the main product the image’s focus. 

Props can also be very useful in creating an interesting composition. Look around your house! Try laying your jewelry on different fabrics and surfaces and utilizing household objects.

  • Fabrics include suede, velvet, or a kitchen towel with a fun print.
  • Surfaces such as a marble, a wood cutting board or a nice wooden table can make for a great image background.
  • Objects found around the home like shoes, china, drinkware + accessories can help your photos tell a story.

No Camera? No Problem! If you don’t have a high quality digital camera on hand, that doesn’t mean you can’t take beautiful product images! Today’s smartphones are capable of taking excellent photos – especially for social media. When you find a look that aligns with your brand, try to emulate these settings on your future photos to create a cohesive-looking social feed. Follow these recommendations:

  • Natural light: Head to your closest window on a sunny day and capture the natural light. Even overcast days can produce great natural light.
  • All hands on deck: If you have another person at home with you, or a non-dominant hand available, take the opportunity to show off your jewelry on someone. Find a pose that feels natural and try out some light movement in a video. Don’t forget to lotion hands and clean up nails first!  
  • Camera settings: Be sure to play around with Portrait mode if you have that capability. 
  • Have fun: Experiment with various light options and shadows to see what you can create. If you find a look you like, try to emulate these settings with your future photos.  

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