Photographing Clothing

It's not unusual to have to create images of clothing, particularly things like souvenir T-shirts. A pro photographer usually does this by hiring a handsome model to pose in the particular article of clothing while carefully rigged studio lighting lights the model, the clothing, and the seamless background.

Organizations on a tighter budget look for lower cost alternatives to hiring photographers and usually turn to an employee with a camera and their teen-aged son or daughter as a model. Often, instead of seamless background paper, you get the office parking lot. Instead of carefully rigged studio lighting, you get direct sunlight at noon. The result is a squinting model with a distracting background and a piece of clothing that doesn't show well because part of it has lost detail because of dark shadows and bright highlights. This doesn't have to describe your product shots. As the following sections show, there are better ways to shoot clothing on a tight budget without access to a studio.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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