This last post for our Sears Grilling Photography Class at SFU is supposed to repost our ten favorite shots from the course. It’s hard for me, because I can see that I have actually learned a LOT from the lighting, perspective and angles lessons we have covered. On the other hand, I still see so much room for improvement. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience to have this opportunity and gain some new tools and information that can help to improve my blog, long into the future.
Our second lesson focused on path to purchase photo shoots and the way that we can take shots that are beneficial to our clients, in helping them discover how and why we shop, what inspires us to make a purchase and what we’re looking at, in the process. It’s helpful to have shots of signage and shelves where product is displayed. It’s also a good idea to get up close and personal, taking some good detail shots and showing features or products that really caught your eye. Also, showing how and where a product is displayed in the store let’s brands understand how retailers are marketing their products.
Lesson three focused on shooting a product in a natural setting, using natural light to our advantage and learning how to keep harsh shadows and highlights from overpowering the products details. I learned some fantastic things about perspective, lighting and angles.
I’m so excited to have been able to take this class and so grateful to Sears and Social Fabric for all they have provided to make it happen. Most of all, I’m grateful to Stewart, our brave instructor. It’s not every guy who can organize and instruct a group of 20 women, who all have ideas, questions, different equipment and different goals. He’s been awesome!
So, next time I’m going to sign up for an SFU Math class, since there are clearly fourteen pictures on this page, rather than ten. I don’t know which one to leave out and which to keep in. I decided to leave them all, because I don’t feel that any of them were stellar, but they are a composite of ideas that I want to continue practicing to perfect in my future photographs. They also show a sort of progression and help me to see where I was and where I’ve come to. It will be fun to look back and compare again, a year from now!
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sears #CBias #GrillingIsHappiness. All photos and opinions are my own.