This past week was very exciting for our photography class; we were all provided with gift cards to buy a grill and some grilling accessories from the grilling department at Sears!! The purpose behind us all getting a new grill was to learn this week's lesson of Product Photography. How lucky am I? :)
A few important factors while taking photographs of products; make sure the key subject is front and center, use props cautiously as to not take away from the main subject and try using optical zoom instead of digital zoom to give background a softer appearance.
Check out some of the Product Photography I did with our new Kenmore 4-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill!
The side burner that has an electric ignition.
Underneath storage for the propane tank. I LOVE this feature!
Knobs for each burner for control over the 588.8 square inch cooking surface.
Kenmore, a name we trust. I remember my Papa dragging me around the Sears when I was just a toddler. :)
I just had to have this Cuisinart Slider Basket! Can't wait to cook up some sliders using this bad boy.
A complete BBQ tool set, including a digital fork thermometer.
Flexible grilling skewers. These will be great when trying to find a spot to put kabobs on a crowded grill.
A flashlight that attaches to the BBQ lid handle.
Wait! A flashlight that attaches to the BBQ lid handle? Oh yes, and it rotates to make sure there are no dark spots on the grill. Love, love, love this!
And last but not least, a cover for our new grill. I plan on babying this BBQ, so there was no way she was going to sit outside in the cold, rainy weather. :)
The photography tips we learned were to use a bounce card, basically a piece of white paper, to fill any shadows with light and to play around with direct vs. indirect light. I have found the best time of day to take pictures outside is in the early morning or late evening, otherwise it is just too bright. Also, while playing around with the aperature setting on my camera, the background of pictures can become softer - which looks really good when photographing products.
I can't even put into words how thankful I am to be part of this wonderful oppertunity. Finding out I was going to be part of a photography class made me jump for joy, but being able to purcahse a new grill almost made me faint from shock. Thank you so much Social Fabric and Sears Grilling!! #SoFabU #GrillingIsHappiness
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.