Importance of backlighting in cosmetic product photography

November 17, 2021 by No Comments

Many people try to shoot their products themselves. While it’s nice to do it, they don’t really have the skills to get a good image. Amateur photographers can also leave a good image due to lack of experience. Decade of experience is a great teacher than just a few photography tutorials. That is exactly where a professional photography service company like EtherArts Product Photography enters the image. This is what is needed along with a professional photography equipment and some knowledge of Lights and Reflections. In this article, we will share some light on reflective photography of cosmetic products, particularly liquid cosmetics, and what are the most important factors that you need to pay attention to in order to get a successful photograph.

Product lighting attracts most of the attention of photographers. All photographers would endeavor to adequately illuminate the product. Some go above and beyond to illuminate it so much that the product is overexposed and faded in the images. These images are bad photographs. A smart and experienced photographer will pay attention to lighting the product along with something called a backlight. Backlighting It essentially means to illuminate the back of the product or the bottom of the product. To do this, you need to pay attention to the aspects of the product mentioned below.

Nature of the product– The most important thing is the nature of the product to be photographed. Solid products differ greatly from cosmetic products that contain liquids. Therefore, we must be careful in choosing the correct configuration.

Bottom- Ecommerce photography often requires a white background. Amazon requires a flawless white background for all of its listings. This is a mandatory requirement. To obtain this white background, many photographers tend to use extremely bright lights or use a high camera aperture number. This causes the product to “whiten” and practically disappear in the light. Contrasts are low and product edges are blurred. For cosmetic photography with Aroma Oil, all we need is the necessary amount of backlight to get the correct amount of uniform white. So be careful when trying to get the white background. Photo editing software will come in handy to clean up what is left of the grayish-white background.

Backlighting- Amateur photographers focus less on lighting. They believe that daylight (sunlight) is the best environment for photographing products. But they are wrong. Studio Daylights are different. Use daylight bulbs (white light) for illumination. A dark room is a must for product photography. This allows the photographer to control the lights as needed, mainly depending on the type of product being shot. For scent oil cosmetic photography in particular, try using a low wattage daylight bulb as a backlight. This gently illuminates the liquid inside the glass containers giving it the most enhanced appearance. Yellow or colored oil begins to show a pleasant color, rather than just a black or clear liquid. This brings out the colors of the oil paintings giving them that much-needed wow factor in photography.

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