Using Fresh Props for Product Photography

Using fresh ingredients such as herbs, plants, fruits, or berries as props can easily enhance product photos.  Make sure to pick your props carefully, looking for the freshest, most brightly colored specimens, being careful to avoid any bruised or over-ripened fruits. If you depend on natural light for your photography than you may be forced to wait for favorable conditions before taking your photographs.   Make sure to keep your fresh props well stored if you can’t use them right away.  Many fruits, berries, and herbs can be rejuvenated prior to the photo shoot by being dipped in a quick bath of cool water.  Allow any leaves or stems to soak up plenty of water before removing them from the bath. Drain the props on a clean towel and gently dab them to dry.  This should also help the fruits and greenery to appear as fresh and colorful as possible.

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Here are a few shots from some product photography I did this weekend.  I love how the colorful berries enhance each image.

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Do you use fresh fruits, plants, or veggies in your product shots?  We’d love for you to share your work with us on The Natural Beauty Workshop’s Flickr Photo Group.

Do you use fresh fruits, plants, or veggies in your product shots?  We’d love for you to share your work with us on The Natural Beauty Workshop’s Flickr Photo Group.

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