Photographing White Lotion Bottles

This morning’s project was a new picture for my Etsy banner and Facebook page. The struggle has been that I usually photograph on a white background. That worked well for my other Etsy shop, Mulberry Junction, but not so well with my white lotion bottles.
In the picture below you can see how I do my photography for most of my products. I built this light box with some carboard boxes, white fabric, white paint and spray on glue. I use it next to the window you can see in the picture and then add light with my halogen work lights.
Today, as you can see in this picture, I pinned green fabric to the backdrop to make my white jars and bottles stand out more. I added some color with calendula flowers and threw in some peppermint and a comfrey leaf, all herbs I use in my lotions and balms.
Any thoughts on improving the picture? How do you make your online pictures stand out? Do you have any photography tips to share?

One reply on “Photographing White Lotion Bottles

  • Liquid Chalk markers

    Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward thios page tto him.
    Fairly certain hhe will have a good read.

    Many thanks for sharing!


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