NEW PRODUCT PHOTO STUDIO
Our new product photography lighting kit with studio tent just arrived, woohoo! We have tested the kit and are very happy with the results. Sample products are well lit and stand out depending on the backdrop used. This particular photo box we tested is 30" X 30" and we will be testing the big 36" X 36" box tonight. The black background was our preferred background but we will post updates as we get more experience with lighting, backgrounds, camera settings and lense choice. The macro lens was hands down our favorit lens.
OUR CUSTOM TOUCHES
We also picked up several different wattage lamps. The lamps that came with the kit are 135 watts and were place pretty close to the tent. The result was a washed out image. So we move the lights further out and found the sweet spot at about 10" away on the sides and on the overhead boom light. If you plan on building your own site or just need to take pictures of your products I highly recommend picking one of these kits up. About $50 bucks shipped and everything is included: Lights, Tripods, Overhead Boom Light, backgrounds and the 30" x 30:" photo box.
BUILD YOUR OWN PHOTO STUDIO
If you already have a set of lights you could just buy the studio tent or you could build your own very inexpensively like this "non-box photo studio: https://youtu.be/TM4zca0NH9M
Or build your own photo studio from an actual box here: https://youtu.be/T6fnHEvLyAE
Benefits of each are as follows:
1. The homemade box studio is less expensive by a few dollars
2. The Photo Studio Kit is much more portable if you will be shooting on location
3. the homemade non-box photo studio is just so cool and one of my favorites. It can be made any size. Limited only by the backgrounds and cardboard available to you.. Fabric backgrounds make size choices virtually infinite. Also, very portable. On larger sizes you can you your floor standing soft lights and overhead boom light. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/T6fnHEvLyAE
Website design and building is the jumping off point for a successful on-line presence. Depending on the reason for the website: to inform, to collect data, sell products, distribute information SEO will be an integral part of your site. This step will take longer than building the website.
GOOD AND RELEVANT CONTENT IS KEY
Most people know that a website with good content, rich in information and relevant to the title of the website is key. From there you can visit http://www.youtube.com and on-line article sites like about SEO to get a good understanding of what needs to be done. So how will you know if you were successful with your SEO and if you can expect to rank well in the search engines?
LIST OF RESOURCES
Here is a list of resources to check your site for potential problems and reassurance that you are on the right track. In other words, you don't have to wait 90 to 180 days to see if you start ranking. Yep, that is what I did when I first started. Thank God I did it right and my websites started ranking after about 90 days. Lots has changed since 2009 so here is your LIST OF SEO RESOURCES:
2) http://www.pointblankseo.com (linkbuilding)
3)http://www.jm.seo - Free Tools (SEO,etc.)
6) Google Search Console (www.google.com)
WHY USE THESE SITES
Some of these sites are free which is why they are a good place to start. Others charge and that may be an option if you have the capitol. If use the information on their sites to learn what you should be doing to get the SEO work you do "Right the First Time". Email me if you have questions, Happy to help