The Dilemma of White Products against White Background

A white background is a perfect backdrop, but what happens when the product is white too? Click a white subject against a white background and what you get is regret. There are a few items to keep with you when you have to click such objects. We’ll soon get into what you need. However, is white background product photography challenging to execute?

Nothing is impossible when it comes to a professional photographer. You don’t have to stress about the objects appearing too bright or merging with the background. White objects need a set of modifications carried out before proceeding with the photoshoot.

In today’s blog, we’ll explore how you can click white objects against a white backdrop.


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Photographing white products on white background

Market places like Amazon and Flipkart require products that showcase products against a white background. Product imagery has to look precise and clear for the consumers to make their buying decision without hesitation.

Consider the image details, its aesthetic value, proper lighting, and the focal length, among other aspects. Let’s look at the factors that contribute to the perfect white background product photography.

  1. Set the white balance according to the light source based on the environment around. This is so that the product does not appear blue or orange in the shade.
  2. To avoid grainy images, set your ISO to 100 or 200. Use a tripod, and set the manual camera settings to suit your product.
  3. Use f/16 for creating excellent detail in focus. Also, use a wider aperture for a softer effect.
  4. To prevent loss of detail, place the product on a flat table. Use a white reflective surface beneath and behind the product.
  5. Use four or five boards to surround the product, except for the window through which the camera can gain focus.
  6. Use indirect light to allow the effect of shadows to do their part. Position the light source a little behind and closer to the camera to enable the product to fall into the shadow.
  7. Make sure to click test images after specific settings to see whether you are doing it right.
  8. Use white fill cards or foam boards as you can quickly move them around. This will help create illumination and depth. Also, you can see the light change around the product as you move around these filter boards.
  9. If the front part of the product appears dark in the photo, use a white foam core. Just a tiny strip of it will do; place it below the camera lens and face the product. This will help lighten the product.

If these settings seem too challenging for you, we recommend you check out our packages. We have several services, including white background photography. We even cater to products that are white with extremely shiny or reflective surfaces. There’s nothing our team of experts can’t handle. We provide the most affordable product photography pricing offers for our customers. So, before you quit trying, connect with us, and we will bring your product into focus.

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EtherArts is an Amazon Approved Product Photography Service. Aarti is the principal photographer with more than a decade long experience in product photography. We try to share our experiences and some ideas on how to do professional product photography through our blog posts. So keep in touch and learn new tips every day!