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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Soap Porn + Shooting



felted soaps by fiat luxe









3 beautiful different soap offerings at ragle + davis soapworks




pecan roast


peach tea


acorns and black oak

three vegan soaps by
long winter farm



Lavender soap by The Soap Dish (Australia)
their own website



I would just like to suggest reading a blog post at poppytalk called Stylin'101: How to create amazing product photos. I glaze over beautiful soaps because the photos are bad, gloomy, dark or just not lit well. I know I'm missing out but I skim the internet for hours.... I can't look at every soap photo. They have to leap out at me. Natural light and detail grab my attention. I know everyone has a window, you don't need a studio to have great pictures! Look at this lavender soap. It is probably right near a kitchen window. Look at the tile behind it. But it caught my eye, because natural light brings out the natural colors and shades beautifully....etc. Also, don't get scared to get close. You don't have to get as close as long winter farm's photos, but how nice is it to see the soap up close and not a whole lot of background?

I'm just trying to give some tips because if your soaps are beautiful but people are not featuring them in blog posts, think about your photos. Are they calming to look at? Could you imagine it on a magazine cover? Try natural light with a bare background... look at the focus. Be picky.

Hope you liked the porn on this fine Sunday.

xo

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks!!! great images to start my Sunday!
p.s. the advice is great! thanks!

Scar said...

Ahhh, beautiful! Thank you! :)

Artisan Soaps said...

Gorgeous looking soap, naked or simply packaged, that's my fav :)

innerearthsoaps said...

Great soap porn! Love that Rosemary Eucalyptus.

Wonder Turtle Soaps said...

Love the soap photos! All are gorgeous. Also love ragle & davis's pretty packaging

Thanks for the link to poppytalk's post on taking photos. Great pictures are so important, and I'm always looking for ways to improve!

:-)

FuturePrimitive said...

yum. the long winter farm soaps look like my kinda soap. love the dark wood background. looks like a posh mens room.

LambAround said...

Wow, I had never heard of felted soap before I found your site. Your photos are gorgeous!

http://lambaround.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Yum yum!!!

Lynda said...

Great pics. It is a challenge to photo soap especially when it is just out of the mold. I'll go check out that link. Thanks.