The NINE shots all product businesses need : Sharp Product & Blurry Background

For the next NINE weeks I am delighted to be sharing my top NINE must have photos & video for product based businesses with you, along with tips on how to achieve the look yourself.

All these tips are taken from the my soon to be released course ‘Product Photography Confidence : A simple step by step guide to taking your own storytelling photos’’ 

To start the ball rolling we are looking at the make up of the ‘Sharp Product & Blurry Background’ shot. Below is a breakdown of some of the key elements that makes this shot work…..

The F stop button is a secret weapon on phones and can be found on most newer models. On the iPhone, it can be found under the Portrait shooting mode in the top right hand corner… see image below left. Once tapped a sliding scale appear, slide the number down to about 1.8… see image below right.

This trick works best when there is distance between the product and the background, the more the better. 

Press the screen to focus the product and take the photo, the background should be lovely and blurry. 

If needed, further blurring and softening can be achieved with an editing app such as Snapseed or Lightroom

I’d love to know how you go with using this technique….

With gratitude


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