When it comes to product photography, I usually have a mixture of background shots and lifestyle shots – but climbing a mountain to photograph hiking sticks may have been a little out of my comfort zone!
Luckily, this hiking equipment comes with lots of accessories so I had plenty of close-ups to keep me busy. These product shots would be used on the vendor’s website, but they can also work well for selling through third parties such as Amazon.
The black hiking sticks naturally lent themselves to a white background, so I threw a lot of light onto the images to capture every detail. We wanted to photograph the sticks from every angle – some ecommerce vendors like to use “360” shots to better illustrate their products. Serious hikers will be looking for reliable equipment, so I made sure I encompassed all the features of the sticks to make them sell better.