Hello! My name is Priscila, and I am the mama behind ig: @priandlivy. I have worked with many shops for a while now on promoting their brands by being their Brand Rep or Brand Enthusiast. A lot of people ask what these roles mean, so I wrote a post dedicated to explaining exactly what a BR/BE is. Check out my blog www.busymommas.net to get an idea what the whole fuss is about!
I am also the owner of a small Photography business named Photos by Pri. It’s a hobby and a passion that I have, so if you want to check it out, go to ig: @photosby_pri and give me a follow!
For the mamas who are part of the Brand Rep world, we know that taking good pictures is a must! It is actually part of the requirements when you enter a search.
Today, I would like to share with you a couple of tips for taking awesome Brand Rep pictures. These tips will help you take better pictures, improve your editing, and will help you create the perfect setting.
Let’s get started!
1. Cluttered background is not cool. Make sure your background is clean and light. This will bring the attention to your child. Keep in mind that noisy backgrounds cause distractions, and you do not want that when taking a picture for a Brand. This picture will mostly likely be used in the shops Social Media account and/or their website, so make sure it is a bright and clean background. Want to see an example?
This is Olivia, my baby girl. On the left, we were trying to promote the teething necklace around her neck. You can see that it is a cute picture, but it is very cluttered. It would be difficult for the shop to use this picture in their website. On the right, is a more light and clean background. We were promoting the headband she’s wearing. This picture can totally be used on a website or anywhere, because the headband is the focus of the picture.
Note that the background doesn’t need to be completely white. Just make sure your little one is the focus of the picture.
Whether you are using a fancy camera or an iphone to take your pictures, the setting is important. This tip ties with the first one. Have you asked yourself, “How can some people make the background so white?” I have many times until I figured it out how to do it for $3.
Do you remember those white poster boards you used in school to make projects? BINGO! It’s time to use them again.
I went to Walmart and bought two white poster boards. I place one behind Olivia and one under her. That way I was able to have a completely white background.
Take a look!
3. Take advantage of those free editing apps!
I don’t like to use filters on my pictures. The only thing that I adjust is the lighting, contrast and vibrance.
Filters tend to change the colors and we dont want that. We need to show the true colors of the products you are trying to promote.
I use Lightroom to edit my pictures. But if Lightroom is not for you, your phone offers editing tools. So use it and play with the picture until you find the perfect set!
Let’s look at an example:
Ladies, don’t think you need to have a light background to take beautiful pictures. You can take amazing pictures anywhere! You just need to know where is the best spot.
If you are at a park, choose a place with less people around. The people behind your child will cause a distraction, and we don’t want that.
Well, that’s it mamas!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did writing it.
I’d love to see some pictures taken by you, so tag me! @priandlivy