In celebration of the upcoming Holiday Cheer Surfaces, we're sharing some festive styling tips today to inspire you before the release.
P.S. The entire Holiday Cheer Collection drops THIS Friday at 10am CST!
The styling towel "C"
Love the look of styling towels but not sure how to best use them to help highlight your subject? Today we're talking about one of our favorite styling towel tricks!
If you have a taller subject (or a stack of subjects like in the photo above) draping a styling towel around it is a great way to add texture and color to your photo.
You can see how we twisted and bunched parts of our towel in the photo on the right to give it a fuller look - there's no science to this, just reposition until you're happy with how the towel looks in your scene.
Plus, you can use your styling towel as a guide for other props, placing them on the styling towel itself - like we did with the mistletoe pieces - or along the curve for extra visual interest.
No snow outside? No problem!
What says winter wonderland more than a snowy forest? Nothing!
And you can make it extra magical by using fake snow as your base. Just place any Surface horizontally (preferably a white one in case it peeks through) and sprinkle your fake snow on top. Here is the "snow" we used.
Once you're done shooting you can tilt your Surface and sweep off your snow into a container to save for later.
Multipurpose mini blocks
If you shoot small flat (or thin) subjects, mini blocks are a must. While it's common to feel limited to flat lays when shooting thinner subjects, small blocks like the ones above can help you prop up your subjects for stunning eye level shots.
In the scene above, we used them to prop up both our main subject in its packaging, and another subject in the back right corner to show another angle of the product.
Create your holiday banner image
Themed banner images are a great way to switch up your website throughout the year! And that's what the new Holiday Cheer XLs are here for.
You can style your subject on one side while leaving negative space for text on the other, or style a variety of your food/products to give an overview of what you offer.