为衣物摄影使用扫描仪 您可能没有想到的产品照片拍摄方法

我们在一篇 Etsy 文章的评论中找到了这个办法;一位卖主使用了平板扫描仪给她的珠宝照产品照片。 我们想自己测试一下这个方法,看它是否是拍摄产品照片的有效方法。 结果出奇的好,可以实现某些产品的快速便捷的拍摄。 以下是使用扫描仪拍摄产品照片时的注意事项。

Example of product photos taken with a scanner

Examples of product photos taken with a scanner and then edited in Clipping Magic

Which scanners work

We tried both a cheap scanner built into an all-in-one printer and a more expensive high DPI scanner for this. We found that cheap scanners did not produce a great result. They didn't have the resolution and the depth of field to handle anything other than flat documents.

Example of product photos taken on a cheap scanner (looks bad) and an expensive scanner (looks good)

Photos taken of earrings on a High DPI (left) vs Cheap (right) Scanner

What did work great was the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner (currently available for around 200 bucks on Amazon, you can also find refurbished ones for less). This scanner's resolution went all the way up to 12,800 DPI (Dots Per Inch, or in simpler terms how much detail it's capturing) which is probably more than you would ever need. You should use a higher DPI for your smaller objects, but you probably won't need to go past 1,600 DPI.

How to use a scanner to take product photos

Place your object on the scanner bed. Make sure whatever you're going to scan is as close to the bed glass as possible.

Earrings placed on scanner bed

Instead of closing the top over the products, we just covered them with a sheet of white paper. You can play around with what works best for your products, whether that's using the cover, a piece of paper, or leaving it completely uncovered.

Paper placed on earrings on scanner bed and final image result

This is the resulting product photo from this scanning method after being edited in Clipping Magic

Which products does a scanner work well with

Scanners can work great for smaller, flatter objects that aren't reflective or metallic. We tried scanning earrings, trinkets, and flatter alcohol bottles and got similar results to what we achieved with a DSLR + studio setup.

Example of product photos taken with a scanner and a dslr, both look decent

Photos taken of earrings on a DSLR (left) vs the High DPI Scanner (right) — both were edited in Clipping Magic

Which products do not work well with a scanner

We found that highly reflective or metallic products don't work well with a scanner. This includes gold/silver earrings and gemstones. The way the scanner captures an image doesn't work well for reflective objects. This is strongly evident in the example below where we compare the image of a highly reflective gold earring taken both in a light box with a DSLR and in our scanner.

Example of a highly reflective earring that doesn't look good after being scanned, and how it looks taken with a DSLR

Photos taken of reflective metallic earrings on a DSLR + light box (left) vs the High DPI Scanner (right) — both were edited in Clipping Magic

tl;dr

如果您没有建立全套工作室的空间和时间,高分辨率扫描仪是一个极佳替代方案。 尽管布置优良的工作室能够帮您获取最佳产品照片,使用扫描仪也能获取令人满意的结果。 具体选择取决于您的预算、已有的设备以及您销售的产品。

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