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Is the grey background ok?
Old 02-03-2017, 08:19 AM
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I'm photographing my soaps to get my webpage up and going. What do y'all think of the grey background?


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Old 02-03-2017, 09:24 AM
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Sorry, I do not like it as a background. It seems too dark and strong and distracts from the soap in my opinion. I am not sure what color to suggest however. Maybe someone else can be more helpful. A very pale green would look good with this one. But I am sure your soaps are different colors. What if you used toole and had some bubbles and folds to lay the soap on?
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:35 AM
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It doesn't make the product stand out as much as it could. I'm sure you don't want boring white. A much paler grey would be better.
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Same background
Old 02-03-2017, 09:38 AM
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Different soap.

My labels are slowly being changed out for a grey, orange, and pink label with a very modern motif, so I'm trying to stay along the same lines.
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And pink grapefruit
Old 02-03-2017, 09:40 AM
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This is one of my brightest coloration bars.

I am going to iron the fabric before I post anything online.


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Old 02-03-2017, 09:41 AM
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I just did a quick search on Pinterest ("handmade soap" and also "handmade soap photography") and saw some very creative and beautiful ways to photograph soaps. Give it a try! Here's just one photo that I thought was great.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:22 AM
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I'm not crazy about the gray. To me it's a color that "doesn't show dirt." If I were you, I'd use a very pale yellow or a very pale green or a pale blue or a pale orange… I would want it to be a very clean color.

(For those of you who love autocorrect, for the last word on my message, my phone wrote cock, a very clean cock. Who could make that up?)

ETA: yes, or pale pink if fabric. However I, too, love kteacher's display (not fabric).

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Old 02-03-2017, 10:55 AM
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I think pale pink would be nicer and that is one of your colors also. Though I really love the sample photo kteacher found online with the wood
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:07 PM
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Nope the gray reminds me of an old tshirt. The presentation of your soap will definitely make or break your sales so the pics need more than just the soap. Nix the gray fabric and go with another simple but soothing color and add some items like herbs to explain the fragrances. The pics need to be creative and spa like. As a real (yes) buyer of fine boutique soaps, I want to imagine myself using your soap in a serene spa. Kteacher has a pic that presents the soap well. I agree to look on Pinterest for ideas. Good luck!
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:22 PM
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I would hit the Dollar Store for different textures and colors of woven placemats and baskets. I've attached pics of different inspirations. Another idea is to buy some inexpensive cutting boards of different wood finishes and tones and use them to lay your soaps on. Or bags of different gravel or river rocks.


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Not a fan of the Gray
Old 02-03-2017, 03:56 PM
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It doesn't do your soaps justice. I also don't like the wrinkles. Good luck!
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:13 PM
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If you are going for simple I'd go for black over grey - it will really make the soap colors pop. Otherwise some of the "fancier" suggestions were really nice.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:53 PM
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The gray cloth feels dull even though the soaps are brightly colored. Black cloth or one of the other options would be more eye-catching.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:56 PM
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I really like your soaps. They are colorful and pretty!
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:59 PM
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I was thinking some type of wooden crate or basket as a background. I also agree with having some of the things that are in the soap in the picture somehow. I am not a decorator or photographer by any means, though!
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