August 4, 2021

Vanilla-Blueberry Protein Shake: Product Photography

Product Photography

Product Photography

Entry No. 14

This spring, Ritual sent me their Essential Protein Daily Shake 18 {protein powder} that's plant-based {pea protein} & vanilla flavor.

Using their protein powder, I thought this would be a great demonstration of how I approach product photography mixed with food photography.

There are so many ways to approach product photography.

First, I start with a color palette. Here, I went with a light & airy, slightly beachy vibe by using a Sandstone & Beachwood backdrop. I LOVE Replica Surfaces, & these are two boards from their everyday collection.

Next, I continue to establish a color palette with the props. I selected a plate in a similar color combination to the backdrop & opted for a black & white cloth napkin as well as a gold spoon & green plant to 'pop' in the photos.

The next step in product photography is shooting the actual product. In this sense, the product was the smoothie. I like to get up-close shots, shots from above, as well as further away. I want to show off the protein powder too. I did so by shooting the actual package in the background as well as some powder on the spoon.

Together, these images all cumulatively work together to create a product gallery that tells a story in a cohesive way.

Here's the Vanilla-Blueberry Protein Smoothie Recipe:

  1. One Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk {or milk of choice}
  2. A handful of Ice Cubes
  3. A handful of frozen blueberries
  4. One Scoop of Essential Protein Daily Shake 18


Blend & Serve Cold!

I would love to hear from you & your product photography needs.

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