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Bringing Your Products to Life: A Guide to Adventure Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography can bring your adventure brand to life - inspiring potential customers. Here are our tips for doing it right.

Bringing Your Products to Life: A Guide to Adventure Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography is an incredibly important aspect of marketing for adventure brands. It's all about showcasing your products in a real-life setting, and giving your audience a glimpse into how they can be used.

This type of photography is meant to inspire and entice people to make a purchase, so it's important to get it right. Here are some essential tips for capturing great lifestyle photos for your adventure brand:

Focus on Natural Light

Natural light is an incredibly important aspect of lifestyle photography.

It gives your photos a warm and inviting feel and can help bring out the colours of your product in a way that artificial light just can't.

Use the sun to your advantage by taking photos during the golden hour, the period just before sunset or after sunrise.

During this time, the sun is low in the sky and provides a warm, soft light that is perfect for adventure photography.

Days are already noticeably shorter now, but the result is beautiful light earlier in the day! Plus there’s fewer people around, the only people we had to share the area around the Watzmannhaus were two couples at a otherwise terribly overcrowded place. It may have been advantageous that the Watzmannhaus is closed due to repairs right now…

Show the Product in Action

People want to see how your product can be used in real life, so it's important to focus on showing it in action.

Whether it's a tent set up in a beautiful campsite or a backpack on a scenic hike, make sure the product is the centre of attention.

Showing the product in use will help to give your audience a sense of what it's like to own and use the product, which can be a powerful motivator.

Use a Mix of Wide and Close-Up Shots

A combination of wide shots and close-ups can help tell a story and give the viewer a complete picture of the product and its surroundings.

Wide shots give context and show the product in its environment, while close-ups highlight the product's details and features.

This mix of shots helps to create a well-rounded image that provides a complete picture of what the product is all about.

Keep the Background Simple

A cluttered background can detract from the product, so it's important to keep it simple.

Look for a clean, uncluttered background that complements the product and doesn't compete for attention.

A simple background will allow the product to be the star of the show and draw the viewer's eye where you want it to go.

Patrick Hendry - Annika's Yuki

Get Creative with Angles

Try shooting from different angles to add interest to your photos.

Low angles can make the product appear larger than life, while high angles can show off its surroundings.

Experiment with different angles to see what works best for your brand.

Don't be afraid to get creative and try something new - you never know what might work until you try.
Hiking in the mountains

Make Use of Accessories

Accessories can add an extra element of interest to your photos and help complete the story you're telling.

Whether it's a camping stove, sleeping bag or a pair of hiking boots, don't be afraid to include accessories that complement your product.

These accessories help to provide context and make the product feel more real and tangible, which can be a powerful motivator for potential buyers.

boiling water next to the travel mug in front of the camping tent.

Edit Your Photos

Editing your photos can help to enhance the colors, contrast, and sharpness, and give them a professional look.

A few simple edits can make all the difference, so take the time to go through your photos and make any necessary adjustments.

This will help to ensure that your photos are the best they can be, and that they accurately represent your brand and products.

I really love editing. Watching a picture come together as i edit along.

Capturing great lifestyle photos for your adventure brand requires a combination of technical skills and creativity.

By following these tips, you'll be able to create images that showcase your product in the best possible light and help tell your brand's story.

With the right approach, you can create lifestyle photos that will inspire and entice potential buyers.

Post by:

Izak Jackson

3 min read


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