Shooting Coins and Loose Change B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

What do you do when you want to be flashy with money but you don’t have any!? You flash of loose change instead! I’m all for doing the best with what you got and getting creative within the boundaries. A lot of the shots from my last shoot wouldn’t have worked with paper money, so all in all I guess it’s a good thing I’m a poor bastard, haha!⁣

Although the similarities aren’t that obvious, this shoot was inspired by the style of @jordi.koalitic. His Instagram grid is just insane, and very interesting to follow along to. A lot of his content may come of as over the top, but he’s BTS videos usually shows some pretty low key locations and props. But just because the setup is simple, does NOT mean it’s easy to pull of! So hats off to you Jordi. You’re a true badass photographer!

Shooting Spray Painted GOLDEN PINEAPPLE B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of a spray painted golden pineapple with a minimal setup on a low budget.


Recently I saw a video by @mangostreetlab where they shot some conceptual still life photos aka spray painted fruit floating in the air. It was really well made, insightful and cool. It got me inspired to do something similar. ⁣

I went out, bought a pink paper roll to use as a backdrop, some cans of gold spray paint and a pineapple. I wanted to create that poppy-disco vibe in my photos that I’m a big fan of.⁣

Big challenge to spray paint, since the pineapple kept sucking up all the paint. After 4 layers of paint it started to look like a real life golden pineapple.⁣

If you’re on a tight budget, like I’m almost all the time, a paper backdrop combined with ambient light will work well. But keep in mind that if the paper is thin, the light stand holding the backdrop will show through the paper, and paper has a tendency to wrinkle if it’s handled to ruff. But you work with what you got.⁣

Shooting Chateau Ukulele B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of a ukulele with a minimal setup on a low budget.

In 2016 my girls @petra_polly_the_staffies got me this ukulele from Chateau as a Christmas present. A really nice present. I thought since I had some basic guitar knowledge, it wouldn’t be hard to learn how to play the ukulele. That was before I realized how small a ukulele really is. I learned a few chords, but didn’t actually learn how to play it. Should defiantly start learning again. ⁣

The thought behind props and location for this shoot was to go for a natural vibe, since we’re dealing with a product made out of wood. So I chose a brown paper roll as a backdrop. Originally the idea was to use twigs as props, but I forgot to go out and actually find some in the woods. Despite no props, I think it turned out ok.

Shooting Fashion Caps & Hats B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of caps and hats with a minimal setup on a low budget.

When I started getting serious about building a career as a videographer, I wanted some merch to show that I was the real deal (haha). So it made sense to custom design a cap. Maybe the size of the logo was a bit overkill, but it actually didn’t turn out half bad. I ordered three of them. One for me, one for my wife and one backup (still unpacked, mint condition). Thinking about designing a white cap with my logo on it. Maybe I should make the logo as small as possible next time...

Shooting Jewelry Metal bracelet B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of jewelry with a minimal setup on a low budget.

On my 30th birthday my big sister @litajeanette got me this beautiful metal bracelet from @pictureit.no. Like most siblings we’ve had our ups and downs throughout the years, but I really could not have asked for a better sister. She’s just f-ing awesome! Not only is this bracelet a perfect accessory whether I’m wearing a suit or a t-shirt. It reminds me how lucky I am to have the best big sister in the world.

Shooting Lume Cube Air B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of a pocket light with a minimal setup on a low budget.

About 2 years ago I supported a crowdfunding from Lume Cube. They were working on a LED light smaller than the one they already were selling and well known for. I forgot about the whole thing, but a few weeks ago the Lume Cube name came up and I remembered the crowdfunding, but never that I got any light. I contacted them and it turns out I forgot to enter some credentials, so they weren’t able to send it to me 🤦‍♂️ Long story short I finally got my light: The Lume Cube AIR! Only downside is that I ordered a pink light, but they never produced the light in any other colors than black.

Shooting Swiss Army Knife B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of a pocket knife with a minimal setup on a low budget.

To be honest I almost never bring this with me when I’m in the forest. I always keep it in my camera bag, ready to tighten my steadicam so the camera doesn’t fall of. But look how cool it looks in more gritty environments. Swiss Army Knifes are just f-ing awesome! Specially if you are a fan of MacGyver 😎

Shooting color Crayons & Pencils B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of crayons and pencils with a minimal setup on a low budget.

My most reason product shoot is of crayons. Yep, crayons. No cool looking wristwatch or nice looking beach rocks. Just plane old crayons on brown paper. Why? Because why not. It’s a great challenge to find some random thing at home and try to make it look as cool and interesting as possible. A high end product photographer could probably have done a better job, but I think I did ok.

Shooting Moods of Norway Wristwatch B-ROLL PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

How to shoot professional product photos and videos of a wristwatch with a minimal setup on a low budget.

About one year ago I made a video called “Shooting ice cream B-roll”. It was a lot of fun, but since then I haven’t made any kind of b-roll product videos. A shame really. Now one year later I’ve made a product video showcasing a semi-old wristwatch. I want to make more videos like this, and I wanna take product pictures as well. Not as a paid gig, just for my own amusement.