Do you want to know how to pose shoes for sale? Well, creative shoe photography is one of the most important factors in driving sales. If you were asked to buy an unattractive shoe, what would you say? The answer is always a resounding NO. There are 9 tips and ideas for shoe photography provided below.
People dislike purchasing unappealing and unsightly products. Customers, unlike in the retail market, do not have the opportunity to touch and inspect the shoe. They rely solely on product images as a deciding factor.
Learn how to take pictures of shoes so that they are perfect according to standards in order to win over the customer’s heart and mind.
How to Take Pictures of Shoes on Feet with a Shoefie
1. Above-the-shoulder Shoefie
What can only be described as the “classic” method of photographing shoes on feet. I present to you the #viewfromabove, a famous shoefie perspective.
You’ve probably seen this a million times before. Yes, photographing your shoes from above is the most popular way to photograph yourself wearing your (hopefully!) fabulous shoes.
This shoefie usually only includes the shoes and ankles, as in the image of me and my tassel loafers above. Fortunately, it requires little to no effort on your part, and this particular view is never boring. Unless, of course, your shoes begin to do so!
The #viewfromabove angle is divided into two subcategories, which account for #2 and #3 on my list of how to photograph shoes on feet.
2. Photographs of shoes on standing feet
This type of shoefie is taken from above while standing, just as it says. It can also be tagged with #viewfromabove.
This shoefie angle differs from the first in that it shows more than just your shoes and ankles.
Frequently, the majority of your outfit is as well. Although some may argue that this is an outfit selfie, as long as your shoes are the main focus, it is a shoefie, albeit a unique one!
Simply put your feet together (toes angled together or straight out), and position your device parallel to the floor to capture below the knees, or angled downwards to capture more of your outfit.
Simply press the shutter button and you’ll have a #fromwhereistand hashtag-worthy shoefie photo! Do you want to photograph your entire body, from your lips to your toes? For that, you’ll need a selfie stick or very long arms!
3. How to Take Picture of Shoes on Feet while Sitting
The shoefie captured from above while sitting takes a little more time and is not as easy to take. But there are so many different ways to sit that it never gets boring! Here are my top three #fromwhereisit shoefie locations:
a. Sitting on the Ground
You can either separate your knees as if you’re about to sit cross-legged or keep them together as if you’re about to sit cross-legged (like above). Alternatively, you can sit with both knees to one side to show the inner and outer portions of your shoes.
A popular sitting shoefie photo involves keeping one leg stretched out in front and the other crossed over or under the knee of the extended leg. Just as @fashionedchicstyling excels at.
b. Seated in a Chair
Sitting on a stool or chair, you can either keep your feet straight down to capture the tops of the shoes, or cross your ankles and turn your foot to highlight any important design elements.
Just like when I was trying on my Asics sneakers above.
Hot Tip: You can angle your feet inwards (towards you) by using your heels.
c. Stairs Sitting
This is a great viewpoint because you’ll not only get a great shot of your shoes from above, but you’ll also capture a portion of your incredible outfit, giving the shot more styling interest.
Furthermore, shooting outside allows you to take advantage of all the advantages that natural light has to offer. The stairwells themselves add a nice linear element to the composition.
Hot Tip: This #fromwhereisit shoefie position is ideal for flats with unique uppers, such as my metallic rose gold Birkenstocks shown above.
Make sure the stairs are parallel to the top and bottom of the image, so that the image appears level and balanced.
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4. Illustration of Shoes on Feet in the Air
This is probably my favorite angle for a shoefie. It’s the most unique because it’s so uncommon. Why?
Because it’s possibly the most difficult shoefie shot to capture, especially in high heels. Shofies, of course, look better with high heels!
So, if you can take a great shot from below (especially on a white or interesting landscape background), you’re going to get a lot more likes than if you use the more common #viewfromabove angles.
Seeing the heel as well as the upper of the shoe makes for a more interesting photo.
The intricate, tight lacing of the upper, as well as the shape and height of the heel, can be seen in the gladiator shoefie above.
5. Foot Image in Shoes – Sideways Angle
Taking a shoefie from a side angle, whether sitting or standing, is always a fun, unexpected shoefie twist!
This is when you stand at an angle, but instead of shooting directly above, you shoot lower and to the side.
When done correctly, this shoefie perspective can make it appear as if the photo was taken by someone else. Even so, if you’re the one who took the photo, it’s still a shoefie!
It also works well for capturing a reflection of your shoes in a mirror (though it is a little trickier!).
Of course, only someone like me could conduct a quasi-academic analysis of how to photograph shoes on feet! There are so many different ways to take a shoefie, but the five above are my favorites!
What can I say, I enjoy photographing my own shoes!? You can call me a shoefie addict all you want… I’m not bothered. In the words of Sophia Amoruso, “I’ll proudly fly my freak flag,” thank you very much!