Camera Settings for Still Life and Product Photography

Learn your DSLR

Manual Mode

Manual Mode - I get quite a reaction when I utter those words! Most of us are so afraid of it our camera is set permanently on auto mode. 

You can get some pretty great shots on auto with our high tech cameras these days.

So why bother?

Camera Settings for Still Life and Lifestyle Photography

Understand your Camera Settings

Learn how to set the mood with camera settings


Determine ISO for desired result and available light


Learn depth of field and dreamy backgrounds

Shutter Speed

Use shutter speed to create soft and dreamy or dark and moody imagery

Take control of your photography

Manual mode is where the art is!

 Product photography, fine art photography, lifestyle photography - the overall idea is to stage a scene and create a mood. For product promotion, it is the perfect way to show your products used in everyday life or depict the mood you would like associated with your brand. 

Manual mode allows YOU to be the boss! With it ... you can realize your vision!!

Camera Setting for Still Life and Lifestyle Photography

Backlit image 50mm lens ISO 200 F 2.2 1/250 sec

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Camera Settings for Still Life and Lifestyle Photography

50mm lens ISO 200 F 3.5 1/100 sec

About the Author

Karen Olson - Creative Business Mentor

Greeting friends! Karen Olson here, photographer and creative business mentor who loves to help artists and entrepreneurs craft their own brand presence on the web. I want you to have all the tools you need to manage your own website and tell your story with amazing imagery.

 I am a patient and kind instructor that has worked with many individuals to do just that.  

I work right along with you to help you realize the vision you have for your web presence and your photography, taking you step by step through the maze of technology in a logical way.  

I will help you set up your website so you can easily change or add to it yourself and will teach you styling and the specific photography skills needed to tell your brand story.  

When you work with me, you will learn the skills necessary to confidently move forward and tackle whatever technology hurdle you come across. Learning to advance your own brand gives you the confidence and boldness you need in society today.

So let's get started!