Clothes can be styled in many ways, but the fastest and most effective method is to use a hanger! Especially for those without an expensive product photography studio. So in this article, we will learn how to photograph clothes using a simple and inexpensive hanger.

The equipment you need to photograph clothes on a hanger

  • Of course, you need a camera and any camera will suffice but the most recommended camera for professional product photography is Canon EOS 5D Mk III, it’s an amazing one and will help you to get perfect results!
  • The second thing to get a perfect quality is to use Studio lighting, and we recommend LED lamps for lighting to guarantee exposure, shadows and contrast are kept consistent.
  • You would not be a professional stylist without styling tools, you will need some such as these: Tripod, Lighting Equipment, Mannequin or Model and Photography toolbox.


Prepare your clothing products

Preparation is key to a great photoshoot. Before being published online, it needs to look as if it new.

You can Steam the fabric, but be wary of using too high a heat, and when hanging clothes against your backdrop, ensure it is centered. You can use tape (double-sided preferably) to stick clothes into the right place.

And remember the time you put in here will save you much editing time afterward.

Set up your hanger

As long as you have the right camera and lighting, it doesn’t really matter if you have a hanger or an expensive product photography studio. Set up your backdrop first.

Then start setting up your lighting and camera. And remember to check these three factors in your camera setting: – aperture, ISO sensitivity, and shutter speed.

Now, photograph your clothes!

First, make sure that your camera is stable, you can use a tripod or you can place your camera on any stable surface. Center mannequin or model at your camera frame.

Finally, remember these hints

The color will be shown as completely different on various devices if the color space is not correct.
Do NOT use a digital zoom, set your camera on a 2-second-timer mode, and make sure that your ISO is no greater than 600-640.

The easiest way to ensure that your alignment is spot on is to create guidelines in a Photoshop template. And whenever possible, photograph as many angles of your products as possible