I'm not a product photographer, but I'm willing to experiment.
I've never been one to try and photograph products, although I do like to shoot interesting subjects. I've never set up a mini studio at home and tried my hand at shooting "objects". I've seen plenty of incredible photos over the years, but it's admittedly not my thing.
But recently I was at Allen's Boots in downtown Austin and couldn't resist shooting all the amazing boots in the shop. I can definitely get behind the idea of shooting this sort of thing. I just love the look of leather boots. You can bring up the details and make the colors pop, etc. It's actually pretty fun to shoot and edit these.
I liked these blue boots, so I framed it up and shot. In Luminar, I added a preset, a texture, and then a bunch of gradient masks to darken the edges. It was fun! I may have to go back there and shoot some more.
Most importantly though, this has reminded me that getting in close and shooting some details is both a rewarding and interesting experience. When I travel, I am often looking at the "big picture" sort of scene and frequently overlook things like this. I am hoping this reminds me that even the smaller, close up stuff can make a worthy photograph. Lesson learned (I hope!).