The Key To Taking Great Product Photos

Going off our most recent post, I thought it would be a good idea to continue writing blog posts about techniques that you can start with today.

While selling items online can be a great source of income, you won’t be able to make much without good photos. No one wants to buy an item that they can’t see.

Thankfully, if you follow these simple tips, you’ll consistently be able to snap the perfect pictures of the items you’re selling.

Choose The Right Background

A messy or distracting background can be a big turn-off the buyers. Not only does it look unprofessional, it can make it much harder for people to see the details of the item.

It’s always best to photograph items in front of a white background. While a white wall is normally fine, hanging a white sheet can help people to get even better results.

Lighting Is Key

The difference between a mediocre photo and a great one is usually the lighting. A light source will make a photo less clear, and can make an item look a lot worse.

Check out these examples of product photography

If you have a room with a lot of natural light, you may want to take photos there. It’s easy to take attractive photos if you have a lot of sunlight.

If you don’t have access to things like this, placing lamps around the item you’re photographing is key. Experiment with different lighting setups until you find one that works for you.

Don’t Overdo The Editing

A little bit of editing can really clean up a product photo and make it look more professional. However, if you edit a photo too much, you’re being misleading to customers. In addition, an obviously-edited photo can be a turn off.

Make sure you keep things simple when it comes to editing. The more natural your photo looks, the better.

Anyone can take great photos on products if they keep these simple tips in mind. If you’re looking for some more tips check out this link below:

http://www.diyphotography.net/7-functional-tips-better-product-photography/

 

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