First, if you have never heard of Etsy.com before, you should check it out to see if it is a place you would buy from. This website is a great place to sell handmade items, and it is free for those of you who use it. If you are interested in making a living from selling something you made, there is a list of things you can sell on Etsy, and you can use photography to help display your items in an inviting way.
- Make use of natural light.
There are several ways to make use of natural light in a photoshoot. One way is to use natural light without the use of a flash. But there are other ways you can use natural light, such as window light or natural light with an umbrella or diffuser. Sunlight is the most important source of light in photography. The next most important source of light is the direction the light is coming from. So much of the time, people do not use sunlight in their photos, they use artificial light.
- Simple background to let the product stand out.
The most important part of a picture is the background. You should always make sure that the background of your pictures is as important as the product you are photographing. Getting a good photo can be a daunting task. With a variety of camera options, lenses, and post-processing options, it can be hard to know where to start. The problem is that most of the photography tutorials online come from the perspective of the photographer rather than the consumer. People want to know how to take better photos, and it is helpful to know what the consumer is looking for when taking these photos.
- Make a matching look for the shop.
For many Etsy sellers, the biggest struggle is finding product pictures that are good enough to use on their listings. Unfortunately, there is not a scale that allows us to know just how good our pictures are. For example, you may sell jewellery and feature a picture of your own hand wearing the pieces that you are selling because it is more “personal”, so you might want to avoid using a picture of a mannequin as this could give your shop an unnatural feel. You want your buyers to imagine themselves wearing your pieces. You need to keep that matching look throughout your shop so they get the idea.
- Capture shots that show scale, detail, and function.
If you have been selling items on Etsy for a while, you will know that photography is particularly important to selling your items well. You want to make sure that you are showing them in their best light, and they are something that catches the eye of buyers who have been searching in your general area. It is essential to list the details of the pieces, as well as say where they are coming from, how much shipping will be, and if there are any chances of skin reactions, especially with jewellery.
- Few simple edits.
While editing photos on your computer is the bane of your existence, the real pain comes when you do it on your phone with a tiny screen. Thankfully, you can do a few little tweaks to make the process a bit easier. So, check out your phone’s editing capabilities to see if you can do it straight from your phone without having to upload it, maybe a wise choice in this instance.
Hopefully, you have picked up some tips and tricks on how you can photograph your items in the best way possible. Whatever, you go for, make sure it suits your style and presentation, it may be about appealing to your potential customers, but you must stick to your true nature as a seller and creator.
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