10 Resources for Taking Better Product Photos

Many online creative entrepreneurs have amazing products, but no one can tell, because their photos suck. I see lots of creative women on Etsy who wonder why their products aren’t selling who have crappy photos. When you’re trying to stand out among thousands of sellers, your photos have to rock.

I spent a lot of time trying to learn more about photography and used those skills in retaking photos for my products. Are they perfect? No. Are they much, much better from when I started? Oh, yeah. Since I redid my photos, I get a lot more views and I started getting online sales.

I’m not a professional photographer, and I’ll never pretend to be, but I have found tons of great, FREE information on taking better product photos. I’ve compiled a list of the best. These articles seriously helped me, and if you’re wondering how to make your pictures better without getting new, fancy equipment, take one day to read through these articles and start implementing the techniques. It will make a huge difference.

Tips for Great Product Photography on Design*Sponge

Top Ten Tips for Better Product Photography on Paper n Stitch

Perfect Colors Every Time on Greenpix

Photography Tips with heidiadnum Part I and Part II on Etsy

How to Brighten Your Photos with Paperama on Etsy

Feature Friendly Photos on Etsy

Achieving Clarity and Crispness in Your Photos on Etsy

How to Style Your Photos on Etsy

Basic Photoshop Tips for Product Photography on edyta szyszlo photography

Homemade Light Box for Product Photography on Studio Lighting

If you know of other resources for taking better product photos, please share them in the comments.

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5 Responses to 10 Resources for Taking Better Product Photos

  1. Chiara May 23, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I look forward to the weekend to go through the website and to get my camera to get new pictures. I know this is definitly one of my problems and I have to work on it. Hopefully it will not be raining again ;-)
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