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
Feature Friendly 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.