Monday, November 24, 2008

A Word About Photography

I would like to say a word or two about photography. I've looked at many pictures of items for sale and would like to give a word of advice. If you are trying to sell an item, take your photos in natural light if at all possible. Go outside and take your pictures. Try not to use a flash. A flash leaves bright spots on the item to be sold that could be interpreted as a flaw on the item.

Always think about your background and how it will reflect on your item. If you are photographing jewelry for sale, using mirrors in natural light will allow your buyers to see the front and inside of the piece and there will be no surprises for your buyers when they purchase your item.

Natural light will always showcase your item in the "best possible light."

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5 comments:

jodi french paper arts said...

Thanks for the tips

little bachu said...

Great tips!! I agree

Mayhem said...

Yep, always used Natural light...have to be careful on super sunny days though :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

At the very least all folks should invest in decent photo edit software and adjust the exposure and crop their photos well. I'm amazed at how many dark and blurry photos make it into Etsy shops. Software doesn't need to be expensive or advanced to perk up a photo!

Softpencil said...

Very useful tips! thank you!