Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Take quality pictures!!!

We all know that taking quality pictures is the key to being featured on Etsy front page.
Including simple step-by-step instructions on how to take better pictures of your products.
I found this on Etsy Forum today and wanted to share with the group.

http://www.handmadeology.com/studio-quality-product-photography-with-a-12-set-up/

If you happen to have good tips and links, please share!

Alvant
Captain of Etsy Weavers team

5 comments:

  1. These are general tips on "shooting to sell" from photojojo:
    http://content.photojojo.com/tips/product-photo-tips-for-ebay-etsy-instructables/

    This is a tutorial on a DIY softbox:
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

    These are some tips for using EV and White Balance on your camera:
    http://www.etsy.com/storque/seller-handbook/bright-light-big-color-using-ev-and-white-balance-to-make-yo-477/

    I really like using an image editing program and would recommend it. Here's a site with free programs:
    http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/imagephotoediting.shtml

    If you use one, here's some tips on using Histograms and Levels with those programs:
    http://www.etsy.com/storque/seller-handbook/on-the-level-make-your-photos-pop-with-histograms-and-levels-547/

    I hope this helps!

    These are some photos I took using the DIY softbox:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58121640@N04/sets/72157625836815289/

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  2. WOW! this is good stuff!!! I am currently re-shooting some of my pictures with many enhancements that I found in those links... What a difference!!! I am such a fan of "Before" and "After"

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  3. Happy shooting! Well, you'll have to show us some of those before and after shots here!

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  4. hahaha! The after shots look so much better that I had to delete all of the "before" ones from my listings ;-))

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  5. Great tips. I am anxious to try the $12 Set-Up.

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