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9 Tips for Taking better Craft Photography

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Instead of thinking of the photography as just one more step in the online listing process, why not consider it as an extra showcase of your artistic talent and ability?  If your products are not selling online, the chances are pretty high that the pictures are to blame.  You spend a lot of time creating beautiful crafts, well, now it is time to create the beautiful pictures that will assist in selling of these quality products.

  • Camera.  You need a picture-taking device.  Now, you don’t need anything super special, iphones can take just as good of pictures as a fancy expensive camera.  But, you do need something that can take a picture.
  • Lighting.  Try to use natural white lighting, but not direct sunlight.  Go outside, use a shadow.  Or inside, use a window.  Limit shadows as much as possible, especially the sharp shadows.
  • Background.  You can use props, a backdrop…

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4 thoughts on “9 Tips for Taking better Craft Photography”

  1. I have gone to the craft stores and picked up a ton of pretty scrapbook papers and they can really help me show case my jewelry !! I have ones that look like wood, and even sweater fabric or grass , and all differant patterns and designs and colors . maps and writing can highlight the right pieces and iI have been suprises what a huge differance it can make . I never got that about the pictures until I had been sellign on Etsy for a while and then noticed how pretty some pictures were and how blah mine were , so it really does help a lot to use props and pretty back grounds to high light your items. I love to read any tips that come my way to I will be saving and reading this post more carefully when I have some time, thanks for shariing !!!

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