A good picture of your selling item helps buyers make their purchasing decision. Being the first point of contact, a good picture can make the difference in your goal as a seller. Investing some time in producing quality photos will most probably bring higher returns. Here are some tips to make photos that attract buyers.
- Avoid using busy backgrounds
- Make use of appropriate lighting
- Avoid holding camera in hands
- Capture pictures in high resolution
- Get close-up shots
- Take shots from various angles
An ideal background for each product might vary, but setting up the products against a plain white or neutral background reduces viewer distraction and helps to draw attention towards the product itself.
It is advised that camera flash be turned out in order to avoid shadows and reflections. In addition to that use of diffused lighting should be encouraged. This can be done by placing a plain white piece of cloth in front of the light source or by deflecting the light source to a wall and then to the product.
In general, when a camera is set on a tripod it gives steadier photo. In absence of a tripod, it can be set on a flat surface.
Take care that the pictures are large enough so that buyers are able to view a zoomed in image of the product. For the best possible results make sure the photos are at least 500 pixels on the longer side.
If there are specific parts of a product the seller wants to enhance taking close-up shots of it would be effective. This should be done using the camera’s macro setting.
Make sure that the pictures made under this setting are checked on a computer or a printer before posting.
In some cases, viewing pictures from more than one angle makes in possible -for the buyer- to get a better image of the product.