- Photograph your item in front of a solid, neutral colored background. Grey, white, and black are the best.
- If using a backdrop, use black velvet. Velvet prevents a problem called backshine since it doesn’t reflect the flash. A backdrop also helps hide whatever clutter might be visible in the room and keeps the buyer’s attention on the item.
- Use the right lighting setup to depict the item’s actual color. Strong, overcast daylight provides the best light although the next best is fluorescent light. Softbox lights were also suggested. They can be purchasedor made for about $20 each using this DIY softbox tutorial courtesy of Photo Tuts+.
- Adjust the white balance of your camera to ensure the color in your photos match the color of the item.
- Take multiple photos. At least one photo of each aspect of the item helps buyers understand what they’re bidding on from different perspectives. Photos of the front, back, top, bottom, and interior are helpful. Close ups can also be helpful in showing the condition of the item along with any identifying marks, such as labels for designer items.
- Recommended photo size is 1000 pixels to ensure clarity for potential buyers.
- Consider video. If you can’t properly convey the item through photos, you can always shoot a video and upload it to YouTube and embed the link in your description to help your buyers better understand what they’re bidding on.
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