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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12
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Default How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

I've been seeing photos of items that are perfect!! They are clear and well, perfect. lol.
How do you take such great pictures of your items??? What's the secret?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:50
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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

Most pictures you see on sites like Etsy are
usually modeled by professional photographers
or are photo-edited to change the lighting.

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Practice practice practice practice. My first pics were not great and now they are much better. It depends what your are talking about for what kind of pics you use. I recommend starting by learning about aperture which makes such a difference! Also, practice with different lightings, backgrounds, etc. Have patience. There is always something to learn about photography.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:09
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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

DSLR camera (don't think you are going to get any kind of halfway decent product shot with a cell phone camera), studio or a good understanding of natural light for outdoor pics, photo editing software and LOTS of practice!
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Practice for sure. Not everyone is a great phorographer, no matter how "great" your camera is. Practice different lighting, functions on your camera, angles of your product, and photo editing.......its not something that happens overnight by no means, but should improve with trying different things.
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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

natural light (or natural light bulbs) and a tripod...and of course- practice

oh, and take the time to edit them!
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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

I have trouble too because I take pictures of my buttons (pins) and there is "always a glare. Sometimes I can get the perfect picture at the "right" time, but I never know when that is...

Thanks for the tips.
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I have trouble too because I take pictures of my buttons (pins) and there is "always a glare. Sometimes I can get the perfect picture at the "right" time, but I never know when that is...

Thanks for the tips.
Hi Razzle! I just wanted to suggest a couple of things that may help (unless you are already doing them). First of all, NO flash. The flash will surely cause a glare. Also, use plenty of natural light and experiment with a black piece of fabric or maybe a black poster board that blocks any direct light hitting your buttons. I am certainly not a pro, but that is what comes to mind. Best of luck to you!

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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

Fancy Schmancy pretty much covered it! It is all about practice, natural light, no flash, and if your camera has it-use micro mode for close ups. Also I find it helpful to take against white background and use fotofuze to "bleach" out the back.
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Default Re: How do you take clear/perfect pictures of your items?

I have to agree with the practice makes perfect comment, when I first started my business I took my pictures with a regular point and shoot. I upgraded to a Cannon Rebel and I love it, it's now my go to camera for everything. I am kind of embarrassed at my old pictures but I look back at them now and I can see how far I've come, it's trial and error, lots of it. I also take some of my modeled product shots myself, and photography has become a serious hobby for me, so serious that I have booked a couple of paid sessions, Save the Date, Family, and my very first wedding in March! it's generating extra income for my family, and that's always welcomed. You never know, after investing so much time and effort into improving your pictures you may catch the bug and take photography seriously, besides improving your sales. Which it did for me, exponentially.

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