Catch a Buyer’s Eye: Tips for Great Listing Photos

By FPL_RachelR

Ok, so you started using selling apps. Maybe you’re just starting, or you’ve listed some things and you’d like to increase your sales.

Your cover photo is your first impression. Even before buyers look at a title, they will see your photos. Here are some simple tips for taking great listing photos:

  • Take photos from all angles; show your buyer’s everything about your item!
  • Photograph any defects – be open and honest with your buyers
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible to bring out the best qualities of your items.
  • When photographing jewelry, consider wearing it or placing it on black velvet. Make it pop!
  • Find a portable backdrop
    • Curtain
    • Hardwood flooring, a piece of tile
    • Black velvet for jewelry
    • Fabric
    • Poster board or science fair trifold board

Would you like to learn more about photography in general? Check out these books in our collection:

The Complete Guide to Digital Photography

Digital Photography

The Beginner's Photography Guide

Digital Photography for Dummies

Digital Photography FAQs (eBook)

Interested in some online classes? Gale Online Courses lets you get certification upon course completion.

Check for classes on General Photography or Online Photography.

Are you a Frisco Resident? Libby.com has videos on dozens of topics such as Ebay Photography and Marketing Photography.

If you’re new to selling platforms, keep and eye on our calendar for our next Selling from your Smartphone class in January! In this class, we will have an overview of some of the post popular selling apps as well as a workshop where you can ask questions or start setting up your selling profiles.

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