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Shop Makeover Series: Feature-Friendly Photos

Jan 14, 2009

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Want a few tips on getting your items featured? (…Not only by other Etsy community members curating their Treasuries, or Etsy Admin, but also all those bloggers featuring Etsy items?) Here are a few tips from the Shop Makeover Series to help make your photos and listings more appealing to curators everywhere!

1. Take Crisp, Clear Photos

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Before and After by KreatedbyKelly

While this may be an obvious tip, it’s still worth stating. Crisp, clean photos that show the details and texture of your work can make a world of difference. Make sure your photos are at least 430 pixels wide. (If they are smaller, Etsy will stretch them out to fit in your item listings and this will make them look blurry.)  Here are a few great articles that can help you with photography. Put in the time to do some Photoshop touch up if you can’t get a perfect exposure or lighting is tricky— it really counts! There are free tools now too, such as Pixenate.

2. Keep it Simple

Before and After by KarensMonsters

Most featured items have very simple backgrounds that won’t clash with the rest of the curated list or a curator’s site. These types of backgrounds also make your work the star of the photo!

3. Angle & Crop

Before and After by lpdesigns

Before and After by idyllhands

Angles add depth and cropping adds a bit of intrigue; together these make for a detailed and eye-popping photo!

3b.  Get Really Close

Before and After by InuInspirations

Look how “up close and personal” InuInspirations gets in this ‘after’ photo. I can immediately see how well made this item is, and in addition, it really makes me want to see more of the product! Experiment with the macro setting on your camera.

4. Steer Clear of Graphics & Text

Before and After by TatteredElegance

Aim for your photos to play well with others. Graphics will make your photos stand out in a way that may not complement the design aesthetic of neighboring items, or the design elements in the curator’s own blog or site.  Let your items speak for themselves in your item listing photos, especially the first thumbnail.

5. Take It to the Next Level with Background & Settings

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PerlaAnne‘s final photo surely helped her get featured on Design*Sponge

A menagerie of your items in one photo (preferably NOT the first photo) can make it easy for a blogger to write about your work as a whole.  (Make sure you note in your item description that this photo is to show a collection, and only one item is for sale.)

6. Live Models

Before and After by forthetiny

There’s something about a living, breathing model (be that adult, baby or pet) that makes a product more relateable (and clickable!). Note in your description that the item is pictured in photo is just a sample (especially if you’re selling something “intimate” like underwear). A great example from Hopeless says, “This item is made to order, you are not purchasing the item on the model.”

One last example. This before and after incorporates a few things we love: model, natural light, cropping and simple backgrounds. Nice work rubypearl!

Thinking about making your item photos easier to feature?  Send your before and after pics to our Etsy Shop Makeovers Flickr group.

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482 comments

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 8 years ago

    Good tips!

  • chakrapennywhistle

    chakrapennywhistle said 8 years ago

    This is a wonderful post!

  • fionachapman

    fionachapman said 8 years ago

    Lot's of really helpful advice. Thank you. Now can you make the sun shine on my window sill in a gloomy British winter? (lol!)

  • neawear

    neawear said 8 years ago

    That "Get Really Close" example is PERFECT!! :)

  • steel

    steel said 8 years ago

    Nice tips. :)

  • AREjewellery

    AREjewellery said 8 years ago

    fab tips - this is my new years resolution - better photos!

  • MichelleAlynn

    MichelleAlynn said 8 years ago

    Lovely tips! :)

  • LacySorbet

    LacySorbet said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the tips. Off to edit some photos. ;)

  • southpawstudios

    southpawstudios said 8 years ago

    great ideas!

  • tummytoys

    tummytoys said 8 years ago

    Sometimes we forget the simple things. Nice reminder.

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 8 years ago

    This is great. I need to take another look at my photos. I think I need to get closer.

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones said 8 years ago

    nice, i'm just starting to set up my shop, this is very helpful :)

  • picklehead

    picklehead said 8 years ago

    this is great! thanks!

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 8 years ago

    This is awesome!!! Number 5 REALLY helps when you are selling prints and artwork!

  • TheSavageCabbage

    TheSavageCabbage said 8 years ago

    I think the live models advice is really important. I'm much more likely to buy something if at least one of the pictures shows me what the item looks like on a real person.

  • Doodlage

    Doodlage said 8 years ago

    Wonderful tips, and great examples :)

  • prettypeardesigns

    prettypeardesigns said 8 years ago

    Great tips - when I am searching to create a treasury great images is the first thing I lood for.

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 8 years ago

    Cool robot guy. The beads on the Sumeria necklace are really neat as well!

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 8 years ago

    good ideas. I hope I make it to the front page someday!

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks said 8 years ago

    great tips- valuable information. thanks.

  • mloartwear

    mloartwear said 8 years ago

    Very good tips! Thank you, Danielle!

  • momochas

    momochas said 8 years ago

    All these tips are really useful, thanks!

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the helpful tips!!

  • bugbitesplayfood

    bugbitesplayfood said 8 years ago

    Great examples! Thanks for the article. I will definitely keep this in mind for my new photos.

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 8 years ago

    I totally did this and then Flickr shut down my account!! Bleepin bleepers....

  • mamafamilias

    mamafamilias said 8 years ago

    Good tips. If only my live models were less lively. Try try try again.

  • Ibreak4glass

    Ibreak4glass said 8 years ago

    For those of us who are into Photography, sometimes we forget the simple things. Thanks for the reminder to put the same care into our photo's. Off to fix mine

  • VAharoni

    VAharoni said 8 years ago

    Thanks Danielle. My question is how do you know when you hit the front page? I found out 4 or 5 days after...then it is gone! May be the one and only and I missed it. Is there a way to know?

  • creationsinglass

    creationsinglass said 8 years ago

    thanks for the great tips!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, I'm working on my camera skills and pictures, even in the frigid cold temps~ minus 15 yesterday~ fingers are still cold today. Did I mention I'm crazy too!! lol.

  • babyoslings

    babyoslings said 8 years ago

    Thanks I wouldn't have been able to think of this stuff on my own.

  • juliaa

    juliaa said 8 years ago

    great tips--i'm doing a shop makeover and it really does make a big difference. :)

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 8 years ago

    Always LOVE great tips!!! THANK YOU!

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy said 8 years ago

    Wonderful tips! The illustration photos are beautiful!

  • KarensMonsters

    KarensMonsters said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great article! VAharoni: You don't know, except by views. Though you can often catch a screenshot on flickr.

  • windyhillfibers

    windyhillfibers said 8 years ago

    There are great tips, and I can't wait to redo some of my photos. I wish you had photographed a silk scarf, though, because I find them to be a difficult item to capture adequately in a small photo. Guess I'll go check out the photos on flickr.

  • citefuzz

    citefuzz said 8 years ago

    great to know, thanks

  • pillowfarmer

    pillowfarmer said 8 years ago

    Super photo tips! Thanks!!!

  • beladonnajewels

    beladonnajewels said 8 years ago

    Very helpful tips...great post! :)

  • threepeats

    threepeats said 8 years ago

    I always struggle to fit in a full view of my long necklace...I'll struggle no longer!

  • simplymega

    simplymega said 8 years ago

    Yep- I see now.

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 8 years ago

    So concise and easy to read. I love all of the before and after shots to illustrate. Thank you

  • BululuGems

    BululuGems said 8 years ago

    Excellent tips... Thanks so much Danielle :D

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 8 years ago

    Beautiful and very helpful; thanks so much Etsy. These surely are the tricks of the "stars" here on Etsy. :o)

  • budpnq

    budpnq said 8 years ago

    Excellent article! Thanks for the easy-to-read format and helpful advice. :D

  • BeverlyAnn

    BeverlyAnn said 8 years ago

    Great tips on how to really show off your product. Love it. Thanks!

  • KatsSoyKandles

    KatsSoyKandles said 8 years ago

    Beautiful items & great tips, thank you for sharing :o)

  • elizandaxel

    elizandaxel said 8 years ago

    Great tips, thank you!

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire said 8 years ago

    This is great, Danielle! I'll definitely pass this article along to people who write to Support for photo advice. And use the tips in my own shop!

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly said 8 years ago

    These are great tips! I cannot believe what I used to think of as good pictures *smiles*

  • sweetshorn

    sweetshorn said 8 years ago

    I am so inspired!

  • bluetricycle

    bluetricycle said 8 years ago

    These are great tips! I keep re-shooting my work as I find better lighting, angle ideas, etc. I even took a class to find out how to better use my camera-the class was specifically for my camera brand, so it helped immensely!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 8 years ago

    This is THE article to read for sellers! THE ONE! THE BOMB! Everyone NEEEEEEEEDS this! Thank you SO much! The examples speak volumes! I am just thrilled with this information- a lot of which I already had read, but to SEE the advice in action really drives it home for me!

  • sungazer

    sungazer said 8 years ago

    This is really helpful - specific examples, concrete advice, clear explanations. More like this, please!

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 8 years ago

    Love the tip about graphics and text! That's so disturbing in a picture! :) Great tips!

  • dayinthepark

    dayinthepark said 8 years ago

    This is a great list of tips and easy to understand/visualize. Thanks!

  • SCJJewelryDesign

    SCJJewelryDesign said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

  • WearableByDesign

    WearableByDesign said 8 years ago

    Ohhh! Great ideas!!

  • Yoola

    Yoola said 8 years ago

    Great ideas, going to have a look at my shop...

  • lalala08

    lalala08 said 8 years ago

    Awesome!

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 8 years ago

    Fantastic! It's always good to know what curators are looking for!

  • ASecondChance

    ASecondChance said 8 years ago

    great tips! thanks!

  • NannysDesigns

    NannysDesigns said 8 years ago

    Great tips! I need to rework my photo.

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 8 years ago

    ooh these were fantastic before and after shots! Great tips!

  • MieleMelograno

    MieleMelograno said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the different versions of the photo before and afters! You are always so helpful!!!

  • ablemabel

    ablemabel said 8 years ago

    Love the fact that you showed before and after shots! Really helps drive home the point!

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 8 years ago

    I'll be thinking about these tips when I take pictures tomorrow! Thanks.

  • InspirationPoint

    InspirationPoint said 8 years ago

    Great ideas!! Good photos make all the difference between getting featured and not getting featured.

  • JesseMosher

    JesseMosher said 8 years ago

    great ! thank you

  • psychedelictara

    psychedelictara said 8 years ago

    Food for thought! Some great tips that I will definitely use in the future. Thanks! : )

  • paintingpam

    paintingpam said 8 years ago

    Beautiful Photos, great tips and a goal to strive toward!!!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 8 years ago

    Thanks...great to keep in mind.

  • AnnaDenise

    AnnaDenise said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    You guys are too sweet! The thanks should go to all these Etsy sellers who sent me before and afters! They are perfect, right? I'm so happy to see all the additions to the Etsy Shop Makeover Flickr Group! http://www.flickr.com/groups/etsyshopmakeovers/ Great work everyone!

  • Penvern

    Penvern said 8 years ago

    Very Pragmatic advices! Thank you. As a newcomer I take those with great consideration.

  • jeannesu

    jeannesu said 8 years ago

    Great photo tips. I do see a lot of items pictured on etsy that I have a hard time figuring out what is for sale. I would not buy something that I can't clearly see what it is. Arty photos are great, but the idea is to sell a product. If the product is not clear I would think it would be hard to make a sale.

  • PeteAndRepeatVintage

    PeteAndRepeatVintage said 8 years ago

    I love how they handpick items. You never know what's going to make it to the front page. Maybe one day my pictures will make it there! Ooooooooo how lovely.

  • PeteAndRepeatVintage

    PeteAndRepeatVintage said 8 years ago

    Oh and thanks again for all the great advice!

  • OpusMuse

    OpusMuse said 8 years ago

    I'm always on a lookout for ways to improve my photography skills. Thanks for sharing your know-hows! Hearted a couple of great artists too!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 8 years ago

    Great tips, I keep trying to improve mine...

  • JenniferCasady

    JenniferCasady said 8 years ago

    Fabulous photo tips!!! I need to work on the angles and cropping tip.

  • evelaine

    evelaine said 8 years ago

    These tips will come in handy when I'm ready to set up shop.

  • EcoFriendlySoaps

    EcoFriendlySoaps said 8 years ago

    Great suggestions. Thanks.

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips.

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 8 years ago

    congrats!!!! it's a fantastic article. I think so, It's really really important to take a lot of photos of each item and then to choose the better. Go close-up photos!!!!!

  • SASessories

    SASessories said 8 years ago

    I love that crochet dress, such wearable art! Yes, good photos do make a really big dif!

  • BDOODLES

    BDOODLES said 8 years ago

    Tips are always great. Back to work on those pic skills!

  • TokyoVogue

    TokyoVogue said 8 years ago

    Great Post, I will def take a lot of this into consideration with my pics :)

  • littleputbooks

    littleputbooks said 8 years ago

    these are great. good photography is so important!

  • patriciasaabdesigns

    patriciasaabdesigns said 8 years ago

    Soooo helpful! Always fine tuning the photo stuff!

  • KaylaCoo

    KaylaCoo said 8 years ago

    Great tips, I'm quite new to etsy so I need all the help I can get!

  • tgldesigns

    tgldesigns said 8 years ago

    Great Tips, Keep up the good work. I have been wondering how to get that closeup/blurry look to my porcelain beads and jewelry. New Year resolution is to market better and photos are all apart of that.

  • MissToryDesigns

    MissToryDesigns said 8 years ago

    I think I'll outsource my photography from now on. I think it will be far cheaper than buying a new camera!

  • jansonpottery

    jansonpottery said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks for showing the difference between good and not so good!

  • Clevelandgirlie

    Clevelandgirlie said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the info. Plain backgrounds - yeah, that's the ticket.

  • AmberDawnAccessories

    AmberDawnAccessories said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much for these tips! Completely an eye opener!

  • laceandlinks

    laceandlinks said 8 years ago

    Great tips thanks!

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike said 8 years ago

    Excellent examples!

  • Serenities

    Serenities said 8 years ago

    Thanks!

  • PeridotMoon

    PeridotMoon said 8 years ago

    Sweet #100 Loved the article it is direct with wonderful visual examples. Great Work!

  • shanekelley

    shanekelley said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the tips on improving business :)

  • EnchantedElmJewelry

    EnchantedElmJewelry said 8 years ago

    One of things I love about Etsy is free advice from the more experienced. Thanks a bunch!

  • auntyk

    auntyk said 8 years ago

    this article is so helpful....thanks to all the contributors for making our shops a better place to see.

  • surfjewels

    surfjewels said 8 years ago

    Some good ideas there and i think then its just lots of practice... Handmade ethical jewellery: http://surfjewels.webhosting-for-free.com

  • laijen

    laijen said 8 years ago

    very helpful to know what I need to do to improve my shop. Thank you, (I've also enlisted my husband now to help with the photography.)

  • PreciousPoses

    PreciousPoses said 8 years ago

    Great article ... and of course, I was drawn to the photo of the newborn -- a delightfully "Precious Pose"!

  • Petables

    Petables said 8 years ago

    This was inspirational! Thanks

  • spicerakdesigns

    spicerakdesigns said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. I have really been struggling with getting my new shop up to par and especially the photographs. After reading all your shop make over articles and spent the last several days running back and forth between the shop and the camera, shop and the camera... Then I read your article regarding picnik and photos and life became easier. I love picnik and thanks so much for helping all of us newbie Etsians!!

  • honeybeejewelry

    honeybeejewelry said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice. I redid all my photos and I think they look 100% better! I didn't know what my camera could do.

  • Vonni28

    Vonni28 said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips it really helped

  • CityChicCountryMouse

    CityChicCountryMouse said 8 years ago

    I love the before and afters! Thanks for the tips!

  • ShesFancy

    ShesFancy said 8 years ago

    Good advice. I am excited to try some new techniques for my photos. Thanks!

  • copernicus66

    copernicus66 said 8 years ago

    I can definitely use these suggestions. Thanks.

  • ArtziFartzi

    ArtziFartzi said 8 years ago

    I'm always drowning in technology so ....this has greatly helped me in my photo problems...so now can you help me with my laundry problems....how do I get my whites really white .... smiles, Christine

  • PointyPaws

    PointyPaws said 8 years ago

    Thanks!

  • isdesigns

    isdesigns said 8 years ago

    Good advice ......working on it now. Thank you.

  • gifts2give

    gifts2give said 8 years ago

    Great ideas I can really work with!

  • Morningbird

    Morningbird said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great ideas, I do appreciate it because I am photo-challenged (hopefully that will change soon!) - I have been curious, though - I find the front page of Etsy is pretty much always the same and everyone is trying to look the same. I understand the cohesiveness thing so it makes sense to a point. Maybe some more features on different items? or something from Supplies? Or a change of look. The close-up-cropped-plain-background-thing is lovely but repetitive.

  • TejaesArt

    TejaesArt said 8 years ago

    Awesome tips! Can't wait to try it on some of my items.

  • mariasfavorites

    mariasfavorites said 8 years ago

    Great tips - I love the angle shots.

  • moonbindery

    moonbindery said 8 years ago

    Thanks for this article--it's really helpful. Improving my photos is definitely an ongoing process.

  • erinmapes

    erinmapes said 8 years ago

    Great tips. I'm always looking for ways to improve my photos.

  • MargaroArt

    MargaroArt said 8 years ago

    Great tips! This just what I needed.

  • bremerweave

    bremerweave said 8 years ago

    All this makes so much sense! Thanks!

  • naKiMuli

    naKiMuli said 8 years ago

    thank you sooo much for this!

  • bijougirldesigns

    bijougirldesigns said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thank you!

  • TanyaLoganJewellery

    TanyaLoganJewellery said 8 years ago

    Thanks! I totally agree with Fiona Chapman - I need some sun! It's funny how different things seem on the camera screen than on your page - will definately revise my techniques...

  • PorchlightVintage

    PorchlightVintage said 8 years ago

    this set of tips is the best I've seen - fantastic! Simple and utterly clear examples! Nice work putting this together.

  • hempandmore

    hempandmore said 8 years ago

    Nice photo comparisons! :-)

  • LadybugLimited

    LadybugLimited said 8 years ago

    thanks for the tips-- I'll be back for a re-read when I take more pix next week!

  • thesmilingfoxstudio

    thesmilingfoxstudio said 8 years ago

    I still can't believe how helpful this site is! Etsy really wants you to succeed. Articles like this are fantastic: thanks a lot!

  • StaceyDawn

    StaceyDawn said 8 years ago

    Wow...that was great seeing the difference in the before and after pictures!

  • zombiepenguen

    zombiepenguen said 8 years ago

    Just what I needed, I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Thank you!

  • sugartreecreek

    sugartreecreek said 8 years ago

    I've really been paying attention to the backgrounds that show off the items the best. It's hard for me to get a decent picture so close-up and I'm a photographer!Thanks for sharing

  • alisonkelleydesigns

    alisonkelleydesigns said 8 years ago

    I love before and afters! Thanks for sharing this info, it really helps to get an idea of the different angels too.

  • Frommyhand

    Frommyhand said 8 years ago

    Wonderful tips, thankyou

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 8 years ago

    I know the article link to Picnik goes to the other Storque article, but it would be great to have a direct link to Picnik from this one as well for those who want to find it in one shot :) I love the before and after photos, wonderful improvements and it just goes to show that if you slow down and think about your picture you can capture something amazing!

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 8 years ago

    Great tips, thank you

  • zombiepenguen

    zombiepenguen said 8 years ago

    Thank you! I'm finishing up my new photos now and I'm much happier with them now.

  • mpaperarts

    mpaperarts said 8 years ago

    I'm grabbing my camera!

  • ArtWhims

    ArtWhims said 8 years ago

    Great! I think that Feb goal #1 will be to redo some photos :D

  • Soov

    Soov said 8 years ago

    Thank you sooo much, Daniellexo! I've tried to incorporate your tips and hope it's apparent in my recent photos. Now I just have to retake those back pages of mine. lol!

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 8 years ago

    Great Tips!

  • Junkartist

    Junkartist said 8 years ago

    even with photoshop I still can't get it right, will have more luck now though. thanks

  • LaurieLou

    LaurieLou said 8 years ago

    Great tips for new etsy shop owners!

  • VintageIsle

    VintageIsle said 8 years ago

    Thank you for this; it really emphasizes how important photography will be to our new shop!

  • Softpencil

    Softpencil said 8 years ago

    very good tips!!!

  • inspiringcolor

    inspiringcolor said 8 years ago

    I'm just curious though, for a clothing seller, most of our items are made-to-order, but some aren't. Should we only use models on our made-to-order clothing? Or can we note that modeled garments are laundered prior to shipment? This would be important for vintage clothing especially, not just our tie-dye stuff.

  • paulasmits

    paulasmits said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much. I just started my shop 3 days ago and this helps me. Actually, I would like to know what everyone thinks of my shop :o)

  • tinybeadsny

    tinybeadsny said 8 years ago

    This article has some great advice. I just moved and wanted to revamp my pictures. I will be drawing on these tips and inspiration from my new surroundings to update my photos!

  • designstyles07

    designstyles07 said 8 years ago

    After reading this I went back and looked at a bunch of my pics and updated them. There are still a few that need some work, but overall this was a very helpful post. Thanks :o)

  • ScentfulIndulgence

    ScentfulIndulgence said 8 years ago

    I agree with designstyles07, this post has been helpful. I did some retakes today and they came out beautiful. One example, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19600892 Thank you Etsy!!!

  • mybabydiapers

    mybabydiapers said 8 years ago

    Nice photos and informations!! I try to take my photos like these :-)) I hope you like http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6045102

  • pandawithcookie

    pandawithcookie said 8 years ago

    I've been working on my photography since I joined and have had big improvements. Thanks for some more tips.

  • amyelisedesigns

    amyelisedesigns said 8 years ago

    Love the tips! Thank you!

  • Liyana

    Liyana said 8 years ago

    I must try this great tips :) thanks

  • saludamoon

    saludamoon said 8 years ago

    Re-shot all my photos. What a difference a tip makes! Thank you!

  • nannastyle

    nannastyle said 8 years ago

    Great article - very practical. Helps you get a fresh perspective of your items. Will do my best...

  • SkyscraperArt

    SkyscraperArt said 8 years ago

    It would be great if Etsy would add a photo editing feature to the uploading picture site. Many other sites do have them. Maybe not a Phtoshop but anything would help. Pictures tell the story!

  • starflowersilver

    starflowersilver said 8 years ago

    wow, what a difference a little planning makes. Have taken notes! thanks!

  • bikimiki

    bikimiki said 8 years ago

    Great tips! Thank you so much!

  • luxandlove

    luxandlove said 8 years ago

    these tips have definitely helped me see things from a different angle - thanks! Lux x

  • nikki1264

    nikki1264 said 8 years ago

    awesome tips....

  • thedryingrack

    thedryingrack said 8 years ago

    great tips! thanks!

  • originalsample

    originalsample said 8 years ago

    I love tips on photography and I love the community spirit etsy gives to all who access it on line.

  • TreasuresFromHawaii

    TreasuresFromHawaii said 8 years ago

    THANK YOU THANK YOU for these gr8 tips...as a new etsy seller you have given me inspirational ideas with which to go back and "start all over again" the right way on my listed items' photos...much appreci8d!

  • candysparksrocks

    candysparksrocks said 8 years ago

    i love the before and afters! i needed that! candy

  • CJsBeadedJewelry

    CJsBeadedJewelry said 8 years ago

    I just emailed a friend last night that the photos are kind of tough to do but the more you do it, the easier it gets! Thanks for the extra tips---just what I needed to know!! CJ

  • strawberrycouture

    strawberrycouture said 8 years ago

    One great tip I use is orton effect from Gimp photo editing software. It's great and it's free. The feature eliminates the ugly gray undertone you get after taking the picture.

  • sixpence

    sixpence said 8 years ago

    great tips ive been needing to get some decent close ups!

  • scottshandmadecrafts

    scottshandmadecrafts said 8 years ago

    The before and after shots are the best! Going to flickr Shop Makeover group to see more...

  • nichan

    nichan said 8 years ago

    thank you for this article, etsy... and also would like to share www.faststone.com for editing picture...may be it can be a useful tool for etsian here (^.^)...anyway, it's free...

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 8 years ago

    good tips.

  • BellaLili

    BellaLili said 8 years ago

    What great tips! Now if I could just find a living breathing model! Anyone interested? lol ;)

  • JewelryDesignsByChar

    JewelryDesignsByChar said 8 years ago

    Awesome tips...I think mine are alot better now than a few months ago!!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • ArtMadeByTammy

    ArtMadeByTammy said 8 years ago

    Awesome Tips!

  • yellowgoat

    yellowgoat said 8 years ago

    great tips. ;D

  • stoneandbone

    stoneandbone said 8 years ago

    Perfect. PK

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    IkvothaMashiach70 said 8 years ago

    Great tips for newbies!

  • animalartista

    animalartista said 8 years ago

    yes very helpful! thanks

  • myloveshop

    myloveshop said 8 years ago

    Good ..thanks

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 8 years ago

    oh wow amzing.b4 & after

  • teaandsweets

    teaandsweets said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • onceabarnatime

    onceabarnatime said 8 years ago

    Thanks Great tips!

  • BuckarooBones

    BuckarooBones said 8 years ago

    Fantastic article. A big Woof of thanks.

  • DanceInMyGarden

    DanceInMyGarden said 8 years ago

    always grateful to have good photo info..thanks! Agree about using models..they make it real.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    This is awesome article, how did I miss this before, so much info to absorb, thank goodness for favorites. Again a big thank you Daniellexo~!

  • JADjewelry

    JADjewelry said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the info!

  • BGMCREATIONS

    BGMCREATIONS said 8 years ago

    Great article with excellent thoughts on self and neighbor...we newbies would have no clue! Thanks!

  • EttyLouise

    EttyLouise said 8 years ago

    This is my first visit. Don't know how to do anything on Etsy yet but this article will help. thank you

  • EternallyOptimistic

    EternallyOptimistic said 8 years ago

    Great tips. Thank you! :)

  • cottoncupcakeshoppe

    cottoncupcakeshoppe said 8 years ago

    great information, thanks for sharing!

  • solagratiadesigns

    solagratiadesigns said 8 years ago

    Thanks, I needed that! Will try to get better!

  • Squier

    Squier said 8 years ago

    Great tips!

  • ozarkquilts

    ozarkquilts said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the help!

  • 2harrisons

    2harrisons said 8 years ago

    Oh, WOW!!!! This is just the info/advice I have been looking for. I love ETSY and you guys have really got this down pat.

  • papayastudio

    papayastudio said 8 years ago

    Love it thanks. Does it matter if it's a live model or not? I've read in some other places that people may not want to see hats and clothing on live models if they're one of a kind. Regardless, great tips!

  • CreationsdeFlorence

    CreationsdeFlorence said 8 years ago

    Great tips, especially about taking pictures using the MACRO feature on the camera. However, I take pictures of glass and I find it very hard to do. I take my pictures outside (on a non-rainy day!) but have lots of trouble with "wrong" colors. The white background I use is rarely white on the final picture.

  • goodtogoeco

    goodtogoeco said 8 years ago

    Great info! I always wondered whether to crop out the faces of models. The photo by rubypearl is a great example of how faces can add to the look and feel.

  • karasstudio

    karasstudio said 8 years ago

    Awesome tips! :o) Thanks Etsy!

  • PiratesandPrincesses

    PiratesandPrincesses said 8 years ago

    Lots of good ideas!

  • JoDyer

    JoDyer said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • mruxndesign

    mruxndesign said 8 years ago

    cool ideas! i have all of them incorporated in my presentation ... ;) but never made it to the front page of etsy! cheers and have a wonderful day! kris from MR UXN DESIGN > www.mr-uxn.com

  • MalviMart

    MalviMart said 8 years ago

    Thank you great info

  • Renelouisedesigns

    Renelouisedesigns said 8 years ago

    These are great tips for a newbie like me!

  • svsoaps

    svsoaps said 8 years ago

    Very helpful tips. Thank you so much for the great advice. I am going to take a look at my shop photos and reevaluate my pics. Thanks again.

  • baraness75

    baraness75 said 8 years ago

    Brilliant!

  • MelissaCaronJeweller

    MelissaCaronJeweller said 8 years ago

    Very good tips!

  • ten23designs

    ten23designs said 8 years ago

    The before & after's were amazing.

  • TheOldVirginian

    TheOldVirginian said 8 years ago

    Very good tips. Very useful. Thank you.

  • wingflash

    wingflash said 8 years ago

    thanks--i guess i should remove the text from my pictures!

  • LizzyBdesigns

    LizzyBdesigns said 8 years ago

    Great Information, Thank you so much!!

  • kitchenstitchen

    kitchenstitchen said 8 years ago

    Great advice. Just be careful of too much reflection, like the wood table with the pouch. It's called "blowout" and causes ones eyes to focus on it rather than the subject. I learned this one the hard way through a photo I submitted to a local camera club contest.

  • MaisonBeegeoux

    MaisonBeegeoux said 8 years ago

    I save every one of the photography emails that link to these incredible lessons. It wasn't until I read the first one that I actually deciphered the symbols on my camera and realized maybe "program" wasn't the best choice for a novice.

  • stockannette

    stockannette said 8 years ago

    Loving the before-and-afters. Thanks!

  • Simag

    Simag said 8 years ago

    ☀☀☀☀☀☀THANK YOU☀☀☀☀☀☀ ☀☀☀☀☀☀great tips!☀☀☀☀☀☀

  • karmascreation

    karmascreation said 8 years ago

    Great Article - Great Info! :)

  • EmmaHadley

    EmmaHadley said 8 years ago

    These are great tips thanks! The difference between the before and after shots is amazing :D

  • ThatOldBlueHouse2

    ThatOldBlueHouse2 said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. I REALLY STRUGGLE with my photos. Try and try again! :)

  • EQart

    EQart said 8 years ago

    super helpful, thank you!!

  • artbymsr

    artbymsr said 8 years ago

    Thanks for some more great tips!

  • LomaPrietaPottery

    LomaPrietaPottery said 8 years ago

    Very helpful tips! Thanks!

  • lilgoose

    lilgoose said 8 years ago

    Sweet!! Thank you!

  • SueJack

    SueJack said 8 years ago

    I'm going to try some of your ideas on my statement necklaces and evening bags....thank you for the hints!

  • LittleWhiteDresser

    LittleWhiteDresser said 8 years ago

    great article - thank you!

  • jemporium

    jemporium said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! I realized that it is very important to take a few photos from very close up.

  • AuntiePearl

    AuntiePearl said 8 years ago

    It may take a little more time, but after seeing the before and after photos, it is certainly worth it! Thanks for these tips and all the others.

  • kandacewright

    kandacewright said 8 years ago

    Awesome tips!

  • yotldesigns

    yotldesigns said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice.Sometimes it is so hard to figure out what you should be looking for.

  • bijouxdellostregatto

    bijouxdellostregatto said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the tips!! Very useful!

  • DoubleTake09

    DoubleTake09 said 8 years ago

    Great tips!! As an aspiring photographer, I can always use more tips and tricks of the trade :)

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 8 years ago

    Those are some great tips Danielle! Do you have any tips on how to photograph paintings so they get featured? I've had a couple of my photo art prints on the front page(yay) but never a painting. Is there a way to make a painting more attractive for a front page pick?

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 8 years ago

    I'm really working on it.

  • WANTZIT

    WANTZIT said 8 years ago

    One of the best "tips articles" I have seen...You did it well...A picture is worth a thousand words. I have not made a front page, but have made a couple of blogs and treasuries recently...that is progress.

  • sureynot

    sureynot said 8 years ago

    thanks for the tips!

  • sureynot

    sureynot said 8 years ago

    thanks for the tips!

  • andiesink

    andiesink said 8 years ago

    great tips...thanks for the info!

  • MandiandMaddi

    MandiandMaddi said 8 years ago

    I recently gave my shop a makeover, i closed my old shop and opened another one with a new brand name that i use everywhere else. I took some more professional photos and even thought about listing in colour scheme order. Would anyone like to take a look for me and let me know what you think? Only another etsian knows the work involved in setting up shop!!!

  • ColorfulDesigns

    ColorfulDesigns said 8 years ago

    Great article! Thanks!

  • ArrayedAndAdorned

    ArrayedAndAdorned said 8 years ago

    Thanks!

  • pickledbeads

    pickledbeads said 8 years ago

    Great tips! I'm inspired to go take new photos!

  • JemmDeeCreations

    JemmDeeCreations said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all these tips. Specially about using models.

  • YiraPradoDesigns

    YiraPradoDesigns said 8 years ago

    great tips! thank you.

  • Loustudio

    Loustudio said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips. I have been experimenting with my photos and your topic surelly will help.

  • Scallyrags

    Scallyrags said 8 years ago

    awesome tips

  • DawnsAtelier

    DawnsAtelier said 8 years ago

    Thank you -- I'll have to give some of these a try!

  • lovemarie

    lovemarie said 8 years ago

    Wow! Glad this article came up. But I too, would like to know, how will you know when your shop is going to be featured? Also, I like to see certain items,especially jewelry, shown on a live model, its great for getting a proper idea of the size, length, etc.

  • DoodlebugAccessories

    DoodlebugAccessories said 8 years ago

    This has been a great learning experience!

  • Becca617

    Becca617 said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! Great things to work on!!

  • vanessamoore

    vanessamoore said 8 years ago

    Awesome!!! Thanks for the tips!! :-)

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • alyssakaycollections

    alyssakaycollections said 8 years ago

    Great info. I know I am always working on my pics. Trying to follow some of these tips.

  • WytcheHazel

    WytcheHazel said 8 years ago

    Thanks Danielle! Very helpful tips.

  • JulieQA

    JulieQA said 8 years ago

    Thanks! This is EXACTLY what I've wanted! Maybe I can get featured yet! Thank you very much.

  • rachellucie

    rachellucie said 8 years ago

    great info, it takes constant work to take photos just that bit further. thanks for sharing!

  • PillowSewCute

    PillowSewCute said 8 years ago

    thanks for the informative ideas....I will get started on it right away!!

  • Honyuet

    Honyuet said 8 years ago

    Thanks!

  • wearforartthou

    wearforartthou said 8 years ago

    Yes, thanks for the helpful article and photos. Great.

  • lovemarie

    lovemarie said 8 years ago

    Double WOW! I just came from the makeover pages. It's like magic. Cant wait now to redo my own. Thanks, thanks & thanks!

  • hebeldesign

    hebeldesign said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! very useful

  • dancingintherains

    dancingintherains said 8 years ago

    This is really useful tips, I like the before and after example, it really tells me how to improve on a photo :):) Thank you!

  • aaaandreaaaa

    aaaandreaaaa said 8 years ago

    Awesome explaination. Thanks. :)

  • copperandglass

    copperandglass said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. Looking forward to making the changes.

  • InformalElegance

    InformalElegance said 8 years ago

    That was great information. I like the idea of using models, since it helps to visualize the product in use. Also very great info on mentioning that the buyer won't neccessarily be getting that particular item that the model was using. Thanks for the tips!

  • Lily1010

    Lily1010 said 8 years ago

    Great tips on the photography. I consider myself a REALLY good photographer, but when it comes to capturing these types of photos, not so great. Some old dogs can learn new tricks. Thanks again Etsy!

  • babinka1981

    babinka1981 said 8 years ago

    Thanks:)

  • BunsLove

    BunsLove said 8 years ago

    So true about the lighting...I've been working on that!

  • Geebeadio

    Geebeadio said 8 years ago

    These tips are sooo useful. I am really working on my camera work.

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 8 years ago

    these are good tips

  • LunaGraceDesigns

    LunaGraceDesigns said 8 years ago

    Thank you so much! I'm preparing to photograph my jewelry to post on etsy for the first time... very exciting and somewhat intimidating. Your tips couldn't have come at a better time, Danielle! :) Susan

  • catryan

    catryan said 8 years ago

    Great tips again, thanks

  • HoneyBoo

    HoneyBoo said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  • gemmawithag

    gemmawithag said 8 years ago

    I keep on meaning to re-take my photos. Just need to wait for a day with good light! These are brilliant tips and will give me something to read while I wait for the sun to come out! Thanks!

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 8 years ago

    Great tips, the before and afters really help visualize the point.

  • HeatherJaneDesign

    HeatherJaneDesign said 8 years ago

    I'm going to save this one for reference! Good stuff here! Thank you!

  • fabfabrique

    fabfabrique said 8 years ago

    thanks for the great ideas and examples! always good to explore new photo ops.

  • shiboriborealis

    shiboriborealis said 8 years ago

    Great tips overall! While I agree wholeheartedly with most of this, sellers should beware of over-cropping all their pictures. Angles and crops have become part of the prefered "Esty-look", but if I'm going to purchase something, I better also get to see a picture of the whole item in context.

  • jabuch71

    jabuch71 said 8 years ago

    I realize after seeing this article that I need to work on my camera work. Thanks for the tips. Hopefully my future photos will look more professional and appealing.

  • ishton

    ishton said 8 years ago

    As a new shop owner, I was very happy to get this helpful info! Thank you and keep them coming.

  • VeryCarey

    VeryCarey said 8 years ago

    I like to use the "serious" close up to show off the quality of my work. Learning to use the macro feature on my camera for close ups made a huge difference. Thanks for this article.

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips! I'm working on it, but I haven't done everything in my shop yet. Everything helps & the thumbnail first photo is basically the first thing the buyer sees. I'll continue working on it. Thanks again!

  • BeeChrissy

    BeeChrissy said 8 years ago

    Super helpful! Thank you so much! I shall work on my photos :)

  • allmadewithlove

    allmadewithlove said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the tips. My photos need some edit.

  • mojospastyle

    mojospastyle said 8 years ago

    I have learned a lot from Etsy on how to take photos. It is another art form where there is a lot to learn especially since I take mine into photoshop to get the best color balance and contrast.

  • avaguerecollection

    avaguerecollection said 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the tips. Working on my photography! Can't wait until I can drag and drop the pieces in my store. Right now there isn't as much harmony in the postings as I would like. When I can specify which pieces go next to which pieces, that will be genius!

  • MariaLuna

    MariaLuna said 8 years ago

    Great article...thanks Danielle!! So much to think about.

  • ChampagneandBaubles

    ChampagneandBaubles said 8 years ago

    Super tips! Thanks so much!!

  • mammysshop

    mammysshop said 8 years ago

    Thank you for the great tips!

  • alkdesigns

    alkdesigns said 8 years ago

    Some good ideas for some needed changes, thank you.

  • ApplewoodHandwovens

    ApplewoodHandwovens said 8 years ago

    I always have room for improvement and appreciate all the ideas and suggestions... and refreshing reminders.

  • dewdesigns

    dewdesigns said 8 years ago

    Great tips Thank you!

  • RenuRedo

    RenuRedo said 8 years ago

    Always helpful!

  • LisainAugust

    LisainAugust said 8 years ago

    This article really helps me a lot, since I'm still trying to take better photos. Thanks a lot! ^O^/

  • Noelia

    Noelia said 8 years ago

    Thanks these tips really help!!

  • TutuFairy

    TutuFairy said 8 years ago

    THanks! I needed this :)

  • robynleighcreations

    robynleighcreations said 8 years ago

    Your so sweet. Thank you very much for your tips and suggestions! rl

  • SeeSoul

    SeeSoul said 8 years ago

    This was extremily helpful!

  • maryellenscrafts

    maryellenscrafts said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!!

  • ArtByHandz

    ArtByHandz said 8 years ago

    I so much loved those suggestions, easy and beautiful!

  • impromptudesigns

    impromptudesigns said 8 years ago

    thanks

  • jennyhoople

    jennyhoople said 8 years ago

    really helpful! I read this when I was setting everything up and it fueled my picture taking imagination right from the get go!!

  • bellta

    bellta said 8 years ago

    Thank you !!

  • bellta

    bellta said 8 years ago

    Thank!!

  • lovemyhats

    lovemyhats said 8 years ago

    Is there any info here on how to take photos and have just a completely white background? Can anyone give me some tips on how to do that - do I need to manipulate the photos with gimp or Photoshop to get that effect?? I make hats and I am not sure how to get all the background so white even with my white photography box because the item needs to sit on something. I want to get that "floating in the air" type of shot. Thanks!!!

  • mimsy4

    mimsy4 said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for the tips. It felt good to realize that I'm already doing some of these even though I'm a newbie, having just started this week. But I'm going to keep your hints in mind as I photograph my next batch.

  • PluckingPendants

    PluckingPendants said 8 years ago

    Thanks!

  • TheDuckandPuddle

    TheDuckandPuddle said 8 years ago

    Ohhh! Thanks so much! I still consider myself a beginner in photography, so the tips really helped me narrow down the unlimited options in my head!

  • Stompz

    Stompz said 8 years ago

    This is my 2nd time reviewing this info. Don't take this down....it is an excellent tool and reminder! thank you

  • DzyMsLizzy

    DzyMsLizzy said 8 years ago

    In the second item in the "angle and crop" examples (a "knitted" bracelet made of jewelry wire) I thought the 'after' (and supposedly preferrable) photo was terrible! The first photo ('before') was actually a better view of the entire item, and I had some chance of telling what it might be. The "after" photo was way too close-up, and with only a section of the item showing, I had NO idea what I was looking at. I had to click on it and to into the seller's shop to read the description. Had this been an actual browsing session instead of a "lesson," I most likely would have passed it by and not clicked on it at all. This extreme close-up might have served a purpose for a secondary photo, but NOT for that front-page gallery thumbnail!

  • ArtfoolDesigns

    ArtfoolDesigns said 8 years ago

    Thank you!

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo said 8 years ago

    Dang! Thank you so much I learned a lot! I am gonna try these out!

  • AyalaArt

    AyalaArt said 8 years ago

    Great! Thanks for the info!

  • CrochetedLemonade

    CrochetedLemonade said 8 years ago

    Great tips.Defenetly gona help me :)

  • thebagbasement

    thebagbasement said 8 years ago

    helped my pictures out 1000%, they look so much better...thanks!!

  • cherrytreemetals

    cherrytreemetals said 8 years ago

    Hi and thanks! I'm new to Etsy and in the process of doing photoshop right now and it's helping!

  • AnLieDesigns

    AnLieDesigns said 8 years ago

    I feel as if my pics don't do my products justice GOOD ideas and suggestions~~~

  • topbanner

    topbanner said 7 years ago

    Thanks! Nice tips

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 7 years ago

    SO helpful, thank you!! We've been trying to figure out what we need to improve. Can't wait for a chance on the front page some day! :)

  • studiomeeshel

    studiomeeshel said 7 years ago

    Very helpful photo tips, thank you! I'm always trying to up my photography skills and came to the conclusion that the only way to do that is with a newer digital camera, mine simply didn't have the right settings like... macro! :)

  • marviii

    marviii said 7 years ago

    simple tips, but the great basics. Was thinking that my pictures lack of some stuff here and there..couldn´t excactly put a finger on it. Now I´m challened and excited to REMAKE my shop :) Come and visit us soon again!! :)

  • pixieflower00

    pixieflower00 said 7 years ago

    These are definitely some awesome and useful tips. However, I am either going to have to buy a new camera or figure something out cause mine is just not living up to my expectations.

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    Love the idea of cropping. It really creates energy - it's the next thing I'm trying!

  • GALsews

    GALsews said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips.

  • SeaGems8

    SeaGems8 said 7 years ago

    Thanks! I am a newbie, and the biggest challenge so far has been taking good pictures; this really helps!

  • WingBijouxDesigns

    WingBijouxDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips. Am working on getting a photo in the box.

  • LesBijouxDeNermine

    LesBijouxDeNermine said 7 years ago

    Excellent tips! Thank you:)

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 7 years ago

    I continue to come back to this article, thanks Danielle!

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 7 years ago

    Good tips! (But where will I find a model?????)

  • scriptito

    scriptito said 7 years ago

    This article was helpful. Thanks!

  • Revaa

    Revaa said 7 years ago

    very helpful thanx !

  • smittenforyou

    smittenforyou said 7 years ago

    thanks, thanks, thanks. i would like to spruce up my pix & this is exactly what i need to get the ball going. ;)

  • LeslieGallery

    LeslieGallery said 7 years ago

    great tips. thank you so much!

  • AuburnLA

    AuburnLA said 7 years ago

    Love the post as a newbe Etsy seller I love the advice!

  • delightfuldaisy

    delightfuldaisy said 7 years ago

    I need to get busy!

  • amytrimble

    amytrimble said 7 years ago

    Great!

  • polkadotbungalow

    polkadotbungalow said 7 years ago

    Wonderful Article!

  • uniquelyvashti

    uniquelyvashti said 7 years ago

    Thanks..great tips!

  • TangoPony

    TangoPony said 7 years ago

    Thanks! Great ideas. I'm new to photography and new to Etsy ... I need all the help I can get! xx

  • loveliesbylena

    loveliesbylena said 7 years ago

    Thanks for these helpful suggestions! I'm just starting out, and I think in the last few days, I've taken hundreds of pictures just trying to figure out what looks best.

  • 29QueenSt

    29QueenSt said 7 years ago

    Thank you. I'm editing again. :)

  • aistheta

    aistheta said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. I will be revisiting my photos. I like to feature the entire necklace as well as how it shows on a person. I always take close-ups of various parts of my pieces. I think what I need is to maybe rethink the order my photos appear. Perhaps one of the close-ups would draw customers in more than an overall shot. I will save the overall shots as photo 2-5.

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 7 years ago

    I am doing the next photo shoot for my cushions so thanks I am learning a lot in all this post about how to improve the photos!!. I do have a blog and will only featured very good photos of products or interiors, good photography is a must!!! http://chocolatecreative.blogspot.com/

  • birdsongbows

    birdsongbows said 7 years ago

    Very helpful, thanks!

  • EMTsweeetieWeddings

    EMTsweeetieWeddings said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!! You motivated me to take better pictures and have a lot better backgrounds!

  • aromaticbodyoils

    aromaticbodyoils said 7 years ago

    Very informative. The changes in the photos make all the difference!

  • HannehsAttic

    HannehsAttic said 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot this is very helpfull . I am very new at this and i am motivated to learn and take better pictures

  • Picatrix

    Picatrix said 7 years ago

    great tips, thanks!

  • getreadysetgrow

    getreadysetgrow said 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the tips!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 7 years ago

    helpful :) thanks!

  • SittingPreppy

    SittingPreppy said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips.

  • RePairer

    RePairer said 7 years ago

    thank na ka

  • GoGosHouse

    GoGosHouse said 7 years ago

    Thanks - great tips!

  • lovinclaydolls

    lovinclaydolls said 7 years ago

    Very helpful tips, Thanks!! :)

  • FannyMannyandCo

    FannyMannyandCo said 7 years ago

    Really great - thank you.

  • fashionablyL8

    fashionablyL8 said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the advice...looks like it might be time to experiment with the camera settings and lighting.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    I guess I should go back and evaluate those early photos and retake them... We second guess all the time and you should always trust your instincts! Thank you for reminding me.

  • NooneyArt

    NooneyArt said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips! Time to get out that camera and start experimenting!

  • BijouxFairy

    BijouxFairy said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips. I have to try these... :)

  • TwoBackFlats

    TwoBackFlats said 7 years ago

    Man, I love Etsy.

  • christiencollection

    christiencollection said 7 years ago

    I like this the before an after really help☺ Much love and success to all

  • jennyandpearl

    jennyandpearl said 7 years ago

    Can't wait to re-shoot some product. Great tips!

  • Lillypicadilly

    Lillypicadilly said 7 years ago

    thank you for the great tips and ideas.

  • 7elements

    7elements said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the tips i think all try them out now!!

  • knottyandnyce

    knottyandnyce said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the article. Good before and after shots. Going to have to pull out the camera ;)

  • heavyACCENT

    heavyACCENT said 7 years ago

    thank you ! very helpful and concise article. good luck everyone!

  • MrsCraftyRVing

    MrsCraftyRVing said 7 years ago

    It's going to take a lot of practice. I'm not so good with a camera - ugggg. This article was most helpful. http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrscraftyring

  • whimhandmadejewelry

    whimhandmadejewelry said 7 years ago

    This is a great guide -- I used it for my own photos. Good luck everyone, it IS possible to get great photos without an expensive camera!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 7 years ago

    Great article!! Lot's of good Information. I was hoping to find out if a seller is contacted when one of their items makes it to the Front Page of Etsy. THANKS!! Tammy

  • wolfmansmummy

    wolfmansmummy said 7 years ago

    can i adopt you?

  • typedreams

    typedreams said 7 years ago

    Good Advice, I'm going to study the "Macro" thing. Just a beginner. Thanks

  • alexandragoodall

    alexandragoodall said 7 years ago

    i have a question: what if your item is a one of a kind piece of art jewellery. is it better to not photograph it on a live model? what are my other options. I'm just starting out on etsy...

  • ShabbyChalks

    ShabbyChalks said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the great advice. Im going to try this and see how it comes out!!!

  • TheGildedTassel

    TheGildedTassel said 7 years ago

    thanks for the info!

  • ozzyandfelix

    ozzyandfelix said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this advice. I tried on my most recent 2 listings and in less than one day have had more views than some of my older listings have had in months! Time now to breathe some new life into these old listings now...

  • hellothula

    hellothula said 7 years ago

    Great advice.. thanks!

  • keniki01

    keniki01 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful tips - thank you so much!!

  • AndreaFuentesDesigns

    AndreaFuentesDesigns said 7 years ago

    things to think about...thanks!

  • Ellymm

    Ellymm said 7 years ago

    Great ideas, Tomorrow will be a new start for me.. tks again

  • StitchyLifeVintage

    StitchyLifeVintage said 7 years ago

    Yup, just getting ready to redo lots of photos that are just sort of...bleh! Great tips, thanks :D

  • ATIMETOQUILL

    ATIMETOQUILL said 7 years ago

    I am certainly a novice in promoting my work. Likewise, I am a newbie at photography. Unfortunately, I have had my shop open since early June and have not had the joy of a sale. After many wasted hours, I realize that great photos may just be what is missing. Thank you all for your thoughts and education. I am so grateful that this is a community that is willing to help the newbies.

  • ParkingLotCreations

    ParkingLotCreations said 7 years ago

    thanks, these tips will come in handy. my first photos were really terrible, but i feel like these articles have really helped me...i am almost through re-taking pics for my items. made my first 2 sales just after i updated photos!! thanks so much!

  • Oceanpeg

    Oceanpeg said 7 years ago

    Great article.

  • secretofthecat

    secretofthecat said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for the tips!!

  • teepetals

    teepetals said 7 years ago

    Thanks! I needed this!

  • AdorableFinds

    AdorableFinds said 7 years ago

    Great tips! Going to do some of these things next time! :D

  • weebit

    weebit said 7 years ago

    Fabulous! I learn something new every day, and my photos are still a work in progress. These tips are super helpful.

  • naturalblendings

    naturalblendings said 7 years ago

    Great tips!! Will put them to work today!! Thanks

  • MariesJewelryshop

    MariesJewelryshop said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the great advice!! I'm on it!!

  • clipitshairbows

    clipitshairbows said 7 years ago

    thank you

  • MadeByMari

    MadeByMari said 7 years ago

    Great! Thx.

  • anhartetsy

    anhartetsy said 7 years ago

    This article was such a HUGE help. I retook a bunch of photos and they make me feel way more confident about my shop!!!

  • sacredhand

    sacredhand said 7 years ago

    great ideas!

  • bcaprichos

    bcaprichos said 6 years ago

    big help! thanks!

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 6 years ago

    So helpful! I am a newbie at this, so any advice helps! Thank you!

  • EarthCandycreations

    EarthCandycreations said 6 years ago

    I searched a while for these great tips! Awesome ideas and guidelines!

  • EarthCandycreations

    EarthCandycreations said 6 years ago

    I searched a while for these great tips! Awesome ideas and guidelines!

  • LaNomRahDesigns

    LaNomRahDesigns said 6 years ago

    great tips! So many helpful tips on the blog

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 6 years ago

    Love these tips, thank you!!

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 6 years ago

    Love these tips, thank you!!

  • sweetalyssa

    sweetalyssa said 6 years ago

    thanks, I am going to try this!

  • harrietlove12

    harrietlove12 said 6 years ago

    Great tips for jewelry photography. I will use them.

  • krystleandchloe

    krystleandchloe said 6 years ago

    Great post! I love how it gets right to the point and includes do and dont pictures. Practice makes perfect. I will definitely be working on my photos. Thanks!

  • sunsetmirage

    sunsetmirage said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!!

  • sunsetmirage

    sunsetmirage said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!!

  • sunsetmirage

    sunsetmirage said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!!!

  • vanessahandmade

    vanessahandmade said 6 years ago

    Great! Thanks!

  • lajoliefemme

    lajoliefemme said 6 years ago

    Great tips!

  • lajoliefemme

    lajoliefemme said 6 years ago

    Great tips!

  • SecaTreasure

    SecaTreasure said 6 years ago

    Love the before & after shots - really makes the point.

  • deltadawn59

    deltadawn59 said 6 years ago

    if anyone has any ideas to help me out i would appreciate it as i am new to etsy and am trying hard to learn the ins and outs of selling ty for any help ya can give me

  • IHeartDollyHeart

    IHeartDollyHeart said 6 years ago

    Can't wait to re-shoot my items. Super inspired!

  • art4ear

    art4ear said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips. Jewelry photography is a real challenge, something I'm always trying to improve upon.

  • HauteInteriorsLLC

    HauteInteriorsLLC said 6 years ago

    I will try some of these tips!

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 6 years ago

    Thanks for these tips! ;o) Great reminders!

  • MoodyBags

    MoodyBags said 6 years ago

    These are great tips and having the side by side samples with some explanations really make sense. I can't wait to try a few of these. thank you.

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 6 years ago

    Great reminders. We have applied more angles, crops and close ups with our jewelry. It does make a difference!

  • AzaferraJewelry

    AzaferraJewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm putting this into practice now!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 6 years ago

    Great tips!

  • yolakohavi

    yolakohavi said 6 years ago

    thank you for the great tips !!!!!

  • SunnyTynes

    SunnyTynes said 6 years ago

    Thanks, I need all the help I can get!

  • herbolution

    herbolution said 6 years ago

    so simple, but so true! Knew those tips, but to see them all in one summary just showed how they are important together :) Thank you!

  • simontempler

    simontempler said 6 years ago

    hi everyone! I hope to take advantage of all the elements offered on Etsy to help me become a better photographer and lister of fine items. There are so many wonderful things to see on Etsy, and so much to learn!!! Thank you, simontempler

  • hcwoodcraft

    hcwoodcraft said 6 years ago

    Great tips, I didn't realize that was how to get featured as well. Thanks for this article!

  • VIPCreations

    VIPCreations said 6 years ago

    Thanks for such great tips! I am still experimenting with my SLR camera but realize my photos could be better.

  • SofteeLofteeCreation

    SofteeLofteeCreation said 6 years ago

    Thanks for your clearly listed suggestions. My questions is, how do I get the 'macro lens' look with my cannon digital camera? I am on a learning curve with options other than 'point-and-shoot' my camera offers. I don't have a macro lens. Using the flower icon, they come out too dark. Any ideas? - Susan

  • sferradesigns

    sferradesigns said 6 years ago

    Excellent list of suggestions. Love the before and after photo examples. Thank you.

  • dazlingjewels

    dazlingjewels said 6 years ago

    Thank you, that was really helpful. I love the video on how to take great pictures.

  • vegansharon

    vegansharon said 5 years ago

    Thanks for these great tips! As an Etsy newbie, these tips will be very useful when listing my items.

  • MIRAKRIS

    MIRAKRIS said 5 years ago

    Thank you great tips :-)

  • SeinFelt

    SeinFelt said 5 years ago

    Thank you this was well explained and hugely helpful!

  • charlenesbags

    charlenesbags said 5 years ago

    Great article. Thank you for the tips.

  • HeartsEase2

    HeartsEase2 said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips! I'll do better photos!

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 5 years ago

    Info + Inspiration + Improvement = Flourish

  • htoepfer

    Heather from EverythingPrecious said 5 years ago

    Those are some great photo tips! I will definitely look at my pics again!

  • TrueExpression

    Bethany from TrueExpression said 5 years ago

    good luck everyone! <3

  • IvyTurtle

    Rose Marion from HeroineDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great ideas, thank you. I still have a lot to learn about taking swoon-worthy photos!

  • SewingAllsorts

    SewingAllsorts from SewingAllsorts said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the tips but can anyone tell me how to rotate my photos? When I upload them they seem to rotate the wrong way (horizontally as opposed to vertically). Thanks in advance!!!

  • lowelowejewelry

    Lowe Jewelry from lowelowejewelry said 5 years ago

    Many thanks:)

  • MichelleTourtillott

    Michelle Tourtillott from MichelleTourtillott said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your artical on taking photos of your work but it would be helpful if you would add a comment on taking photos of paintings. What is the best way to do this? I've seen different ways of doing this but I'm not sure how they took a photo of a piece of artwork and showed how it would look in a home setting. Thanks, Michelle

  • angie971

    angie971 from SculpturedFibres said 5 years ago

    Wow what a helpful link. Thanks guys and we are really looking forward to opening our Etsy shop soon. Appreciate the suggestions.

  • PolClary

    PolClary from PolClary said 5 years ago

    Great things to keep in mind, thanks.

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  • blissfulvine

    JoAnne from BlissfulVine said 5 years ago

    This is super-duper helpful with some terrific ideas; thanks so much!

  • mariashacreaw

    Maria Shacreaw from StarlightBags said 4 years ago

    Always looking for ways to improve, this has some great tips! cheers!

  • temptationusa

    Dana Keith from TemptationUSA said 4 years ago

    I have learned a lot here! Thank you!

  • LinaNstich

    Lina Rodogianni from LinaNstitch said 4 years ago

    Thank you for all that info!

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    Gea Veldhuis from CreaGea said 4 years ago

    Thanks!! :-))

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    Siham from TheCCVillage said 4 years ago

    Great Article. Thank you.

  • leannemanns

    Leanne Manns from Justalittlewalk said 4 years ago

    great advice thankyou for the help

  • artdecorr21

    Spirin Igor Vasili from RussianDecor said 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for the useful information!

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    Anne Stevens from TwistedInTheTropics said 4 years ago

    Need to get my items off the black and onto white, and thanks for the tips

  • GigglesProject

    Wanda from GigglesProject said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I found this useful, especially the keep it simple tip.

  • eightfivepress

    eightfivepress from eightfivepress said 4 years ago

    Brill Thanks!

  • Katalin89

    Katalin Szabó-Varga from UnnieDolls said 4 years ago

    Very useful article. Thank you.

  • rts38

    Robyn from Rtees said 4 years ago

    Wonderful advice for a newbie like me, many thanks.

  • PaperBanditPress

    Kim and Brett Borup from PaperBanditPress said 4 years ago

    Great advice. There is always something new to learn and improve on.

  • RAatelier

    RA RA from RAatelier said 4 years ago

    Great tips, thank you!

  • siwapongvini

    siwapong vini from worldcraftsupplies said 4 years ago

    great advice Thank you!

  • JennySaker

    Jenny Saker from JeniWrenJewellery said 4 years ago

    easy when you know how! thanks JWx

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    Miss Cherry from CherryGardenDolls said 3 years ago

    Thank you! Great tips! Useful!

  • FieldsOfVintage

    Fields Of Vintage from FieldsOfVintage said 3 years ago

    Thank you these good tips.

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    Joan Pierce from JoBerryFabrics said 3 years ago

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    Katyooshjewelry jewelry from Kattyoosh said 3 years ago

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    Nancy from ArtAndVintageZone said 3 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! I am getting ready to open my store. Very helpful.

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