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Capture items so perfectly in pixels your photos are as good as seeing the real thing.

The Tools

What you'll need:

  • Digital camera or film camera plus scanner.
  • A location with good lighting - Natural, outdoor light works best.
  • A backdrop - Placing your items against a plain fabric or cloth makes them stand out.

The Perfect Shots

 
See the light
Light the entire item thoroughly. Avoid shadows.
  Frame it right
Make sure your item takes centre stage.
 
Clean up the clutter
Keep surroundings simple. Don't distract shoppers or confuse them as to what you're selling.
  Stay focused
Sharp, clear images bring out details best.
 
Up, close and personal 
Hit the mark with shoppers. Shoot items at close range.
  The more the merrier
Capture your item from several angles.