Dear Stay Focussed reader,
Welcome to the latest newsletter.
Now the festive season is well and truly over, we've been clearing out a few things and getting them ready to sell on ebay.
A little while ago I remember hearing that taking good pictures for ebay can make a big difference to the final sale price. I can't remember the exact percentage increase, but it was sizeable.
With that in mind I thought I'd share a few tips on how to take good ebay photos.
Tips on taking pictures for ebay
Have a look at the photo of my daughter's toy that I took below, and I'll run through the reasons why this is a poor example of how to take good ebay photos.
The problems with this photo are probably obvious and include:
Clearly, if that's your advert for your ebay product, it's not going to bring the bidders in!
- It's out of focus
- The background is cluttered
- The flash isn't even
I've taken another photo of the toy (see below), a bit better, but still not the best example of an ebay photo.
Although better than the first photo I took, here are some problems with it:
Although better than my first shot, it's still not going to get top dollar in an ebay auction.
- The background is very cluttered
- The toy is too small in the frame
- The flash still isn't even
So, here's the final shot, my example of how to take good ebay photos:
Now that's better! Here's how to do it:
- set up a clean white background (I used a cotton bed sheet and hung half of it over the sofa and the other half on the floor)
- Get lots on light onto it - I placed it by the window for natural light, set up two table lamps either side, and used the flash too)
- Zoom in close. The object should pretty much fill the frame.
So there you go, a few useful tips on taking pictures for ebay. I'll be popping my daughter's toy up on ebay soon, along with all the other items I photographed at the same time. Finger's crossed we get a good price!
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