On ebay, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words! Professional-looking photos can and will make your product more sellable, or even can make you sell it at a higher price. But professional photography can be really expenive, and to a lot of ebayers it's not even feasible to hire a professional photographer.
However, in this guide I will explain step-by-step how to take professional looking photos on a budget and from the convenience of your own home;
All you need is a mirror, aluminum foil and wax paper!
For the setup of the shoot, you really need good natural light, so put an elevated surface, like a dining table or a desk next to a window that brings a lot of natural light. Make sure that your work surface is higher than the edge of the window.
The window will be the background of your photo. Tape wax paper on it, this will make the light diffuse and will give you a nice effect.
Lay aluminum foil on the work surface. Cover a much bigger space than the size of your product.
Place the mirror in an angle to reflect the light coming from the window onto the front of the product. Your mirror should be large enough to reflect a good amount of light.
Tip: If you don't have a mirror, use a big piece of cardboard and wrap it with aluminum foil.
Start shooting! take as many photos as you can so later you'll have a lot to choose from.
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Maria, Owner of HootHootStore