Monday , 23 October 2017
Use an engaging thumbnail to get attention to your shop and additional pictures with an exact description of your product to avoid client disappointment.

Bring Traffic to Your Etsy Shop With a Strong Thumbnail

Product Photography: Same shirt and two very different photographs. Use an engaging thumbnail to get attention to your shop and additional pictures with an exact description of your product to avoid client disappointment.

photo tips

Do your best to forget that you are photographing to sell. Have fun, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, try new ideas, be open-minded. This is a photograph of light passing trough fabric, not a picture of a hanging shirt. Isn’t using a camera like doing magic?

Photo tips

I took about 10 pictures. I started with one that was way too light and changing the exposure I ended with one that was very dark.

photo tips

I felt this one made the shirt look great. However, it is impossible to tell how the shirt really looks like.

photo tips

To give a better description of it I moved the shirt closer to the window. I turned it around looking for the angle in which light gave the fabric a sheen and created shadows that showed the folds.

At the end, photography is all about how light makes things look.

Shirt: a favor of Rocka in Santiago, Chile.

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I am an advertising photographer living in NYC. My pictures help large companies sell more and to keep their brands looking fresh. I am also the founder of Via U! , an online studio dedicated to assisting artists selling in Etsy increase their sales too.

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11 comments

  1. ClayLickCreekPottery

    Yes, the shirt on the dark background pops!

    Karen

  2. Dark background rules:) Thanks for the tips!
    Carol

  3. Definately the dark back ground. Nancy

  4. Thank you I’m always interested in information about trying to get my photos to be better.

  5. continuing to find ways to photo my paper products. Thanks for more tips!

  6. A white shirt must be one of the most difficult things to photgraph. You have made it very clear what works. Great tips. Pam

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