Thursday , 13 May 2021
I have scoured the web for some of the best product photography tips. I hope this list helps and motivates you to improve your pictures!

Big List Of Product Photography Tips For Etsy Sellers


Product Photography should be number one or at  least high up on your list when it comes to running your Etsy business.. Without being able to touch and handle your items, your pictures need the best they can be.  Detailed, clean, clear, not to dark, and from different angles.  After a shopper looks at all 5 pictures they should feel like they have picked up the item and looked it over and are ready to take it to the cash register and buy!


I have scoured the web for some of the best product photography tips. I hope this list helps and motivates you to improve your pictures!

We have a library of 35 articles on improving your product photography right here on Handmadeology.

Food photography tips:  Food photography is always amazing.  these tips can be applied to no food products as well

Homemade light boxes and cameras

Do you have a product photography tip?  Submit it HERE.

Tim here.. I just wanted to let you know about an AMAZING online product photography class over on Craftsy.   It is taught by Knitter and photographer Caro Sheridan. She  explains it all – from planning before the shoot to editing afterwards, and all the details in between. Whether you’re looking to shoot product pics, or just want to learn more about photography, you will benefit from Caro’s upbeat, irreverent and detailed instruction. You can enroll today just click the banner below and get 40% off the class price!!

Product Photography Class

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  1. Thanks for the resources. Product photography is an ongoing battle.

  2. Bookmarked. Thanks for your detective work.

  3. I’ve bookmarked this, as well! So much to learn….but well worth the effort. Thanks for posting this great tips and resources!

  4. Fantastic links. Thank you so much for putting them all together for us!

  5. Thanks! Living on the Oregon Coast my natural light can be very random, especially in winter. Next on my “To Do” list is the DIY Light Box!

  6. You should open a college just for all of us Etsians – lol. From the looks of this article, we know less than we thought!

  7. Thank you so much for this wonderful information! I will definately have to delve into this!

  8. A lot of great info! Thanks!

  9. Love this!
    I’m looking for a new camera actually and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for one with a good macro feature? I’d love an SLR but I’ve got a budget of under $200…

    • I’m also looking for the best kind of digital slr camera – it’s the one question that never seems to be answered! I’m looking to spend up to £400 ish as I want to get the best, but no one will tell me what that is…

  10. Thanks! This is great information!

  11. Thanks so much for such a comprehensive list of tips. My photos have come leaps and bounds from when I started my Etsy shop, but I feel like they still have a long way to go.

  12. I’m not an Etsy seller, but I find your posts very useful, too!

  13. Photography is one of the most important factors on any website and these articles are sure to help make everyone an expert photographer. Thank you for the post, Tony

  14. Heres another resource. I handmake beaded bracelets for my etsy store (also sell on amazon – theyre are very demanding about their product photography requirements) and since every one is unique, I take a lot of product photography. I found a software for product photography called Shutter Stream ( that saved my life. Before, i used to spend about 45 minutes per product (5 pictures of each bracelet – now it takes me about 3 minutes per product. Its been a life saver.

  15. I think not only etsy but also amazon and ebay can follow the tips!

  16. Brand new to all this…don’t even have my first photo in my new Etsy shop, yet! I found this Blog and photography help list through James Dillehay’s book, “How to Price Crafts & Things You Make to Sell.” Thanks for all these resources to get me started on the right track!!!

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