Everything you need to know to shoot great photos for your Depop shop.
Photos are the heartbeat of Depop. From flat lays, model shots and even close-ups, you can instantly attract customers and increase sales. Take a good photo, become a global seller.
A mix of imagery is always the best recipe. We advise taking different types of photos to really show off how the item looks, fits and to show any tags or flaws it may have. Taking up to four photos instead of one can increase your chances of selling by 20%.
Why model an item?
Nothing beats showing off your item with a model shot. It gives buyers a better idea of how it fits. If you don’t want to model the item, ask a close friend or look into working with a model for a day. If that fails, go for flat lays over hanger shots.
- Model shots will make your item up to 60% more likely to sell.
- Model shots enable you to be more create with your surroundings.
- If you are modelling the item, invest in a tripod and a self timer.
- When using backdrops, keep it simple. Try using a backdrop that doesn’t divert the buyers attention from the product.
- Always try to show how the item fits and get as much details as possible. Include photos of tags on branded items to help the buyer trust it is authentic.
Why use a flat lay?
If you don’t want to model an item, flat lays are the next best thing. A flat lay is when you’re shooting items from directly above, the item will usually be arranged on a flat surface.
- Flat lays are great if you have a range of sizes in your stock
- Set up for flat lays can be stress free, invest in some lights and you are good to go.
- Use a clean backdrop such as coloured card or a white back background
- Stay clear from using carpets or wood floor as backgrounds
- Iron or steam garments before shooting
- Make sure you shoot at an angle that shows the full garment.
Go the extra mile: No matter if you pick model shots or flat lays, lighting is key. Investing in lighting is a great way to get a more professional looking photo.