Simple tips for taking great photos of your listings

 

Photos are a key part of any good listing - a great image can be enough to capture any buyer’s attention. And you don’t need to be a pro photographer to take great photos of your listing.

 

Getting started

You don’t need any special equipment - just grab your phone and start shooting. You can upload your pics straight to the listing. Remember to shoot in a square format so your photos are sized for the grid.

 

Light it up

Use natural lighting. Try taking your photos near a window or outside. Dark lighting can make it hard to see details and colours on the item. And remember, avoid using flash since having a visible flash can add harsh shadows to your image.

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Find your style

There are three different ways you can arrange your items in your image: flat lay, hanger shot or modeled by you or someone else. Your first picture is your chance to make a real impression for your item. For all types of photo, centre the item in the first shot so the whole item is visible.

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Choose your backdrop

Backdrops can help your item stand out - a plain background, like a painted wall or a piece of coloured card, makes for a bold look, but you can also get creative with different fabrics and textures. Try not to use a background that’s too busy or cluttered - it can distract from your item.

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It’s all in the details

Buyers love to see details of the item they are purchasing. Make sure to show any rips, stains or signs of wear. Include a pic of the label or a close-up of the item’s texture.

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Use Your Own Photos

It’s important to make sure you only use photos taken by you. Don't use stock photos or images you found online in your listing - this is against our seller guidelines and your item will be removed.

 

That’s everything you need to know to take great photos for your items.



 

 

 

 

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