How to take great photos of your products

October 30, 2012

How to take great photos of your productsHave you taken a look at your product photos lately? Do they serve your brand and reflect the details and quality of your products? There are a lot of things you can “skimp” on with your business, but product photography should not be one of them if you are not able to take professional-looking photos yourself.

Since I’m not a product photography expert, I thought I would round out some really great articles that highlight the process of how to take great photos of your products.

You don’t have to invest in Photoshop or a high-priced software program to edit your photos. After you take your photos, you can use a tool like FotoFuze or PicMonkey to make them more professional-looking.

Do you want feedback on your photos? If so, post a link to your site below and I’ll be more than happy to take a look and help you!


12 Comments. Leave new

Thank you for your article about photo taking. It is a tricky subject for me as I am so unsure of the best way to do it. Styling? No styling? White ground like in magazine? Thank you for taking time to look at my e-shop (where most of my photos are).


November 7, 2012 8:27 pm

Celyn, I think your photos are beautiful! For you, I think styling is important because you want to portray a certain lifestyle with your photos. You’ll also need photos on a white background for press requests, but for your shop the styling is great!

Hi Andreea,

I would love your feedback. My site is

Thanks so much!

November 7, 2012 8:29 pm

Andrea, your photos are great, too! I would love to see some lifestyle photos in your Etsy shop, too, to add that warm human element/touch to it. But what you have there now is great!

Would be great if you could have a look, we have the same dilemma as Celyn (post above), but with the products we sell, I wonder if a white background is too clinical?

Thank you!

November 7, 2012 8:31 pm

Joanna, at first glance my initial thought is that your photos are a bit too dark… maybe brighten them up a bit…

Valerie Patton
October 31, 2012 12:39 am

Yes…mypictures look awful… I took some myself then I paid a young lady who was trying to get her photography business started took some. I truly believe this is why I dont get alot of online orders. Most people call me to place their order instead on line. One problem I know I have is I cant get the shadow off the picture.

November 7, 2012 8:35 pm

Valerie, I agree. I think your photos need a more “professional” touch. There’s a great tutorial here that will be helpful for you. I think your shot angle needs to change a bit, too, to make it more from the front. I’m not a professional photographer, but that was my initial thought…

Thank you so much for offering to look at my website photos. I value your opinion. Blessings, Danette

November 7, 2012 8:37 pm

Danette, I think a lot of your photos are great, but some need a bit more work, like your Music Boxes. I think those will be best on a white background and if you can do more closeup shots so you can show all the beautiful details that would be great!

Thais Zoe | Lucky Duck Living
November 1, 2012 6:04 am

Thanks for the recommendation of
They removed my ugly photo background and replaced it with professional white! Wonderful service!

November 7, 2012 8:37 pm

Thais, thanks for sharing! Your photo is great!!!!