In Shooting for eBay, author and photographer Alan Hess
demonstrates how to take great product shots so you can sell your
items on sites like eBay, Etsy, or elsewhere. Starting with the
basics, Alan discuses cleaning and prepping your items and
maintaining honesty throughout all of your customer interactions.
He then covers the equipment and preparation involved in capturing
high-quality images, including which camera and lens to use and how
to get your lighting and backgrounds just right. Finally, Alan
walks you through several product shots, from small to large items
and everything in between, so you can get the best photos of the
products you want to sell.
Follow along with Alan, and you will learn how to:
Use the correct metering and exposure modes to capture your shots
Photograph all sorts of items, from small items like jewelry, to medium-sized objects that require bigger backdrops and more light, to large items like a rocking chair or guitar
Increase interest and appeal of your shot by bringing the environment into the picture, especially for outdoor gear
Edit your images for the Web by selecting the proper format, size, and resolution, and cropping your images to add impact