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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales by Alan Hess

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Location Photography

Adding a Sense of Place to Help Items Sell

At times, you will want to get out of the house—or at least away from the plain white background—and photograph items in a location that will help them sell. Showing the environment where the item will be used can make a difference. For example, consider photographing outdoor gear outdoors where it will be used. You can still make the images pop and minimize the background using a shallow depth of field and the right focal length.

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Photographing larger items outdoors can offer a sense of place and context for the items, but it can also be a little tougher. You will need to find ...

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