Great photography helps to sell great pieces
Consider employing a professional photographer, as they have the equipment and expertise to help you achieve better prices for your pieces and collections, photographs can always be re-used in your blogs/brochure/web site –
If you are taking the photographs yourself here are a few useful tips:
- Try to shoot in natural light – if you have to add extra light, keep any artificial lighting as natural-looking as possible and try not to have product on a really white background
- Avoid shadow – try to make sure there is no shadow behind your pieces
- Don’t over – edit – do not over retouch or add harsh filters, borders or watermarks to your shots
- Make it clear what you are selling in the shot i.e. when shooting jewellery please don’t stack or layer items
- Take photographs showing the back, sides and any specific details – form, colour, shape showcase all the details of the pieces you are selling
- Do not use someone else’s photos- you must own the shots you upload to your shop do not use stock images
- Try to use colour not black and white images – unless your work is created in black & white
- Your shop front should reflect your style and represent your brand – consider a strong, seasonally relevant image which will make the most impact
- You may upload six images per item listing.
All details about photographic sizes and how to add edit and delete images in the Artists’ Guidance notes – on how to open and manage your shop. (LINK)
Please note: We check new listings regularly – if any listings are found which don’t follow our rules, they will be removed them from the site temporarily in order for you to make a few changes.
If you need help and guidance please call Sue on 07969 247 432
Courtesy of Sue – SuePix Photography