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I’ve made aaaaalllll the product photography mistakes – and today I’m sharing 5 whoppers you need to avoid in your own handmade product photography.

Yep, I did all of these in the beginning – and they are all really good ways to destroy the quality of your photo.

Bad photos = no sales.

It’s imperitive that you work hard to create stellar photos of your work if you want to sell successfully online.

The good news is that if you realise you’re making these mistakes – you can fix them! And it will make a world of difference to your success as a maker in business.

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Highlights from this episode: 

  1. Avoid blurry photos – make sure your depth of field is set so the whole product is in focus. And if your hands shake, use anti-shake or a tripod with a remote.
  2. Don’t use a flash! Use natural light, or filtered, white light.
  3. Make sure your background is clean and pristine. It’s really offputting to see a product photo with dirt or dust or hair on or around the item. This is especially important when photographing small items.
  4. Don’t over-style the image – your product should be the star of the show!
  5. Upload it straight from your camera! You need to edit your photos for brightness, highlights, contrast etc. You want them to ‘pop’.

P.S. Want to improve your product photos? I’ve got 2 resources for you.

The Steps to Improve your Product Photography workshop inside the Thriver Circle (my membership community for makers), and the Create & Thrive Guide to Product Photography, an ebook written by a professional photographer.

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