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How to Photograph Craft Projects: Photography Guide for Selling Your Arts and Crafts Online
By: Maria Nerius
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More and more artists and crafters are using the web to sell their items. There are online auction sites, online craft fairs, and opportunities to create online shops. A key element of selling on such sites is to have crisp, clean photographs of your work. No photo is better than a bad photo, the consumer is used to crisp, clear, clean visuals when shopping. A photo that focuses on an item for sale is called a product shot.
Here are some examples of product shots that sell the artist or crafter’s work:
The artist used a prop (the young woman) properly. Your eye does focus in on the white leather bow that is for sale and you see clearly how it can be used. Leather Bow Tie by Ulala’s Shop.
The glass artist did a great job with a difficult subject matter. Glass is so reflective that it’s not easy to capture, you need filtered light. The artist also included a side shot of the pendent so the buyer could see its thickness. Handmade Fused Glass Blue Dichroic by Diana’s Stained Glass Shop.
Read Maria's other great guide, How To Create Your Own Craft Selling Event! A Guide to Hosting An Open House
Check out these other great projects Maria really likes that have great photos as well:
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