Taking Cool Pictures for Etsy – FREE Expert Etsy Training Pt 2

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Taking pictures for Etsy is EASY! Follow along with me while I take some cool pictures for a listing.

Here are 5 Tips for interesting Etsy Pictures:

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1. Have cool, but not show-stealing, background props

Some of the “props” I love to use include leaves, wood and rocks. I can use fall leaves to give that warm “fall” feeling, or green leaves to convey a fresh spring-time renewal. I will then switch out the main picture depending on what season it is to signal the buyers that this item is perfect for right now.


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2.Take a picture of a hand holding the item, or wearing the item, or both

Having a picture of what you are selling with or next to a human person gives your buyers a sense of how awesome it is to be with your items. How does your picture make your customers feel? Warm, happy, full, cool? Another plus side to having a picture with a human as your prop is conveying a sense of size. This will decrease negative reviews from people who never ready your item descriptions.



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3. Nature is sexy, everything looks good with a nature element

Personally, I like to have nature used both as a prop or in the distance. It just give this whimsical and natural feeling that is pretty calming. A calm customer tends not to worry about all the but’s and if’s of a purchase. They just go for it.



4. Lighting is best from that bright ball of plasma gas that floats in our sky

Now, don’t get me wrong, a nice bright window is awesome, but that freaking sun man… So lit. If you are lucky enough to easily haul your wares to an outdoor location, this truly produces the best light. Plus, it’s free! If you are vampire, however, you may want to invest in a light box.


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5. Consistency is key, incorporate a similar feeling in each picture

It’s actually pretty easy to be consistent. At first, I had a space painted board (still in use) and all my pictures were shot on it. Now, I have branched out in to pics with rocks and bark and whatever, but I am doing this for nearly every listing. It doesn’t always have to be rocks, or always have to be wood.

Once you find your photo “personality”, you just got to roll with it. Perhaps teal things look good with your products. Incorporate a teal background for one pic, a teal vase for another pic, teal ribbon in yet another. You get my drift.


Next tutorial will include how to efficiently fill out an Etsy listing!

I believe in FREE training! This Free Expert Etsy Training is the 2nd in a long series of how to become the best Etsy Seller you can be! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more lessons coming soon!

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