Upgrade Your Photos on Your Website or Online Store
I mention in my book ways to set up your photography area, recommend some products, and talk about the best ways to represent your items, but what I want to talk about today is retaking your photos. Taking photos of your items is not a one time event. Some reasons for taking new pictures include:
You get better over time
The more photos you take, the better you get. Your most recent photos may show your items from more angles than your old ones did. You may have also found a better way to show the scale of your items. You have probably also gotten more adept to using the settings on your camera so the colors are more true to life.
Your setup gets better
You may have gone from taking photos on the kitchen table, to using a hand built photo cube, to using professional backdrops and photography lights. Your images no longer have any background distractions and the lighting is much better. Your new tripod is preventing blurry photos and allowing you to get overhead shots.
Your equipment gets better
The expensive camera you used a few years ago is not going to be nearly as good as an entry level point and shoot camera today. The free online photo editing software has been replaced by much more capable purchased software.
A good time to retake photos
I would not remake an item just to take better photos. What I would recommend doing is retaking the photos the next time that item sells. Each time you remake an item and you think you can take better photos, definitely do so. You may choose to keep certain original images and just add a couple recent ones. It is also a good time to consider touching up the original images if necessary. Older images may be darker and may need to be lightened up or even cropped. Sometimes the older images are just physically smaller than the new ones. If your new camera can do higher resolution shots maybe add a couple large images to the gallery so people can see more details.
Good luck with your photography
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