Effectively you want a digital camera, a good digital camera that may take cheap photos if required. Observe that the photographs shouldn’t have to be hi-res or extraordinarily massive prints. They are going to be considered at 72dpi (that's the decision of the monitor) so you may get away with a picture no smaller than 500 x 500 pixels. Don’t do what most individuals do and set the digital camera on the best setting, you're solely losing worthwhile time when manipulating your photos.
Subsequent you want a tripod or digital camera assist of some variety. Ask any cheap photographer how the standard of their photos elevated once they began utilizing a tripod. The outcomes communicate for themselves. You additionally want some Imaging software program, not essentially Photoshop, however you might have to resize and tweak the photographs. You need to have one thing in your PC already. It's price taking part in about with the software program and studying the fundamentals. It'll pay dividends later.
Transferring briskly on the subsequent merchandise in your procuring listing is a background. Like most skilled eBayers I want to make use of a white background and isolate the merchandise. I really feel it makes the merchandise stand out and appears extra skilled. For this I merely use a white sheet of card. If you happen to're capturing a variety of objects and a few pretty massive then it might pay to put money into a sheet of white confronted hardboard from the native timber retailers. This being straightforward to wipe over and maintain clear.
That brings me to lighting. Tender lighting and the softer the higher. Good high quality delicate lighting doesn’t create any scorching spots burning out any particulars.
You possibly can exit and purchase a studio flash and a lightweight tent, which is ok in the event you can afford it. Nevertheless, I all the time used to make use of pure mild. Pure mild created by a cloudy sky. However you possibly can choose up a lightweight tent fairly cheaply on eBay and I’d suggest that you just put money into one. One different factor to recollect is that in case you are capturing in a lightweight tent them you needn’t purchase a background! Neglect the lights although, at the very least in the intervening time.
So to work … Clear the merchandise completely. I all the time use cotton gloves when I’m dealing with objects. Place the sunshine tent outdoors on a desk or different floor. Fastidiously place the merchandise centrally within the mild tent and place your digital camera. Take a number of pictures at totally different publicity settings notifying the settings used. One can find this data very helpful when pictures objects I the long run.
Switch the photographs onto your PC and try them on the display. With you enhancing software program resize the photographs to 500 x 500 pixels and think about them at 72dpi. Improve the brightness by round 20. This could give an in depth picture on a clear white background. If there are any marks on the white background you possibly can take away then with the software program. If the merchandise has misplaced any element mess around with the brightness and distinction ranges till you might be proud of the ultimate picture.
When you find yourself proud of the outcomes – save the picture into a specific file in your laptop. You’re then able to add the picture to the public sale website.