When you are selling your handmade crafts on Etsy, Folksy, eBay or wherever, the quality and content of the product photography will make or break a sale. Even before people look at the title or description they have judged the picture and decided if they want to find out more and possibly buy it.
I have always known this to be true but today it was proven to me! The photo I put up last week of my handmade necklaces where taken in a bit of a rush, just to get something up there. They are OK, but not quite right. I was going for a handmade, improvised, panicky look...
Old rushed photo
Today I set up a light box in my workshop and using my new bust from black dog, I then took all the recycled bead necklace photos again! I then uploaded them to my shop on Folksy and as usual shared it on Facebook and Twitter. An hour later, while still editing more photos... The first necklace SOLD!
How to take great photos of your handmade products