It’s the 21st Century. You most likely have access to a digital camera and a computer. So please please put a few extra moments into making you photos worth posting. This plea mainly goes out the ETSY shop owners and Ebay sellers of the world… your photos are such a critical component to the buyer’s decisions process, you need to be putting your best foot forward.
I must admit now, I am by no means a professional photographer. I have a point-and-shoot camera that is a few years old and about 1” thick. It’s only “accessory” is a mini-tripod I got for under $10 at Wal-Mart. BUT, since acquiring this accessory, and learning how to make simple adjustments using Picnik.com, my online photo postings have increased by leaps and bounds.
I like to use Picnik.com because it is easy and FREE. Bare minimum, just upload your photo end hit the “auto-fix” button (on the edit tab). You’ll usually see a big difference.
Next I go to “exposure” button and then hit the “advanced” option (don’t be scared). Drag the “highlights” and “shadows” buttons until the photo has the look you want (usually the graph will have black bars hitting it on the right and left side).
Making adjustments under the “colors” button will add some nice effects to your photos too. Experiments are good. And you can also hit the UNDO button if you’ve gone a little bit too crazy.
There are a lot of different sites that will let you edit photos, Picnik.com is just one I have been hooked on the past year or so. At any rate, I hope this inspires you to bring out the very best in all the pictures you post online!