• Try to use a clean background, preferably a uniform colour. A sheet hung on a line, a plain curtain or a white wall are good backdrops.
• Include multiple photos from varying angles if possible.
• Make sure you have reasonable lighting. A flash or direct sunlight can distort colours and create harsh shadows and bright highlights, so are best avoided. Short of studio lighting, bright natural light on an overcast day is the easiest way to get a good result.
• Use one of your photos to show an item in context (like a serving suggestion) – ie. if you’re selling an item of clothing, include a photo of someone modelling it. Or if you’re selling a coffee cup you might show it on a shelf or mug hook, or on a coffee table with a magazine. If you do use props, make sure it’s clear in your description that the props are not included!
• Include a close-up if possible, to show texture or details.
With the Felt allowance of four photos per listing, here’s a good rule of thumb:
1. standalone item against plain backdrop
2. same as 1, but from a different angle
3. close-up or detail
4. item in context
See Photo Formats for more information.