Creating Fab Photos

• 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.

5 Responses to “Creating Fab Photos”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hey guys I think you should add point #5. Always shoot landscape photos for quick uploading to felt, otherwise you need to crop/resize etc etc which is very time consuming when you have multiple photos for one off listings. I see you mention landscape on the Photo formats info, but not everyone clicks through to that page.

  2. Em says:

    I agree with Elizabeth. Ive just realized images have to be cropped…after shooting almost all of them as portrait. Would be a good tip to add :)

  3. Ariana says:

    Would be more helpful if images didn’t have to be landscape. Some of my items are tall and are btter off as portraits. Thanks

  4. Nicki says:

    I agree with all the above comments …. portrait shape photos would be great …

  5. Aj kay says:

    I agree, there needs to be a portrait photo option because it’s really hard to make it look good when you need to keep cropping and resizing things to fit into the box!!

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