"I've been an admirer of Dan Gookin since he wrote DOS ForDummies and spawned the For Dummies phenomenon. He takesthings to a new level with this amazing and much needed book onpractical product photography. Use his advice and you'll simplymake more money. Highly recommended." —John C. Dvorak, columnist, PC Magazine
Anyone can sell their stuff online. The challenge is to do itbetter than the competition and get the best possible results,every time. If you're attempting to sell your guitar on eBay, aphoto of Aunt Pearl June strumming it in the backyard isn't likelyto cut it. Does that mean you need to hire a professionalphotographer or invest in expensive equipment? Not if you followthe ingenious advice in this book!
eBay Photos That Sell teaches home-spun entrepreneurs how tocreate professional-quality product photos using a standard digitalcamera and a few handy tricks and inexpensive techniques. With pageafter page of inspiring examples and expert insights, you'll figureout how to capture everything from hats to wineglasses to MP3players. You'll understand what makes one photo better than anotherand discover how to create images that viewers connectwith—ones that evoke the "I must have this" feeling.Ultimately, it will help you attract customers and make sales,without investing a lot of time or money.
Inside, you'll learn how to:
Follow the basic rules for taking crisp, well-lit shots thatoutshine the competition
Set up shots quickly in your home or office
Create props and accessories from inexpensive items found athome or the local hardware store
Know how and when to use your camera's features, bells, andwhistles to your advantage
Take the time to set up your photograph properly so you don'thave to fix things later
Use photo-editing software to make final adjustments
Learn to size and format your photos effectively for theWeb
Know when a simple black background is the best way to makeyour image pop
Build a safe and organized place to store your pictures so youcan easily find them