"I've been an admirer of Dan Gookin since he wrote DOS For Dummiesand spawned the For Dummies phenomenon. He takes things to a new levelwith this amazing and much needed book on practical product photography. Use hisadvice and you'll simply make more money. Highlyrecommended." —John C. Dvorak, columnist, PCMagazine
Anyone can sell their stuff online. The challenge is to doit better than the competition and get the best possible results, every time. Ifyou're attempting to sell your guitar on eBay, a photo of Aunt Pearl Junestrumming it in the backyard isn't likely to cut it. Does that mean you need tohire a professional photographer or invest in expensive equipment? Not if youfollow the ingenious advice in this book!
eBay Photos That Sellteaches home-spun entrepreneurs how to create professional-quality product photosusing a standard digital camera and a few handy tricks and inexpensivetechniques. With page after page of inspiring examples and expert insights,you'll figure out how to capture everything from hats to wineglasses to MP3players. You'll understand what makes one photo better than another and discoverhow to create images that viewers connect with—ones that evoke the "Imust have this" feeling. Ultimately, it will help you attract customers andmake sales, without investing a lot of time or money.
Inside, you'lllearn how to:
Follow the basic rules for taking crisp,well-lit shots that outshine the competition
Set up shots quickly in yourhome or office
Create props and accessories from inexpensive items found athome or the local hardware store
Know how and when to use your camera'sfeatures, bells, and whistles to your advantage
Take the time to set up yourphotograph properly so you don't have to fix things later
Use photo-editingsoftware to make final adjustments
Learn to size and format your photoseffectively for the Web
Know when a simple black background is the best wayto make your image pop
Build a safe and organized place to store your pictures so you can easily find them