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How to take good eBay Product Photos without a Lightbox

Discussion in 'Business News & Resources' started by sjwtrade, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. dodgydave123

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    Couldnt just get a camera tripod? Then set it up with the camera on timer and stand back! :) Voila! No more hands ;)

    TO ADD: I guess you could also use a few boxes stacked up! ;)
  2. sjwtrade

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    Are you using daylight bulbs ?

    Stu
  3. CS111

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    Yes daylight bulbs
  4. sjwtrade

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  5. Adamwells

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    Used the bath trick which someone posted in this thread and here are the results with a Samsung 10.2 megapixel camera...

    Without bath:
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    With bath used as background:
    [​IMG]

    Very pleased :Clap:
    Watcha think?
  6. sjwtrade

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    lol I wrote the bath thread.
    Good but frame it better.

    Stu
  7. Adamwells

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    How would I go about framing it better?
  8. sjwtrade

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    hold the camera a little furthe back, get the whole of the product in.

    Stu
  9. Quad Band Phone

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    Very nice. We use a light box, but this is an excellent DIY way to get good photos. I myself am a bit of an amateur photographer so I love getting new advice.
  10. C89

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    I use this all the time, not sure if it's because of Stu but I read it somewhere so I'm going to assume it was here.....so thanks!
  11. marrymeangel

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    thank you, very useful idea!
  12. justpolo

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    good idea
    thanks
  13. Babiken

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    I would suggest purchasing a lightbox from ebay... they cost approx £10
  14. Dave

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    Why ? I have used my bath for a year or so with no problems.
  15. DeveloperMatt

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    Here's a tip I got from a pro photographer yesterday, I was struggling to get a white background in the picture (the actual background was pure white) and since my item was in a glass even if you cut the background the view through the glass was very grey.

    The issue is under exposure of the product because of the amount of white in the background.

    Will only work on cameras where you can adjust the exposure compensation but for me giving it +2 on the exposure compensation worked great.
  16. DEI

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    You can set up exposure in photoshop and i would put a white paper behind it .
  17. DEI

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    Idea is good but nothing is better than the light box with good light as if you can get no shadows on any background then you just cut the image in photoshop adjust exposure contrast etc and give own custom background (dont ask me how much time i wasted because of lack of the light)... Also proper cam may be needed to give a good zoom. According to the profits you can make just by having great looking template good cam and light box is first investment you should make. But for non-pro pictures this is definately going to work.
  18. jimhuf

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    Genius! thanks for the tip, now if only i had a bath!
  19. gtsuk

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    There are a lot of good ideas on here about taking good photos and i do like the one about the bath, My problem is i have a blue bath :(

    Just had a look on ebay for a lightbox and there seems to be quite a few?

    Can anyone recommend a decent one or does anyone on here sell them? :welldone:
  20. planner

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    Have to say a big thank you to Stu for giving us the tip with the bath. I took pictures of some items out the bath & then took them in the bath & what a difference in quality. Its like having two different items.

    Thank you Stu :welldone:
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