How to create good quality product images

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Creating a great product image is essential for attracting potential customers and making a positive impression. Here are 6 tips to help you achieve this:

Good lighting

Proper lighting is crucial for showcasing your product and natural light is often the best choice. Light boxes are an inexpensive option if you have many items to photograph.  Use diffusers or reflectors to soften harsh shadows. Experiment with different angles to see how light interacts with your product. Consistency in lighting across multiple product images is also important if you have a range of items.

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High-quality camera or smartphone

Use a camera with good resolution, or a high-quality smartphone with a high-megapixel camera. Ensure the lens is clean and free from smudges. If you're using a smartphone, adjust settings like exposure and white balance to suit your product and lighting conditions.


Pay attention to the arrangement of your product within the frame. Use the rule of thirds to create balanced and visually appealing compositions. Experiment with different angles, depths of field, and framing to make your product stand out. Ensure the background is clean and uncluttered to avoid distractions.

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Focus and sharpness

Make sure your product is in sharp focus. Use a tripod or stable surface to avoid camera shake. Manually set the focus, if necessary, especially if you're using a camera. Ensure that the main features and details of your product are clear and well-defined.

Editing and retouching

Adjust exposure, contrast, and colour balance as needed. Smartphones allow you to edit easily.


If you're creating a series of product images for an e-commerce website or a catalogue, maintain consistency in terms of lighting, background, and composition. This helps create a cohesive and professional look.

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Remember that the key to a great product image is to accurately represent the product while making it visually appealing. Take your time, experiment, and don't be afraid to seek feedback from others to continually improve your product photography skills.

What's the most creative way you've used visuals to boost your product sales? Share your tips in the comments!

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