Hey guys! As you all know product images
play a huge part of the success of your
listings on Amazon, the main image
especially. Now one of the requirements
of your main product image is that the
entire background is white and that you
only see the product. It can be quite
expensive to get professional photos
done, however today I'm going to show you
a few tips on how you can do this at
home with a couple of desk lamps as well
as an iPhone.
Ok so I'll run through the set up that
I've got here. So firstly of course I've
got the white sheet; this is just a plain
white bed sheet. I just have a box which is
propping the back up. What that does is,
that gives a background for our product
here. Our product is the little hair gel so
you'll see because I've got the box there,
we've got white all around the base and
then also behind it.
Now I've got two lights on either side.
I know they don't quite look like normal
lights but you could just do this with
any old lights, desk lights or lights that
you've got sitting around the house.
It just so happens these are the only
ones I've got access to which is kind of
the point - you can do this with any
lights you've got access to. The only
thing is, to try and find these two lights
with the same color light. So as soon as you
turn them on you'll see that they're
both pretty similar which is what you
So now the idea is, you'll notice if I turn
off one light you've got this kind of
harsh shadow on this side and when you
take the photo you want all of this
white - to go really really white so it
essentially disappears, but the problem
is that this part here is still kind of
dark so that is going to stand out in
So what we do is, if you have the light
on each side, so you've got one light on
it actually makes the shadow a lot less
harsh and it sort of cancels out
the shadow. So now I'll show you what I'm
seeing on my phone that I'm going to take
the photo on. I'd recommend installing the
Amazon seller app. Once you've got the app,
you can actually come down to product photo
studio and it gives you the option of
taking a photo directly within your
Amazon account. So let's line it up!
We've already got the light setup and
there we go! Now you get these cool
little sliders here where we can basically
play with the exposure, the background,
and you see that basically just by using
this background slider - and let's try
See how they differ.
I think this one looks a little bit
better, maintains a little bit more of
the image. We'll crop it in.
There you go - very easily you get a
usable product shot! And that was just
with setting up the lights very very
basically. As you can see here it gives
you some checks ; is the background white?
Is the photo in focus? The resolution etc
And you know is the cropping good so you
can see they're all ticked and this is
ticked off as a good product image! So
let's run through another example. I like
avocados so let's shoot an avocado!
Now again let's just kind of line it up
take the shot and we go to background, and again
eliminate that background. That works
pretty well! And now we can crop that one
Okay it says that the cropping is too wide.
Easy fix! We can go back, crop and then it says
it's too wide - so let's just bring
it in a little bit.
Keep in mind as well, the closer in your
product is cropped, the bigger it's going
to appear on Amazon. So let's crop, maybe
it want us to crop the top down even more.
Let's see if it's happy with that! Ok so
the cropping for that one is good and I
agree - it fills up the image quite a lot
which is what you want! So i hope you
guys found that little tutorial helpful! If
you can afford professional photography,
I'd certainly recommend that however
perhaps when you're just starting out or
you don't have much of a budget to begin
with, this is one way you can go about
getting some reasonably good images to get
your listing started. All the best with
your product listing! Thanks for watching!