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Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout

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

want.

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

the photo.

So what we do is, if you have the light

on each side, so you've got one light on

each side,

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

this one.

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

down.

Done!

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!