Auction Management Service

If you subscribe to an auction management service, as you should to manage your eBay retail business, such a service usually provides a place for you to store your digital photographs on the Web. There is usually a nominal monthly fee if, in fact, the auction management services charges you anything additional for it. This is probably the best place for your digital photographs because the auction management service may have some convenient method of placing them in your auction ads when you...

From Beginning to

What about a procedure that starts with just the right amount of light, takes your shot for you, and enables you to view the results on your computer monitor Slick That would be Ortery's Photosimile 200 light box (http ortery.com). Here's how it works (see Figure 6.12) 1. Turn on your computer and start in the Photosimile 200 (formerly the Coloreal eBox). 2. open the Image Creator program and get the working screen. The lights will go on in the box. 3. Put your item in the box. Use props, if...

When Do You Need an Advertising Display

Doing an advertising display for a product is only justified when it is cost-effective. Clearly for a low-priced item that may give you a profit of 5 to 50, making an advertising display to generate a few extra bucks from the auction is probably not worth your time and effort. Big ticket items are different. If you stand to make a profit of 200 to 1,500 or more, it might be worth your time and effort to create a nice appealing setting in which to display your item before you photograph it. The...

The Top Tips for Establishing Effective eBay Photography

Top 12 tips for sellers who want to establish high-quality and cost- effective photography for their eBay retail businesses. 1. It's all about light. Think light. Experiment with light. Control light. And your photographic activities will fall into place to create great product photographs. 2. Learn the traditional and digital photography basics. Camera automation cannot completely replace human intelligence and knowledge. 3. Learn to do basic post-processing in Photoshop Elements 3.0 or the...

Diffusion

And guess what This is the typical studio shooting situation see Figure 6.3 . Figure 6.3 The normal situation is one where the light source is smaller than the item or not close to it so as to cause intense spectral highlights. A studio light source is usually far enough away from a product and relatively smaller so as to cause intense spectral highlights. Light sources are usually not so far away as to be effectively diffused because a photographer has to have enough light to see what...