As a maker, your revenue is dependent on selling your handmade goods. Your booth at shows, your website, your Etsy site, your instagram site: they are all working toward that one goal. But, there is one thing many makers don't take seriously: their product photos! Photos of your products are one of the most important parts of marketing.
You don't need a fancy, thousand dollar camera to take excellent product photos. You have the tool in the palm of your hand: literally! Your iPhone or other smart device can take some excellent product photos with a little help from natural or artificial lighting, white paper or a solid background and your products!
What you will need:
Use a light or dark grey backdrop. It will give your photos a tidy and consistent look without a lot of noise in the background.
You can make your own backdrop by using a jumbo roll of white paper.
Using natural light is the most affordable (it's FREE!) and easiest source to use when...