A guide on product photography for your creative business

Unlock a Profitable Handmade Business
in Just 12 Weeks Without Using Etsy
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This workshop is for anyone who makes and sells a handmade or physical product, including jewelry designers, artists, paper designers, bath & body product makers  and more!

What You'll Discover

The #1 mistake people make with Etsy & social media that causes shops to FLOP

 The secret to making it with your handmade shop so it's no longer just a hobby

How to make sales in your handmade shop with ease so you can finally get to 6-figures

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What to do when you think your handmade business is struggling
  1. […] And what’s the second most important thing you’ll need in your business? Amazing product photography. […]

  2. Gabby says:

    I have tried a white background on my earlier photos, my problem is that the white background makes my items look washed out. I make quilts and I thought I had found the perfect backdrop in a gray wooded stockade fence. Now I have been told that my photos are not up to ‘snuff’ and the recommendation was to go back to white backgrounds. What do you do in this case, where you know white is not the ideal color for your items ?

    • Mei Pak says:

      Hey Gabby,
      The washed out effect is common with white backgrounds, as there’s so much white color to reflect on to your products, making them appear whiter than they are.
      Do you have a good example of a washed out photo you can send me (link or via email)? I think it’d be a good case study to make into a tutorial that you can learn to do yourself for fixing the washed out photos with free resources.

      To answer your question specifically, I’ve had the hardest time photographing my vanilla cupcake on a white background (http://tinyhandsonline.com/necklaces/123-scented-vanilla-butter-sprinkles-cupcake-necklace.html) – I think this was the hardest thing yet in my experiences – but can easily be fixed with green screen chromakeying, where you take a photo of the item on a green or blue background, then use a photo editing software to delete out the green/blue background.

      I believe if there’s one color you’re safe with, it’s always white! If you can send me a photo, I’ll promise to help you fix it!

  3. Debra says:

    This is very good I can use all the help that I can get. I’m saving this post
    Thank you.

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