Tips Taking Photos

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The background attracts the attention of potential swappers and when selecting a background for your photos we would advise keeping the backdrop simple, preferably neutral such as white, so the item you are showcasing can be the main focus of the picture. We would recommend using a white piece of cardboard or even a white sheet if you have one handy in your house or a white wall.
The backdrop of a photo is really down to your personal preference and what style you want.

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In all honesty, it really doesn’t matter if you don’t have the best camera for taking photos, as long as your background is clear and the lighting in the photo is good. Generally Mobile phones these days have a more than capable camera to use. Taking pictures of clothing is all about the focus and light. Work with what you have. But, if you do have a friend who is skilled with a camera, maybe you could organise some photos together!

[vc_custom_heading text=”Lighting” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Take Multiple Angles” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]

When photographing items, remember to take multiple angles. Take the front, the back and close ups of any details you think woudl be of interest. Take a photo of the item being worn, even with some movement perhaps.

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If taking selfies wearing the clothes with a mirror, try not to block the item in question with the phone/camera and make sure the mirrors are clean and background is clear.

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Don’t use cropped photos where the item might be incomplete.
Don’t use blurred or out of focus images.
Don’t use low quality images.
Don’t use group photos where you are wearing the item.