In the world of eCommerce nothing sells more than great photos. Want to sell your fabric liability? You need great photos to do it. Here’s how to capture stellar photos of your fabric liability and start selling it today.
1 | High resolution camera
Use a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera for best results. Even the best camera phones struggle with up close detail shots of fiber...especially if it’s all black.
2 | Lots of light (LOL)
Great lighting is key to capturing the best photos. Shoot where you can get the brightest, closest thing to natural light as possible. Hint: It’s very hard to edit out yellow lighting.
3 | Image variation
You must have at least one photo zoomed in (for texture) and one photo zoomed out (for size) FOR EVERY FABRIC you wish to sell. See our listed products in Deadstock District for a guide. We recommend at least one photo with the fabric wrinkled to show how it folds.
4 | Edit your photos
Pull up photoshop and edit your photos. You will likely need to add exposure/brightness, increase clarity, and edit out the background on the wide fabric shots. The goal is to match the photos as best you can to the real fabric. Caution: Be careful when editing color not too over saturaturate or alter the color, accuracy is key when selling online.
5 | Say no to background
Edit out the background to blank white. This is more professional, gets rid of any distractions, and let’s your fabric speak for itself.
Don’t want to do this? Hire a local photography student to come in and knock this out in an afternoon. As long as they have good lighting, this will be a piece of cake for them.
Ready to get started? Apply here to begin selling your fabric on Deadstock District today.