Photography Tips

INTRODUCTION

Make sure your publication is distinguished from the crowd by adding quality images and avoiding some false clichés of common photography. Not a professional photographer? No problem. However, you can make sure your ad shows great images by following our photo guidelines below. Also make sure that your listings meet our minimum size requirements. Photos must be 1000 pixels wide and 1000 pixels high, in JPG, GIF or PNG format. Two photos are the minimum requirement, but you can upload up to 10 photos in each list. As for the presentation photo we recommend to use the “official” one of the producer.

1. Capture multiple angles

Our customers love images – catalogs with lots of photos usually sell faster than those with few. It’s a good idea to include photos of your object seen from different angles and different positions. For objects such as upholstered furniture, please include a close-up of any upholstery or leather.

2. Frame your article

For your main photo of the product, make sure you have removed all the accessories that are around the item you are trying to sell. A simple background will also help to distinguish your product and make it look like a professional photo.

3. Use good lighting

Do not let the poor lighting lower the quality of your products! Your ads stand out if they include clear, well-lit photographs. Try to use natural light, but avoid direct sunlight.

4. Capture the entire object

The main photo of your article should include the entire object in the frame. Be careful not to cut corners or other parts of your object in the picture. It’s fine if the additional photos on your list do not include the whole article.

5. Avoid blurring

Blurry photos do not show your object in its best light. Make sure the object you are selling is in focus and well lit in all your photos.

6. Damage to the Object

To avoid a return, it is important to document any scratches, stains, marks or other visible damage to your items that have been on display or at the show. All fabrics must be photographed and detailed in the item description. You can use a coin or ruler to help buyers understand the scale of the damaged areas.

7. Do not add watermarks

All your photos should be original and the images unaltered. Please do not add text, watermarks or other image changes.

8. Do not use photo filters and effects

Your photos should show the color, texture and condition of your object as precisely as possible. Do not add filters or effects to your photos that could distort your article.

9. Do not use the manufacturer's photos

Although the treated articles are Original products and supplied by Authorized and Official Dealers, please do not include any photo of the manufacturer in the article, except for the first image for the catalog. If the published object has suffered damages that justify the price you need to provide photos of the real object to avoid any dispute and to avoid negative reviews or returns. If the product is new and with original packaging then official images may be used upon verification of having the rights to use them from the manufacturer.

10. Show context and scale

To help buyers understand the size of your item, it may be helpful to include photographs of your item next to other items. The photos of your current article, such as a piece of furniture with wonderful objects and books, can also help shoppers imagine how they could use your item in their space.

11. Show textures and details

Does your article have any details, texture or other signs that make it unique? Be sure to include close-up photos of all the special details your item might have, to give buyers a clearer idea of how it looks.

12. Show brands, labels, designer signatures

If your item includes brands, labels or signatures, be sure to include them in your photos. Buyers will feel more comfortable spending more on a branded item if they have a visible and documented brand that demonstrates their authenticity.

13. Show complete sets

If your card includes multiple items, a pair, or a set, be sure to include a photo that contains all the items. This will help buyers looking for pairs or sets to quickly find the object in the search results or in the gallery pages.