What's the best way to take professional looking pictures for eBay?

I have an eBay shop, and it's doing rather well, but I think my sales would increase further if my photographs were a little more professional. I sell fashion items, handbags, jewellary etc. What's the best way with an average quality camera to take a photo and then edit it to look professional with a white background? Thanks.

Asked By: - 12/12/2011
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It's all about light, light, and light. Everything else is secondary. Build yourself a setup like this: The paper diffuses the light, and produces appealing light. It doesn't matter particularly what sort of light it is, lighting from on top produces even... More
Answered By: CiaoChao - 12/12/2011
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You might be able to do that on adobe photoshop which is on the computer. Maybe.
Answered By: michael - 12/12/2011
get a product tent - it is basically a translucent wigwam with a bent up floor which diffuses light from external flash or lamps and eliminates unwanted reflections you can make your own or visit Speed Graphic (no connection) they and others do all sorts of sizes Makes a helluva difference
Answered By: b0b - 12/12/2011
The "bent up floor" is the trick. And also good lighting. If you can't afford a tent, get a big piece of poster paper (or 2) and tape it to a wall so that the bottom of it makes a bend instead of a sharp corner where the floor meets the wall. Also those spherical white paper chinese lanterns are great for softening... More
Answered By: Nico - 12/12/2011
Make sure you find strong, even light first of all. Go outside if you can or do it in a bright room. Often photographs are poor because they are taken in a badly lit environment... More
Answered By: Bunny Bingo - 12/12/2011
I did something similer for the college. And We used for bright lights, and what I did what put it into (Photoshop, or elements would work) and we would put it on the different page becouse the school that am doing it for does not have the world greatest gear but it got me threw lol
Answered By: Christopher - 12/12/2011
Get a medium sized light tent ... can get those for a couple of hundred bucks.
Answered By: Eric Lefebvre - 12/12/2011
I take it by "average camera" you have a point and shoot... More
Answered By: B K - 12/12/2011
Don't use the flash and make sure there is very good lighting on the white background that produces the most minimum of shadows.
Answered By: clayjar_azn - 12/12/2011
This website has affordable product retouching.
Answered By: look how pretty - 12/12/2011
You already have an idea. Use a white background on your shots and put some lighting. Even ordinary lamps will do. Try one, two or three light sources even. Experiment until you get the feel of it.
Answered By: keerok - 12/12/2011
Answered By: MERCY - 12/12/2011
If you want a professional looking haircut, you go to a professional hairdresser... More
Answered By: Afterburner - 12/12/2011
tripod and lightbox
Answered By: mister-damus - 12/13/2011
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