The sales success of an online product is strongly dependent of the product picture that is associated with it. This product picture is often a deciding factor in choosing one product over the other.
In today's contest, we are going to assume you are going to sell a product on Amazon. An e-commerce website with tons of competition. You want the best picture possible to maximize the chances of a sale and stand out against all the noise.
Decide on an item you want to sell. This can be a single product, like an iPad, a bike, a piece of clothing,... Or, you can sell a group of items... For example a gift set or a collection of wines.
In product photography, the surface, the lighting and the background are important factors to consider. And, you don't always need fancy equipment! You can go for a plain background or a background that adds a story to your product. Make sure to read up on best practices first! To get you started, here are some interesting links:
- A DIY Guide to Beautiful Product Photography
- Product Photography At Home: Beginner to Intermediate Photography Tips | 3 Quick Tips (video)
- DIY Product Photos - Easy, Cheap and Good-looking (video)
- How to Create a Picture Perfect Ecommerce Website With Product Photography
And, if you need some inspiration, have a look at this contest on Pxleyes from 12 years ago. It was won by karaflazz with this entry:
PS: Try to vote on all entries in the contest. The more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!
PS 2: Ideas for future contests can be submitted here. The best ideas will be picked and turned into a contest. Make sure to clearly define the rules and objectives of the contest.