The selection of a good image shouldn’t be an onerous task, but there are some straightforward things that you should add to your process when you’re taking pictures for your shop/page or just your brand media.

[featured_box img=”29258″ pos=”left” title=”Turn the bloody lights on”] As the images below demonstrate, turning a light on can dramatically improve the quality of an image. [/featured_box] [gap] [featured_box img=”29261″ inline_svg=”0″ pos=”left” title=”Tidy up”] After you’ve taken your image, have a look at it and see if anything else attracts your attention and if it attracts your eye maybe you should retake the image with any distractions removed. [/featured_box] [gap] [row] [col span=”4″ span__sm=”12″ depth=”2″ depth_hover=”4″] [ux_image id=”29249″] [/col] [col span=”4″ span__sm=”12″ depth=”2″ depth_hover=”4″] [ux_image id=”29250″] [/col] [col span=”4″ span__sm=”12″ depth=”2″ depth_hover=”4″] [ux_image id=”29255″] [/col] [/row] [featured_box img=”29270″ inline_svg=”0″ pos=”left” title=”Create a standard template”] Set your style and stick to it, this could be as simple as a sheet hung over a chair or as complex as a lightbox but whatever you choose to do try and retain that style for all your images. [/featured_box] [gap] [divider align=”center”]
One Final Thought
It may be a good idea to enlist the help of a harsh critic who won’t just tell you what they think you want to hear, especially if you’re selling physical products if you look at the three images above I had taken the image to do a post about how strong Skull Crusher Coffee was but if my post was trying to sell mugs the image of a dirty mug would not be a smart move. I’ve added a link below which will take you to an Amazon list I created with some bits of equipment that will help you improve your images.