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"Great advice. I'd recommend this guide as a must read for new sellers. I wish I'd had it when I opened my shop." - Brenna of OddlyEnchanting.etsy.com

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Product photography can make or break your ability to succeed on Etsy. You could produce the most amazing products, but you'll struggle to sell them without having beautiful photos to show them off.

Thankfully, the Beginner's Guide to Product Photography contains all of the secrets to producing amazing product photography! Featuring 33 pages of information interspersed with over 45 educational diagrams and examples, this guide will set you on the path to stunning photos in no time.

The best thing about it - you don't need a professional camera or lighting set up to put it to use! The guide contains a wealth of information about how to use inexpensive objects such as flashlights and card board in place of expensive pro equipment. Improve your photography and save money at the same time!

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Michael Garbutt is a photographer with over five years experience in the field. He possesses a journalism degree and is currently studying to be a high school English teacher. There is nobody more qualified to teach you how to live up to your product photography potential!

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The guide will be sent as an e-book in PDF format within 24 hours of purchase.

The book contains the following chapters:

1. The Goals of Product Photography
Outlining the basic principles that underpin all product photography.

2. Patience, Practice and Fun
A few things to remember before you set off on the path to become a product photography superstar.

3. Your Camera
The difference between point and shoot cameras and SLRs, and a few things to keep in mind if you choose to purchase a new camera.

4.Tripods
A little information about the forgotten star of product photography - the humble tripod.

5. Composition
How to compose your product photography so that it's pleasing to the eye.

6. Exposure
How to avoid overly light or dark photos.

7. Lighting
A guide to lighting your photos, with a DIY home lighting set up, guides to backlighting and adding sparkle to shiny objects.

8. Capturing Colour
How to ensure that the colour of your photos is an accurate representation. Bonus: how to colour correct using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

9. Depth of Field
How to use selective focus to add a dreamy effect to your photos.

10. Backgrounds
The benefits of different backgrounds including a guide to complementary colours.

11. Shooting in Macro
A guide to shooting very, very small things.

12. Portraiture
How to capture people and why it's so important for some products - especially clothing.

13. About the Author
A little bit about Michael Garbutt.

The Beginner's Guide to Product Photography - learn professional photography tips and increase your sales

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  • Materials: brain, pdf, lots of years learning about photography, years of experience
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