How to Capture High Quality Product Photos With Your SmartPhone

The importance of product pages to an e-commerce site can never be underestimated. Most of consumers consider image quality as very important when making a purchase online. The way you present your products online has a significant impact on selling of photos. The following are things to consider to get high quality photos.


It is important to use a nice camera. Although it used to be that having a DSLR was necessary for taking quality product photographs, smart phones have dramatically changed the game. The iPhone 5 has an 8-megapixel sensor and can produce professional grade shots. It is received glowing reviews. Therefore u should explore using your smartphone after you have the proper setup before committing to purchasing a higher-end camera.


You need to take longer exposures; holding your camera by hand will produce blurry images that shoppers will not like. There are also some very functional tripods for smartphones such as the Woxom Slingshot.

Photo setup

You should shoot products in front of a continuous background often white or neutral grey. It is a simple and professional look that is often used by major online retailers. Fortunately, it is simple to achieve, purchase a few rolls of craft paper and some metal clamps. Roll the craft paper down a long and wide table and use the clamps to attach one end of the paper to something a few feet above the table. This will produce a smooth ramp. Place your product on the craft paper just after it comes into contact with the table.


There are many options for lighting, but the easiest and most budget-friendly option to use is natural window light. Set up your product and equipment near a large window to allow for ample light in your frame. If natural light is difficult for you to find, try using a larger lamp or renting a soft box-type lighting kit, depending on how big your object may be.

Image stabilization

Using soft natural lighting makes for beautiful product photos, but it often creates the need for image stabilization equipment, such as a stand or a tripod. Although smartphone cameras do contain internal image stabilization software, there will still be camera shake if you hand-hold your phone, resulting in blurry images.

Pay attention to shadows

Avoid harsh backlighting and other setups that cast shadows on the surface of the object. Keep the lights on the same side of the object as your camera, or slightly off to one side.

Clean up

A big fingerprint on your product or dust on your lens produce poor, amateur results. Buy some microfiber rags and wipe everything down carefully before shooting.

Do not be Afraid

The biggest obstacle to doing something new is often ourselves. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Be creative. You will make a few mistakes on your way to gaining a deeper understanding of the process. Not only will your sales increase, you will likely develop a new hobby along the way.

Choosing The Right Apps

There are a plethora of camera shooting & editing applications for your smartphone. One thing to remember is that apps have been designed to help you to use your smartphone to its full potential.

When you provide wonderful product images, customers will know exactly what they are buying when they decide to purchase your product. That will make them happy, and it will make them eager to do business with you again in the future.

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