Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout

hey guys as you all know product images play a huge part in the success of your listings on Amazon the main image especially now one of the requirements of your main product image is that the entire background is white and then you only see the product it can be quite expensive to get professional photos done however today I'm going to show you a few tips on how you can do this at home with a couple of desk lamps as well as an iPhone okay so I'll run through the setup that I've got here so firstly of course I've got the white sheet this is just a plain white bed sheet I just have a box which is propping the back up what that does is it gives a background for our product here our product is the little hair gel so you'll see because I've got the box here we've got white all around the base and then also behind it now I've got two lights on either side I know they don't quite look like normal lights but you could just do this with any old lights any desk lights or lights that you've got sitting around the house it just so happens these are the only lights I've got access to which is kind of the point you can do this with any lights you've got access to the only thing to try and find is two lights with the same color light so as soon as you turn them on you'll see that they're both pretty similar which is what you want so now the idea is you'll notice if I turn off one light you've got this kind of harsh shadow on this side and when you take the photo you want all of this white to go really really white so it essentially disappears but the problem is is that this part here is still kind of dark so that is going to stand out in the photo so what we do is if you have the light on each side so you've got one light on each side it actually makes this shadow a lot less harsh and it sort of cancels out the shadow so now I'll show you what I'm seeing on my phone that I'm going to take the photo on I'd recommend installing the Amazon seller app once you've got that you can actually come down here to product photo studio and it gives you the option of taking a photo directly within your Amazon account so let's line it up we've already got the light set up and there we go now you get these cool little sliders here where you can basically play with the exposure the background and you see that basically just by using this background slider now let's try this one see how they differ I think this one looks a little bit better it maintains a little bit more of the image crop it in and there you go very easily you get a useable product shot and that was just with setting up the lights very very basically as you can see here it gives you some checks is the background wired as the photo and focus the resolution and you know is the cropping good so you can see they're all ticked and this is ticked off as a good product image so let's run through another example I like avocado so let's shoot an avocado now again let's just kind of line it up take a shot and when you go to background again eliminate that background that works pretty well and now we can crop that one down done shot okay it says that the cropping is too white easy fix we can go back crop and it says it's too wide so let's just bring and bring it in a little bit keep in mind as well the closer in your product is crop the bigger it's going to appear on Amazon so let's crop maybe it wants us to crop the top down even more let's see if it's happy with that okay it says the cropping for that one is good and I'd agree it fills up the image quite a lot which is what you want so I hope you guys found that little tutorial helpful if you can afford professional photography I'd certainly recommend that however perhaps when you're just starting out or you don't have much of a budget to begin with this is one way you can go about getting some reasonably good images to get your listing started all the best with your product listing and thanks for watching

37 Replies to “Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout”

  1. This will give you an image but not a good image that will compete with your competitors. Product photography is the absolute last place you want to cheap out in your marketing because it's the first thing people see and the ONLY chance you'll get to make a first impression. Spend the 25 – 50 bucks and have a professional shoot your image. There are so many other things that go into aa good quality Amazon image that matter, like having the right size to enable zooming, etc. A professional will know these things and help you.

  2. Thanks for the helpful video! Do you have links to the lights in the video? I know you said that we don't need them, but I like them 🙂

  3. Lennard — Thank you so much! I've been scratching my head with this for the last few months! And just a few minutes you solved my problem! Thank you!!!

  4. This is great, but I kind of felt like your first photo was actually a bit washed out on the edges. Do you not feel that way? How would I prevent that?

  5. Nice video, very helpfull! One question: I'm living outside the US and want to send items from China to the US directly. In that case, I should ask for a sample first to take photos, or may I rely on the supplier's photos, for example? Thanks!

  6. I will try it! It is my first product and I would prefer not to pay to a professional until I start to earn some money 🙂 BTW I worked with jungle scout to pick my product. Thank you!

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