Here's some tips and tricks on how to take the best quality pictures for your ebay listings! Pictures are the most important aspect to creating a good listing on ebay. Follow these tips and you will get more sales! http://www.ralliroots.com/
1. Use a good background
2. Use good lighting
3. Use a good camera
4. Take pictures of any flaws on the items
5. Flat lay, mannequin or model your clothing
Hope this video helps out! Click below for some of the equipment we like to use.
RIng Light(currently sold out): https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Camera-Photo-Video-Fluorescent/dp/B00O1UCE5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495761447&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ring+light&psc=1
Canon T5i: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-EF-S-18-55/dp/B00BW6LWO4/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1495761516&sr=1-3&keywords=canon+t5i
Pancake lens: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-24mm-2-8-Lens/dp/B00NI3BZ5K/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1495761542&sr=1-1&keywords=canon+pancake+lens
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Wow, another great Ralli Roots Video. Question for you, I personally have those big umbrella lights and a Galaxy Note 5 for my picture's could you maybe explain more about the ring lights? I noticed that you have fantastic lighting, is that all you use and how many ring lights do you use? I currently have 2 umbrella lights with the big (I think) Cowboy lights. Would you suggest 2 ring lights? Thanks, again so much! You Guy's Rock!
Parkers iPad yes you do get an increase on the Cassini jump with 12 photos. Sometimes it can hard just take at different angels up close corner shots up against the white boards from DOL general or dollar tree sometimes has them for a dollar and I use to bed pillows for the sides extreme white pillow cases👍👍👍💞Hope that helps you for the sweet Ralli Roots couple are in Vegas at eBay Open 2018 figured I’d help them out. The are so good together their personalities Rock! And then the fists! Lol
This is very helpful! I'm thinking about getting in to reselling but don't have a bunch of extra money to spend. I have a good phone and i can get a white sheet but i might have to invest in a ring light! Thanks guys, you are the best!
Love you guys, watch y'all all the time on here. Im a noob to reselling, and couldnt figure how to get lighting right because the all seem to have a blueish haze, so i googled how to take pix and lighting etc, and y'all popped up, thought it was great. Ty for your content 🤩
Hey guys, what type of background do you feel works best for reselling apparel? Item isolated on all white background, solid colour background (like the cement floor) or a texture (ex. Wood, brick, etc)? Thanks.
Hey guy! I was wondering a couple things. Are you still using a ring light if so is it the exact one in the link? I’ve noticed that this one is I think like $140 as others are start at $40. Do you really recommend the more expensive one? THANKS SO MUCH!!
Hello and thanks for the great videos. Quick question for you. How do you transfer photos from your camera to your pc? Do you use a wireless setup or do just take the card out and insert into your computer? I have only used the app on my smartphone so far and want to step it up a bit.
Grandma Heidi Here, My question is after you take the photos, is there an easy way to get them to ebay on your computer. My pics go to google photos, then I download to computer file one at a time and edit them at that time before downloading. Then I upload to ebay all 12 pics from my computer file. Just wondering if there is an easier way. Like can I upload from google photos on my computer to ebay and skip the download to my files step. Thanks, you kids are great. God Bless you both.
I was wondering how you guys took pictures when you first started. Did you always have the ring lights and a DSLR or did you take amateur pictures of the clothes like hanging on a wall or laying on your bed or something like that. I can’t afford to buy that equipment yet and I’m worried I’m not gonna get any sales unless I get the equipment. I have like 8 listings so far of just my clothes hanging on a wall with natural lighting from my window.
Super helpful! Since I’m in beginner stage at moment, working out of my super colorful space...every garment looks Neon Dingy Dirty 😳😱. I have great camera options at my fingertips, but since walls are Cheespuff Orange and Soda Pop Lime Green...clothing and silver jewelry looks icky! So thank you for the Ring lighting advice. Will grab those white sheets as well! Thanks guys! From Bijou Poet (formally Gigi Bijou)
Okay. It just seems when I upload my pics they do not always seem to fit the ebay "square" very well. They are either too wide or too tall. In the ebay help center it only says that eBay requires a minimum of 500 pixels for an image's longest side. Thanks anyway. I'll just have to keep looking for the "just right " image size.
yes i understand im trying to get a per listing price that is fair this would include cleaning and prepping item researching and pricing photos and a quality listing your answer is to generic ive been selling online over 20 years great videos i watch and share time to time as i did this one thanks
hello my question is on finding a worker to list items along with the whole process of cleaning prepping research pricing taking photos what would the value of this person be should i pay by the listing or a hourly or salary i have no idea what to pay a person or best way to find this worker. is it even possible
Hey Mark. Its definitely possible. There are lots of ways to decide to pay someone. I would suggest starting in what was for us the most obvious way, we pay Callie to do what we like least. But you can pay per item, ie photos or listing. Or flat salary with all of the above included.
For normal lamps and ceiling lights what type of bulbs works best for getting the needed bright light? I've seen a lot say use the Spiral "daylight" mimicking lights -I still use normal "old fashioned" light bulbs in all my lamps and my ceiling lights are those okay? or maybe LED bulbs? I saw they're becoming rather popular for normal bulb outlets(lamps/ceiling lights etc) Because right now buying a different light source isn't in the budget , so have to work with what I have at home.
Oh and a tip (that I sometimes don't follow my own advice on, well not so much I don't follow it, sometimes I can't) But when you're taking pictures for anything to sell or even if your like me and Write reviews for products , when you take your pictures don't have a cluttered mess around the item! Only have the item in the shot and nothing else, Unless of course it's to point something out - like y'all stated using the coin to show imperfections - or for size reference - or the tape measure) but if it really has no need to be in the picture remove it when at all possible . And another one, If you have carpet and you don't have a great set up (Like y'all do) where you can actually put your products up off the floor - even if your carpet looks clean and stain free - use a nice plain sheet or thin blanket laid out flat (no wrinkles) on your "work area" because a camera will pick up stains in a carpet that you actually don't even see when you look at your floors! (Learned the hard way)
You guys are so Amazing!!! I love your videos!! Thank you so much for posting, your tips have been very useful, and I have purchased everything to start my ebay store. I'm so nervous, watching you two really gives me confidence. Have a great Day Team Ralli Roots
U wanna laugh....years ago. Early 2000s i bought this cheap purple digital camera off ebay to use to sell stuff with. it was like 15 - 20 bucks and it was really basic....well i sold. So much stuff on ebay with pictures from that camera , it paid for itself 1000x + over lol....so when it finally died i wasnt heartbroken lol
Most professional photographers will tell you, it's not the camera that takes good or bad pictures, it is really the operator .. I've had some fantastic pictures with cheap inexpensive cameras, and some truly crappy ones with my expensive Canon Rebel... and it has to do with ME (and the lightening helps some) sometimes everything in the view finder looks spot on, but when I take the picture it's not as perfect as it looked in the view finder, it can be blurry, too dark, or what ever.. but according to most photographers it's "never the cameras fault for bad pictures".. I still don't believe that 100% because I've had some that no matter what I did indoors the pictures came out terrible, but outside they were great and I did the exact same thing in both cases so it wasn't me for a change lol
I don't have a good place to do a hanging flat lay. Small apartment. Have tried outdoors on the clothes line, with a sheet behind it. but that's only good on calm, warmer days. The reason I use the bed is it is the one open spot... the walls either have windows or merchandise racks. I've got nearly 1000 items out of a one bedroom apartment. I could get a storage unit, but that's an expense and hassle I don't need, since I like to work at night.
the display boards that fold out on the sides make good backgrounds. I use a white trash bag underneath, or sometimes a black one and a black background, but for most things, white under it is best, with whatever color in the background where it won't reflect on the item. You want a camera that can get in close.
Sugar. I should have watched this before ordering umbrella lighting. I am using a Nikon D7100 and a Galaxy S8+ The lighting is challenging. Most of my photos aren't showing the "true" color of the object.
Hey guys, love your videos! Quick question: which camera do you use to film your YouTube videos. Also, what do you use to edit the videos? Oh BTW, I also sent other questions regarding another video via DM. Keep up the great work! Thanks a mil :-)
Thanks Jessica!! We plan on doing a full "how we youtube" video lol, but to answer your question we film on canon cameras g7x mark ii for our vlogging cam and just a t5i with a good lens and lighting for our studio camera. I edit everything in final cut pro x.
You two rock! Totally going to invest in a ring light. I'm curious when you have something that's packaged -- do you break a seal just to take good pictures? I've noticed some people's listings have images from other sites, but I'm guessing that's not the right way to do it.
Yeah, I learned that the expensive way on my blog. :( But, you can take images from other listings? Is that what you mean by supplied by ebay? Sorry, it's been years and I feel like a super newb all over again.
Yeah! they're great. NOPE! we never break the seal on factory sealed items, we just take pics of the items as is. Using stock pics is okay if they're the ones supplied by ebay don't take pics from google and use them on your listings, you could get in trouble.
Love Y'all. My camera photographs red, green, blues and purples differently than in person. My photographs don't look the same after uploading. How can I get true colors? I purchased 2 different cameras and still get off colors. Would O ring light help?
Great Video! What resolution do you set your camera on? I haven't sold on eBay for about 10 years, (been selling direct to collectors and other venues). I use a Nikon Cool Pix camera. But as I've been getting started back on eBay - 1/2 way through my listings I get about 3 out of 10 pictures flagged and I start all over again.
Thank you for taking the time to share what you guys use. I am definitely needing better lighting. And probably a mannequin. I have a sheer blouse with a tie feature that just isn't going to look right in a flat lay (white foam core board) or hanging. I also have trouble with skirts looking right.