Best way to take photos of your bags

Feb 25, 2006
16
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Chicago, IL
Hi, I need a little advice. I am trying to take really great photos my bags because I want to put them up on Ebay. I cant seem to find the right setting to get the best quality of the little details of the inside tags, serial numbers and close ups of the leather. I thought I saw a thread some time ago with detailed instructions on how to take pictures but I cant seem to find it.

Any suggestions??:yahoo:
 

BagLuver

O.G.
Feb 4, 2006
7,116
22
GA
Use the macro setting (usually represented by a pic of a little flower) to photograph details and close ups.
 

pinkdeals

Shopaholic
Mar 1, 2008
16
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Los Angeles
i would recommend taking the picture indoors where there is sufficient lighting. turn OFF the flash, and take the picture on the auto setting. once you have a good picture of the whole bag and you want to take close ups, make sure to then set the camera to MACRO (there might be a little icon of a flower). don't get super duper close or the image will come out fuzzy. about 6 - 8 inches away should be good. macro makes the camera take sharper close-up shots, but it doesn't mean you'll need to be right up close to the object/label.

good luck! :smile:
 

Bag2beautyEvrae

Geek with bags!
Aug 8, 2008
327
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Bolton, Uk
Yes open blinds for full daylight, try not to have a multi coloured background as it distracts from main image and turn flash off then put macro/close up mode on and click away. Use zoom for getting small detail like hardware and labels.
 

Bag2beautyEvrae

Geek with bags!
Aug 8, 2008
327
0
Bolton, Uk
Yes open blinds for full daylight, try not to have a multi coloured background as it distracts from main image and turn flash off then put macro/close up mode on and click away. Use zoom for getting small detail like hardware and labels.
 

meggyg8r

killing them softly
O.G.
Feb 27, 2008
12,982
1
Florida
Yep, I just listed 10-15 bags on eBay in the last hour (what a pain in the !@#) and all my pictures came out fantastic. They were taken right next to my window in natural lighting with no flash. It's by far the best way to go.
 

sweetneet

over the moon
Aug 8, 2007
6,119
13
TX
- take pictures in natural daylight only
- never use the flash!!
- for close ups of serial-numbers, date-codes, etc..use the macro setting!! (flower)
- take several pics at a variety of angles, then choose the best one
 
Mar 14, 2008
1,714
1
Orange County
Good suggestions! I see to have a similar problem when trying to take cloe-ups. I will definitely use the macro setting next time! PF gals are so smart :yes: