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Do you dream of quitting your day job to sell crafts, or turn a fun hobby into something that pays for itself? Are you a handmade artisan eager to increase your Etsy traffic?

This site is the guide I wish I had six years ago when I opened my first Etsy shop.

Just starting?

It all starts with your beautiful handmade products. Add a camera and a simple DIY photo studio that you can make yourself, and you’re ready to sell your crafts online. Check out our guide to opening a well-named Etsy shop, and then we’ll show you how to list your handmade items and the right way to add tags that reel in buyers.

Here’s how to get the most out of your 5 listing photos, and a great guide to writing listings that help buyers understand your product and make the decision to purchase.

Been selling a while?

Experienced sellers will appreciate our guide to the best DSLR cameras for crafters (all under $500), as well as our recommendations on tabletop photo studio kits. Are you stuck shooting indoors half the year? I am. Here’s the lighting equipment that gets me and my Etsy store through the winter.

You already know that your shop requires regular tweaking and updating – here’s what the top sellers are doing, and what you can learn from them.

I’m a lifelong crafter and technology enthusiast, and I hope you enjoy DIYCraftPhotography as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

Photography Tutorials

Handy Techniques

Composition & Styling Tips

Photography Equipment


Other Equipment


Etsy Tips