Ultimate Product Photography Tips List

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This massive compilation of the web’s most useful articles and blog posts about photographing crafts has it all: backgrounds, cameras, lighting, tutorials, styling, composition – if it’s not here, it doesn’t exist! (Okay, we’re kidding on that one – if you know of a good resource we missed, tell us in the comments!! )

Here are 50+ links to product photography tips were carefully chosen for their unique perspectives & helpful content. Nearly all of these links are beginner-friendly with no expensive equipment, software, or cameras required, and most of them come from crafters just like you!

Happy reading!

Backgrounds & Photo Styling

Composition & Posing

Camera & Lens Recommendations

Guides on buying a new camera:

Camera Guides

DSLR Cameras

Master your DSLR camera:

Point & Shoot Cameras

Get the most out of your point and shoot camera:

Smartphone Cameras

Maximize your smartphone camera:


Dropbox is the easiest way to get photos off your smartphone and onto your computer’s hard drive.

Etsy Tips

Etsy.com is the web’s most popular marketplace for handmade, vintage, and supplies.

Food Photography


DIY Lightboxes

Macro (Close Up) Photography

Handmade Marketplaces

  • Aftcra – Prides itself on American-made handmade goods (no supplies or vintage items) and charges no listing fee!
  • Artfire – Vibrant craft community that offers a help number for sellers and free listings
  • Etsy –  The web’s best known handmade marketplace, but each listing costs 20 cents and recent listings are given search priority
  • Folksy – A UK-run craft marketplace, pay per listing or subscribe with an annual fee

Jewelry Photography

Post Processing

White Balance

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Okay, what else is out there? The web is HUGE – tell us what we missed!!


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