On the Q&A last week, we got into a discussion about taking photos . You guys know that we advocate finding a spot with good windows to take photos during the day. Nothing beats natural light and a white wall (plus its cheap and so simple).
But many sellers are taking photos at night after work or have their eBay work area in a darker space like a basement. So Jennifer from Thrift It Forward was cool enough to share her lighting set up. She says:
As you can see, it is far from glamorous, but it's my cement floored basement and that does the trick for now. The board on the floor is the foam 40"x60" board from Office Depot. The window shade you see behind the umbrellas is my backdrop when I take pictures of non-clothing items that are small to medium size. I
actually place a folding table in front of it and pull out the shade over the table to create the background. I then place the umbrellas close to the table and snap the pictures.
Here is the finished eBay product for the item in album above:
Chicago Cubs Cliff Engle Sweater Pinstripe MLB Baseball Adult Large
You can either follow Jennifer's original low-cost lighting system or buy a more professional set up that she uses in these photos from Cowboy Studios.