April 1, 2020
Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout

Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout


Hey guys! As you all know product images play a huge part of the success of your listings on Amazon, the main image especially. Now one of the requirements of your main product image is that the entire background is white and that you only see the product. It can be quite expensive to get professional photos done, however today I’m going to show you a few tips on how you can do this at home with a couple of desk lamps as well as an iPhone. Ok so I’ll run through the set up that I’ve got here. So firstly of course I’ve got the white sheet; this is just a plain white bed sheet. I just have a box which is propping the back up. What that does is, that gives a background for our product here. Our product is the little hair gel so you’ll see because I’ve got the box there, we’ve got white all around the base and then also behind it. Now I’ve got two lights on either side. I know they don’t quite look like normal lights but you could just do this with any old lights, desk lights or lights that you’ve got sitting around the house. It just so happens these are the only ones I’ve got access to which is kind of the point – you can do this with any lights you’ve got access to. The only thing is, to try and find these two lights with the same color light. So as soon as you turn them on you’ll see that they’re both pretty similar which is what you want. So now the idea is, you’ll notice if I turn off one light you’ve got this kind of harsh shadow on this side and when you take the photo you want all of this white – to go really really white so it essentially disappears, but the problem is that this part here is still kind of dark so that is going to stand out in the photo. So what we do is, if you have the light on each side, so you’ve got one light on each side, it actually makes the shadow a lot less harsh and it sort of cancels out the shadow. So now I’ll show you what I’m seeing on my phone that I’m going to take the photo on. I’d recommend installing the Amazon seller app. Once you’ve got the app, you can actually come down to product photo studio and it gives you the option of taking a photo directly within your Amazon account. So let’s line it up! We’ve already got the light setup and there we go! Now you get these cool little sliders here where we can basically play with the exposure, the background, and you see that basically just by using this background slider – and let’s try this one. See how they differ. I think this one looks a little bit better, maintains a little bit more of the image. We’ll crop it in. There you go – very easily you get a usable product shot! And that was just with setting up the lights very very basically. As you can see here it gives you some checks ; is the background white? Is the photo in focus? The resolution etc And you know is the cropping good so you can see they’re all ticked and this is ticked off as a good product image! So let’s run through another example. I like avocados so let’s shoot an avocado! Now again let’s just kind of line it up take the shot and we go to background, and again eliminate that background. That works pretty well! And now we can crop that one down. Done! Okay it says that the cropping is too wide. Easy fix! We can go back, crop and then it says it’s too wide – so let’s just bring it in a little bit. Keep in mind as well, the closer in your product is cropped, the bigger it’s going to appear on Amazon. So let’s crop, maybe it want us to crop the top down even more. Let’s see if it’s happy with that! Ok so the cropping for that one is good and I agree – it fills up the image quite a lot which is what you want! So i hope you guys found that little tutorial helpful! If you can afford professional photography, I’d certainly recommend that however perhaps when you’re just starting out or you don’t have much of a budget to begin with, this is one way you can go about getting some reasonably good images to get your listing started. All the best with your product listing! Thanks for watching!

100 thoughts on “Simple Product Photography for Amazon Products | Jungle Scout

  1. Excellent info!!! Does this APP use the correct pixel/exposure from an iPhone for Amazon pics to zoom? Tried before with iPad and didn't zoom. Any info much appreciated! Thanx!!

  2. Jungle Scout ur the best!!! So resourceful. I can't believe I was gonna hire a pro for this. I don't need one. I am the pro.

  3. This sounds fantastic but i don't have an iphone so which means it will cost 1000 to do the photos just to buy an iphone. You have any other suggestions for non-apple people ?

  4. This only works well on dark colored items. If you use it to take pics of something light color (says yellow) it doesn't really work that well b/c the color gets whiter too as you try to whiten the bg. Do you have any recommendations for this problem?

  5. I can't find the amazon seller app in the App Store? what's the exact name of the app and is it from the Apple Store?

  6. Here you can get realy fantastic images for the listing, you just need to provide a photos of the product (it may be bad quality) https://www.render.gallery/

  7. Finally someone giving a amazon product pic tutorial. I have a similar set up but u had some additional idea, thank you!

  8. It would have been a lot better if you put the name of the app in the description box for those of us who are blondes : |

  9. ok i understand what your doing here but do you have any tips for amazon affiliate when your selling gpu's witch can cost upto £800

  10. Great tutorial! Shot photos of both light and dark products and after adjusting lights etc. all photos after editing turned out really well. One of the more helpfull and usefull short videos. Love Jungle Scout!

  11. This is just awesome .. thank you very much for such a valuable tip, it saved me a lot on the imaging part … 🙂

  12. i want to click images t-shirts, Henly, jens pent aloso ..so, how can i shoot picture with modelers bcz i have no modelers! plz say about this

  13. Thank you soo much!This was very helpful.I signed into my account from browser only to like, comment and subscribe to this amazing video and your channel!

  14. Hi, great tutorial, but I am unable to locate the Amazon App you referred to. "amazon seller app"? is that right, thanks, Roger anniesartfarm.com

  15. How did you get rid of the Shadows WhatsApp will you in will you and just a regular phone or did you download an app thank you

  16. I will try it! It is my first product and I would prefer not to pay to a professional until I start to earn some money 🙂 BTW I worked with jungle scout to pick my product. Thank you!

  17. Nice video, very helpfull! One question: I'm living outside the US and want to send items from China to the US directly. In that case, I should ask for a sample first to take photos, or may I rely on the supplier's photos, for example? Thanks!

  18. This is great, but I kind of felt like your first photo was actually a bit washed out on the edges. Do you not feel that way? How would I prevent that?

  19. Lennard — Thank you so much! I've been scratching my head with this for the last few months! And just a few minutes you solved my problem! Thank you!!!

  20. Thanks for the helpful video! Do you have links to the lights in the video? I know you said that we don't need them, but I like them 🙂

  21. This will give you an image but not a good image that will compete with your competitors. Product photography is the absolute last place you want to cheap out in your marketing because it's the first thing people see and the ONLY chance you'll get to make a first impression. Spend the 25 – 50 bucks and have a professional shoot your image. There are so many other things that go into aa good quality Amazon image that matter, like having the right size to enable zooming, etc. A professional will know these things and help you.

  22. What is the measurements of Amazon square fit? Why is my pictures never fully square. Also on my phone it's blurry, but on the laptop it's HD? I currently use 1500×1500 Px and 300 resolution?

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