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Photo Effects and Photo Editing with One Click - Formatting and Sizing Images for eBay: a Seller’s Guide – Pixlr Blog For any e-commerce retailer, the photography associated with your online store is an integral part of marketing your products. Consumers are looking to establish trust with a business, and pictures can be a key part of beginning that relationship. For eBay sellers, a picture literally can be worth a thousand words. Let’s take a look at some sure-fire ways to enhance your pictures and start converting sales today. What does eBay have to say The first place to start is always with the rules, as the last thing you want as a seller is to violate eBay’s terms of service and get your store removed from the site. eBay says listings with high-quality pictures are 5 percent more likely to sell. Image required: All listings must have at least one picture. While these requirements are the most up-to-date, eBay is constantly changing their requirements to create the best end result for the buyer, so make sure you stay up to date with any further changes. Lighting matters Showcasing your product

Free One Click Photo Editing cookie barclose This website makes use of cookies to enhance browsing experience and provide additional functionality. None of this data can or will be used to identify or contact you. By clicking Allow cookies you give your permission to this website to store small bits of data as on your device. By clicking Disallow cookies, or by scrolling the page, you deny your consent to store any cookies and localStorage data for this website, eventually deleting already stored cookies (some parts of the site may stop working properly). To learn more about cookies and localStorage, visit Information Commissioner's Office. To disable all cookies through the browser, click on the corresponding icon and follow the instructions: DIY: How To Make a Professional Softbox for Under $20 Nowadays a softbox needn't be all that expensive - you can get nice results for $100 or even less. But what if there's a way of making it much cheaper, with the same results? That's what we'll be explaining in this DIY tutorial; how to make a softbox with professional results for less than $20. Step 1: What is a Softbox? A Softbox is a type of light modifier, used specially in studio or outdoor portraits. It creates a soft diffused light by directing light through some diffusing material. It can be used with either strobe light or continuous light sources. Step 2: Materials required In order to build the softbox, this is all you need: Large cardboardTapeAluminium foilGlueVelcro strapsScrews and nutsPaper roll (at least 40 inch wide, and 50 inch large) Black spray Step 3: Drawing and Measuring In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a 30x25 inch softbox, but this method will work for any size. First of all, you need to draw the four sides of the softbox in trapezoid shape.

Pinta - A "Paint.NET" for Mac & Linux when aperture does NOT control flash exposure The two truisms regarding flash photography that get thrown around most often, are: ambient exposure is controlled by shutter speed,flash exposure is controlled by aperture. I’ve railed against this before in a post on what I called the urban legends of flash. My problem with the first statement is that it disregards that aperture and ISO both control ambient exposure as well. Where this ‘short-cut’ came into being, is that with manual flash, our exposure is controlled by 4 things: aperture, ISO, distance (from light source), and power of our light source, and this leaves shutter speed as our only independent control for ambient light. It is essential to understand that with TTL flash, things change a little. This specifically is where I feel that the second truism there: “aperture controls flash exposure” is entirely misleading. Let’s see how this works. Ambient exposure for the background – shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Let me explain .. As I changed from f2.8 to f5.6 ..

Paint.NET - Windows Only Clothing & Fashion Photography for eBay In this Guide, I'll discuss clothing and fashion photography, with special emphasis on hard-to-shoot black and dark items. A lot of the questions I get on eBay discussion boards have to do with clothing photography. For the most part, this isn't a difficult photo subject, as long as you pay attention to proper color balance and exposure. The lighting is simple, since it follows the rules for good portrait lighting. In most cases, what you want is a main light — which can either be diffused or direct — and a second fill light or reflector to cut the depth of the shadow areas. Photographic Backgrounds As eBay items go, however, clothing tends to be large, so the matter of backgrounds gets more important. You could, of course, get more professional-looking results with a seamless white paper background. Dark Clothing Photography In my examples here, I'm going to be showing dark clothing, because that seems to be a challenge for many eBay clothing sellers. Tripods Make Sharp Photos

Pixlr DIY 2: How To Take Advantage Of Your Camera Settings - Pixelz Camera Today I will be reviewing Canon’s basic manual settings. Don’t worry if your camera is another brand as you should still be able to find these same settings on your camera as long as you have a ‘manual mode’. Camera mode Once you have your camera, tripod and product in place, you can start by selecting your camera mode. Auto mode with pop up flash As you can see, image taken with my manual mode looks much more pleasing to the eye. Image format As we will be reviewing the manual mode in this post, let’s start by choosing our image format. ISO Settings Now, let’s select our ISO setting based on the light in our studio. TIP: I recommend starting at ISO 200 and then using your viewfinder to see the effect on the image. In my at-home studio, I chose 400 because I wanted to keep my ISO lower for image clarity and at the same time help improve the lighting of the product. Here is a closer view! ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor which takes your image. Daylight Cloudy Fluoresent