All your listing photos should be in focus.
The best way to ensure that you don't make this error is to take a lot of pictures when photographing your items. I mean, a lot a lot. If we assume that you're planning on having ten photos in your listing (which should be the goal), then, at minimum, you should be taking thirty pictures of your item. Although, it would not be a bad idea to take fifty shots or more when doing your photography.
Yes, this is overkill, but the idea is to select the best ten pictures. You should have a lot to choose from.
If you've been at this a while, you might know exactly what angles and views work best. But you're taking at least two of each "pose", right? That way you still have plenty of pictures to choose from.
There are photographers who deliberately choose to blur things in their photos. When you know what you're doing and you're getting the intended effect, that's fine. But those of us (like me) who aren't all that confident in their photographic skills should stick to making sure their pictures are in focus.
I will not be calling out any sellers for this, so I have some beautifully focused photos to share today.
First up, notice how this soap pops in the image:
|Whipped Soap VEGAN Hot Coffee 8 oz Creme Fraiche by savor|
Even in a smaller size, you can clearly see the musical notes on the plate:
|Fused glass art plate by Caroline4art|
We can easily see how this piece is assembled:
|lidded pine needle basket with a driftwood root top by Heart of Almanor|
For smaller items, like keychains, it's vital that the item is clearly photographed:
|Personalized Keychain Edward Gorey by Tresijas|
And see how clear this scarf is:
|Silk Scarf Handpainted in Copper and Brown by Ocean Avenue Silks|
How well focused are your pictures? How many photos do you take when photographing your items?