These 15 Etsy Sellers’ Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

If you’ve been selling on Etsy for any length of time, or have even been thinking about selling on Etsy (get your first 40 listings FREE right here), you likely know that having stellar product photography is going to set you apart from the crowd and will likely lead to more sales. But maybe you’re just not sure how to improve your pwn product photos. Well, while these 15 Etsy sellers’ product photos will make you jealous, I’m really sharing them so you can learn from them.

That certainly doesn’t mean steal their ideas! It means that by looking at other amazing and powerful photos, you can learn what you like, what you don’t like, what will fit your brand, and then you can use all of that information to create your own gorgeous product photos that will turn browsers into buyers. Sound good? Let’s check them out!

 

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Tell a Story

 

Benny Bee Leather Backpack Photo Tells a Story - These 15 Etsy Seller’s Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

On its own, this leather backpack from Benny Bee Leather is gorgeous. But worn by a woman holding a dog on a foggy day in front of a giant windmill? Now that’s a product photo that’s telling a story. Think about how you can tell a story in your own product photography. (Bonus points for including cute animals in a way that fits!)

 

Keep it Simple

 

Golden Biscotti Vase Photo Keeps it Simple - These 15 Etsy Seller’s Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

While Golden Biscotti could have filled their vase full of over-sized blooms, they showed restraint and kept it simple with this one tiny stem of flowers. By doing so, they’ve punctuated the clean, modern design of their elegant porcelain vase.

 

Add Text

 

Fleur and Dot added text to their super cute photo - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

Not only did Fleur and Dot take the most adorable product photo, they added text on top that a). explains in more detail exactly what their customer is buying, and b). works perfectly with the photo itself. Sometimes text over a photo can look terribly tacky, so you may need the help of a graphic designer if you’re unsure about your own text on top of your photo.

 

Create a Vibe

 

the bee and the fox create a vibe with their photos - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

Whether they use models or not, The Bee and The Fox definitely create a specific vibe with their photos, like in this shot of their “Be Kind to Humankind” t-shirt.

 

Get Dramatic

 

Loop Handmade Jewelry gets dramatic - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

I love the way Loop Handmade Jewelry has such dramatic photos of their jewelry, like this totem necklace. Not only do their photos stand out in a sea of jewelry photographed on bright white backgrounds, but it somehow makes the jewelry itself seem more luxurious and expensive.

 

Amy Hamley Ceramics also does a beautiful job at photographing their modern, minimalist white ceramic vase in a lux, dramatic fashion:

 

amy hamley ceramics gets dramatic with their product photography - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

 

 

Show, Don’t (Just) Tell

 

claylicious shows us how big their bowl is by photographing someone holding it - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

By photographing this woodland serving bowl from Claylicious in someone’s hands, shoppers can better visualize the size of it compared to a photo of it on a plain background. Of course, you’ll also want to include the dimensions in your product description, but this visual goes a long way. I’ve seen some sellers use things like a quarter or a ruler to show potential buyers the size of their products, but that doesn’t have the kind of sophistication that this photo from Claylicious does.

 

Yield Design Co. also does a lovely job of this with their double-wall glasses:

 

Yield Design Co shows us the relative size of their glasses by photographing someone holding it - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

 

 

Show Me What to Expect

 

ReformFibers shows you what to expect - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

Reform Fibers sells DIY macrame patterns and kits, but their photos show what your project will look like when it’s complete in a trendy, aspirational space.

 

Make Some Magic

 

PhiloKstudio makes some magic - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

 

Yes, you could photograph a ring on a finger, on a simple white background, or in a ring box… But why not make some magic, like Philo K Studio has done in this photo of their ENLUMINURE bronze ring? Again, I’m not suggesting you copy their idea (that would not be cool!) But think about how you could add some magic to your own product photography.

 

In Use

 

Tellkiddo photographs their paper toy bags as someone might actually use them - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

I love the products and the photography from Tellkiddo. With these toy paper storage bags, they show you exactly how you might use them in your own home.

 

I also appreciate this photo from rabbitanddragon1 who shows their hand-blown glass vases side-by-side, one in use and one not for contrast:

 

rabbitanddragon1 shows one vase in use next to an empty one - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

Tell The Full Story

 

Quartertwenty tells the full story - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

This image of their wall mounted bike rack and shelf from Quartertwenty wouldn’t tell the full story without the addition of the bike. Without it, you might think you’re just buying a shelf. (The photos in their shop are taken by John Valls.)

 

 

No Excuses

 

OURHOOD took the time to stage their larger products - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

If you’re products are large, that’s no excuse not to find a way to stage them in a photograph, like OURHOOD has done here with their reclaimed wood desk.

 

Same with HouseOfBalticLinen, who could have simply photographed their French vintage inspired navy ticking linen bedding folded in stacks, but by staging it in a way that they will actually be used, they help potential buyers imagine using the duvet in their own homes.

 

House Of Baltic Linen could've taken an easier route, but instead went the extra mile by staging their vintage-inspired linens - These 15 Etsy Sellers' Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

 

I just want to remind you that while these 15 Etsy sellers’ product photos will make you jealous, it’s not okay to out-right steal their ideas… But you can certainly be inspired by them! I know I am.

 

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