It’s not difficult to take great pictures of your products, even if you have limited resources. I do the majority of the product photography for my Etsy shop on my iPhone. The key is having a good setup. See my setup below.
All you need is a well lit area (I use a corner between two windows), a large sheet of heavy weight paper (I use bristol series paper), and an iPhone.
This setup helps create a nice, clean, and simple look for all of your product photography.
Ironically, just after I posted tips for creating front page treasuries, Etsy announced that it is doing away with treasuries on the front page. This has left many Etsy sellers in shock and dismay. They do not like the layout that is replacing the old front page layout because it is too cluttered, messy, and not aesthetically appealing. They also don’t like that it doesn’t feature treasuries (a core staple and trademark of Etsy) enough. Below, I am posting two mock up suggestion layouts for a new front page and a new handpicked items page that I think may help resolve both issues.
Front Page Suggested Layout:
Handpicked Items Page Suggested Layout (accessed via a link from the front page):