Product Photography for Amazon

Amazon have strict rules for the images used on Amazon Marketplace and using a commercial photographer can alleviate the problems caused when trying to produce your own images.

For the main product image:

  • The image must be the cover art or a professional photograph of the product being sold. Drawings or illustrations of the product are not allowed.
  • The image must not contain gratuitous or confusing additional objects.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic colour, and smooth edges.
  • All other products should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • The full product must be in frame.
  • Backgrounds must be pure white (RGB 255,255,255).

For additional other view images:

  • The image must be of, or pertain to, the product being sold.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic colour, and smooth edges.
  • Other products or objects are allowed to help demonstrate the use or scale of product.
  • The product and props should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • Cropped or close-up images are allowed.
  • Backgrounds and environments are allowed.
  • Text and demonstrative graphics are allowed.

I am able to produce images ready for you to upload which comply 100% with these site standards and show your products at their best.

Colour
Product images must show correct colour and to achieve this I have custom profiles created for my camera under various lighting conditions (using the x-rite color checker) and colour-calibrated monitors to check your product has been accurately reproduced.

Sharpness and Consistency
To achieve perfect focus and sharpness, high power studio strobe lighting is used with consistent colour temperature and intensity. The combination of this small aperture and fast shutter speed combined with a professional Nikkor macro lens attached to a 36 megapixel Nikon D800 camera produces an outstanding image.

Perfect Backgrounds
Images are then post-processed in Photoshop to remove any imperfections and clipping paths drawn to achieve the pure white background. Shadows and reflections can be removed if required.

Below is an image I produced recently for Ongaro, an online retailer of women’s fashion – special occasion shoes, bags, clothes and accessories.

Product photograph of shoe

If you require product photography for your business please email me or call 0797 301741 to discuss your requirements.

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