Product photography is important to any e-commerce website. Of course, the more striking your photos look to shoppers, the more confident they’ll feel about purchasing from you and the better your conversion rate will be.

What-Kind-Of-Camera-Etsy-Sellers-UseWhile there is Photoshop and free editing apps you can use to enhance your photos, getting to know the cameras that Etsy sellers use might help you pick the right tool if you’re planning to buy one.

Take a peek on their Etsy stores and see how their cameras work for their products. It might work you too.

DSLRs

  1. Stitchy Fox from SleepingFoxStitchery – “I use a Nikon L320
  2. SerenWorton from DesignbyHook – “I have a Canon 500d
  3. Kirsten Ann from ThePinkFoxDesigns – “Nikon D3100. I bought it refurbished. I love it, great basic SLR for my photography”.
  4. Mike Baldock from MeadowgateLeather –“Pentax K10D
  5. Rachael Gootnick from JustTerrific – “I upgraded my camera specifically for Etsy and I couldn’t be happier. I use a Canon T3i with a macro lens. I recently re-photographed all of my miniature book necklaces with my new camera (all the other shop sections were using my point and shoot) and boy can you tell the difference. I’m hoping this investment will be proven worth it! Plus it’s great for family and friends photographs and it takes amazing videos :)”
  6. KMHM from GoldenBonbons – “I use a Nikon D7100 DSLR. It’s my husband’s camera but we share it so I can use it for my blog and my etsy store! It does a million different things but so far all I know is how to focus it and shoot!”
  7. Anna from MonstersOverTheSea – “I’m currently lucky enough to be able to borrow my housemate’s camera which is Nikon D5100. It’s a nice camera and you can take good photos in a horrible light with it which is a key for me. And play with depth of field a bit.”
  8. Nick DeMao from WoodEyesWoodworks – “My fiancee is kind enough to take my pictures and she uses a Nikon D700 with Alienbees lighting.”
  9. Lois from SoigneeInCrochet – “I use a Sony a100 DSLR with a tri-pod for all my listing photos.”
  10. Nadya from oceloteyes – “Panasonic G5 – it’s a micro four thirds camera, which means it’s small, light, and I can run circles around other wildlife photographers who struggle to use lenses as long as their arm. :D”

Digital Cameras And Mobile Phones

  1. Melissa from FiltzGlassStudio – “Sony Cybershot DSC-HX10V :)”
  2. Rohana R from starryflight – “I use a small Lumix digital camera, nothing fancy. I use the photo editing software Fotor which is free on a mac.”
  3. Morgan Powis from ArtbyMorganLori – “I use a Canon Powershot SX50 HS
  4. Christine Daly from dalystudios – “I use a Canon Powershot G-15. I love it.
  5. Janelle L. from ReadyAimCraft – “Canon PowerShot S90, and I love it! My dad loves cameras so whenever he gets a new one, I get the old one.”
  6. Bruce from OutOfTheWoodsUSA – “Nikon Coolpix 90
  7. Mike M. from PendantTreasury – “Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD”
  8. Danielle from TreasureTurner – “Wow, I use my Samsung Galaxy S2
  9. Char from Charsbeads4U – “I have a Canon Powershot SX40HS but….you’re gonna laugh… I use my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because it’s just so easy to take the picture and edit and list all from one place! I love it! I use my Canon Powershot when I’m on vacation, because it has incredible zoom capabilities! =)”
  10. AnandaUng from RawObjekt – “I use iPhone and bit of photoshop!”

It’s nice to have a good camera to take a shot of your products but remember, it is not always the camera but the creative mind behind it that makes a great product shot. It is not the piano, not the paint brush, not the drum, not the pen and paper, etc….. that makes great artists, it’s the people behind them.

In addition, great photos require craft photography training, dedication and hard work. Where to begin? right where you are. At

Craft Maker Pro, we have a huge list of photography tips to get you started. Check it out and enjoy the course.
So what kind of camera do you shoot with? Leave a comment below and let me know what you’ve got in your bag.

Keep at it. Happy shooting!

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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