Before starting any photo session, sit down and think about what type of photos you want to take. Consider, what scenery your images will be placed in; what mood or message you want your viewer to see and what will be the purpose of these photos.
If you want your photos to look great, you need to keep your camera as still as possible. It’s not easy but start with holding your camera with both hands and supporting your elbows on the side of your body. If you’ve got the budget for it, invest in a sturdy camera tripod or gimble.
If you’ve got a professional DSLR camera, make a point of it to learn all the settings and functions – this will make a world of difference in your photos. If you don’t have a fancy camera, no worries. With technology evolving at such a rapid pace, your smartphone’s camera will also be able to do the job. Again, make sure you’ve figured out all the settings starting.
For photos to look good there needs to be plenty of light to shine on the object. Natural light (for example, sunlight) is a good source of lighting but if you’re worried about the lighting changing as the day goes by, try investing in a few lightboxes or table lamps.
Keeping your background plain and simple will ensure the product you are trying to sell doesn’t get lost in the shot. While other light colors like pale blue, pink, and yellow can often work well, white is always a great option to ensure your product is the star against a crisp and clean background.
Over time you’ll want to learn as much as possible about composition. A good source of inspiration would be to browse Pinterest. Look at examples of product photography, product videography or advertisement. Even have a look at your competitors website and analyze what makes their images look good.
Aside from impronging your photography techinques, you should also look into learning to edit your photos. It will provide you the opportunity to make lots of great improvement that really bring out the best in you photo. Look at professional software like Adobe Photoshop or free editing software like GIMP.
If you follow everything described above, you will find that your photography begins to improve by leaps and bounds. From there it is really just a question of continuing to practice your technique to hone it, and trying to experiment and pick up new skills to expand your horizons.