Do you need to have special skills to take decent photos for your Poshmark store? No! You just need time, a bit of patience, your smartphone and few props.
What you will need
A clean white flat sheet. This makes an excellent background to do a “flat lay” style photo of your items. This style of photo is best for sweaters, tops and accessories like handbags, wallets, gloves, etc.
A hanger, and a room with a door. You will need a door to use the hanger for “hanging” style photos of your items. This style of photo is best for pants, coats, dresses and skirts.
A well lit room. Turn on all the lights. Grab the lamp from the next room. The brighter the room, the better. Natural light is best, but bright indoor lights will do in a pinch. You can also purchase natural daylight lightbulbs pretty cheaply for the lamps in your “photo room” if opening windows is not an option or if you will work primarily at night.
Staging the photos
Flat Lay style
Lay the sheet over a flat surface and cover as much as possible. Brush off any lint, hairs, etc.
Place your item on the sheet and make sure your item is completely within the white area of the sheet.
Drape your white sheet over the door. This will cover any imperfections and the color of the door. Hang the item over the sheet draped door.
Taking the photos
Try to stand out of the way of the light source. You want the light source to face you instead of the light source being at your back, so you don’t cast a shadow on the item.
Start snapping your pics in your phone’s camera app. Be sure to photograph the front and the back of the item (sides, bottom and inside also if it’s a handbag or wallet). Take a close up of the item’s fabric so buyers get a feel of the texture of the material. If the item has any flaws (holes, snags, worn areas, etc.) be sure to get clear photos of each flaw. If the item has tags, photograph the tag, including the size and color information. Also, take a picture of the tag showing the materials and care instructions if the tag is intact.
Poshmark allows over 12 images, so take as many photos as possible to give buyers a full impression of your item.