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Photography tips

Photography tips

Below you will find our tips for taking better photos of your items to make them stand out. Better photos will draw more attention from clients and result in higher prices for sellers.

Use professional lighting fixtures

We recommend that you use professional lighting fixtures in order to make your currency stand out. Ordinary lighting such as a light bulb or a flashlight might result in a darker image and worse color.

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coin picture

Photograph only the item you want to sell

Having several items in the photo might distract or confuse the potential buyer. Any unrelated items should be removed from the photo.

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coin photo

Use a neutral background

Using a neutral background helps the buyer to focus on the item. We suggest a white background.

coin photo
coin photo

Photograph both sides of the coin

Buyers want to see as many details as possible. Always take photos of both sides of the coin (obverse and reverse). The more you highlight those details, the more your customers will be encouraged to buy the item.

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coin photo

Take your photos one at a time

If you want to sell a collection, take photos of each item separately so that the buyer can examine each coin in the collection. Just having one photo of the entire collection will undermine your success.

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coin photo

The photo must accurately represent your item

Any signs of damage or scratches must be accurately mentioned in the description and highlighted in the photos. Showing full disclosure fosters confidence between the buyer and the seller.

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coin photo

Steady your camera

Try to use a digital or professional camera rather than your smartphone in order to obtain a clearer image. Using a tripod or other mount will provide consistent size and distance for your photos.

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coin photo

A better photo encourages purchases

The first photo uploaded will be the first displayed. This picture must draw attention and convince the buyers that your item is the most worthwhile.

coin photo
coin photo

Include boxes and certificates

If your item has an additional box or certificate, mention it in the description and take a photo of the whole set to make it more attractive.

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coin photo

Avoid selfies or showing any other parts of your body

Buyers are interested in your item the most - avoid reflective surfaces and make sure your body is not visible in the background.

coin photo
coin photo

Capture all of the details

Buyers are picky - they will be looking for details. A high resolution image showing all of the details will be much appreciated.

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coin photo
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