Product Photography


Photos for Amazon

Amazon is revolutionizing retailing, and it seems like every manufacturer wants their product to appear on Amazon website. I am familiar with Amazon's photo requirements and will guarantee that Amazon will approve the photos I provide. The requirements vary slightly depending on subject, but  for product photography these are the main standards.

Main image.

  • File must be tif, jpg, gif, or png. I recommend jpg at of quality of 80 to 100%
  • Image must be at least 1,000 pixels in either height or width. I recommend at least 2,000 pixels.
  • Color mode must be sRGB or CMYK. I recommend sRGB.
  • The image must not contain any objects in addition to merchandise.
  • The merchandise must take up 85% of the image space.
  • The full product must be in the frame.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic color, and smooth edges.
  • Backgrounds must be pure white (RGB 255,255,255).
  • The image must not contain additional text, graphics, or inset images.

Additional Images have less stringent requirements.

  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic color, 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.


Distant Clients

If you are not located in Kitsap County, consider shipping your products to me. With modern technology and efficient shipping it is no longer necessary for clients to be in close proximity to their photographer. 

  • Contact me by email or telephone so we can discuss your photography needs. Email is preferred because both of us will have a record of our conversations.
  • I will provide you with an estimate.
  • Ship your products to the address I will provide.
  • I will unpack and photograph the products.
  • Then I will edit the images and confirm that color balance, exposure, and contrast are correct.
  • The images will be delivered to the you via Dropbox or a similar service.
  • Finally I will repack your merchandise and ship it back to you.


Virtual Studio Presence

Would you like to watch while I photograph and retouch your photos? If I'm shooting tethered in my studio, or if I'm retouching, I can upload the photos to the internet. I'll email you a link, and you can see the images with your browser. It's almost as good as being present in the studio. Plus you can offer suggestions and feedback via email or telephone. Your satisfaction is vitally important to me.



Currently my studio can only accomodate products that are less than two feet on a side.