Millinery Market – Tips for Taking Good Photos of your Millinery

With over 1,000 hats listed on Millinery Market, you want your hats to stand out and be seen. The best way to do this is to make sure your feature photo shown on the home page is visually appealing and shows the entire hat.

You’ll also want to include a number of clear photos from a few different angles as well as shots of the hat being worn to help potential customers know exactly what the hat looks like, which will help increase the chance of you making a sale.

Here are a few tips to consider when photographing your millinery:

1) The Photo Background

Find a blank, preferably white, or block coloured wall.

In my house, I don’t have a lot of blank white walls with good natural light but the bottom of this wall and the kitchen splash back will still work.

2) Lighting

Make sure there is good natural light and in an open space without shadows. It’s better to take photos during the day rather than at night. Consider using lamps to illuminate dark areas. 

3) Hat Stand

Find a stand to sit your hat on, whether you have a mannequin head or you use something else like a vase, cup or lamp with the lampshade removed.

You can purchase a styrofoam head off ebay for under $10.

4) The Photo Frame

Take your photos in landscape (not portrait) as that’s how they are displayed on Millinery Market. Position the hat in the middle of the photo frame leaving some space around the edges so you can see the entire hat.