- Never crop your photos. Buyers want to see your messes as well as get great decorating ideas.
- Always make sure you use good props. Trees, bushes, and random objects work quite well.
- Never show the spines of your books. Buyers don't want to know how well the books will look on the shelf.
- Photograph the books from far away. Buyers like to be surprised about the condition of the books.
- Never place the books in order. Buyers enjoy having to search through the photos to figure out what you have. Even better, don't include a list of the books in the listing. Buyers enjoy trying to read the titles in blurry photos.
The pig statue:
Near a tree:
On a wagon wheel:
Under the arbor:
On some rocks:
On the car:
In a tree:
In the middle of some spring weeds:
On the fence:
In another tree:
On the compost pile:
By some bushes:
On some more rocks:
On the roof:
On the awning:
No books were harmed during the shooting of these photos. As a precaution, I did use books that are not in the best of shape.