product photos

Dear marketers, stop using generic stock images

It’s annoying that in 2016 a headline like this is still relevant. We’ve all poked fun at silly stock imagery, but it seems once the laughter fades some of us continue regardless.

I’d put it up there with meaningless buzzwords as one of the uglier sides of marketing that refuses to die.

And while it does provide people like me with ammo for our snark guns, it is also incredibly offensive to look at. 

10 ecommerce sites with grand product photography

As ecommerce sites become richer experiences designed to showcase products to their fullest, imagery is getting bigger and crisper.

A small product shot was once par for the course and is now underwhelming compared to those retailers at the forefront of ecommerce.

In our continuing look at web design trends for 2016 and beyond, I thought I’d showcase 10 ecommerce websites that use big and beautiful photography.

Dear Brand Manufacturer, give me product images. Signed, Retailer

Have you ever purchased a product without actually seeing it? Most online retailers have some form of imagery to provide visibility into what you’re purchasing, but how many have brilliant product photos?

In fact, research has shown that 77% of online shoppers are ‘very to somewhat’ influenced by the quality of content (descriptions, copy, images, and tools) when making purchase decisions.

Unfortunately, manufacturers today often provide poor or limited photography and video assets if any at all, meaning that every online retailer has to reshoot the product images they want for their website.