I have seen a lot of bad pictures on E bay, ones that are out of focus, to dark, or have something lurking in the background. While you are buying the item that is for sale and not the picture, using a bad picture says things about you as a seller. Being too rushed to take a good picture of your item implies that you really don't care about selling or the image that you put out there. Using better pictures implies that you care about what your selling and the people who are looking at it and that you are not out to hide some defect or misrepresent your item in some way. Good pictures help sell. They give people confidence in what they are bidding on. So it just makes sense to use the best pictures you can. This instructable is designed to help you take better pictures and give you some pointers on what to use and how.
Step 1: Don't use bad pictures!
If a picture is out of focus, don't use it. Using it says that you are sloppy and don't care about how your product looks. Re-shoot it and keep shooting until you get a good one. Take the time to do it right.
The same is true with motion blur or camera movement. Don't use bad shots. Use faster shutter speeds or a tripod or both, but delete the bad ones and only post good pictures.