The first way to take great photos is having great lighting. Natural sunlight is free and works the best. Clear crisp photos. Photos that you can see very well. Having a plain background. Except if the background is white and the item is also all white . Change the background to Gray . Using a sheet for your background works fine. Taking pictures with a iPhone or Galaxy work great. Displaying a item like a scarf shirt on a mannequin works best or a piece of White poster board for shoes. Always remember to have the item clean. A picture is worth a thousand words. Also modeling the item from the neck down is a great way to show a buyer what it would look like on someone. That will attract more buyers.
Thanks for your great tips on photo taking. I've been using natural sunlight and a solid background, too. It's nice to know I'm doing something right. I made my first sell a few days after my first post, but nothing since. The waiting is hard.