So I’ve pointed out this Very Bad and Lazy Photography Habit elsewhere, but I thought I’d show another example of why it matters how you photograph your yoyos, especially if you are trying to sell them. Providing potential buyers with an accurate visual representation of the yoyo is paramount (you should never assume they already know what it really looks like).
Here are two photographs of the same yoyo model. But you would never know it given how the photographs were taken:
One is an example of how to properly photograph any subject up close. The other is an example of a photograph taken by someone who either doesn’t understand optics at all, or simply doesn’t care how they represent their yoyos to the world, be it in a BST or an online gallery.