We’ve got all the tips & tricks for how to take feet pics like a pro + 7 best poses that bring in the cash!
Feet pics can be a fun way to make some extra money and share your passion with others, but it’s hard to know where to start.
It can be tough to take great feet pics – you need the right background, equipment, posing tips, and especially confidence!
We’re here to help! We’ll show you how to take amazing feet pics that will wow your friends and followers. You’ll learn about the latest trends and how to improve your skills in taking these shots. So get ready to snap some amazing feet pics!
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How to take feet pics – quick overview
If you want to take good feet pics, you have to make sure your feet look great, that you have good bright light, and pose your feet in a flattering way. We’ll go through everything you need to know in detail right here so you can start taking feet pics!
Taking feet pics – what are we talking about here?
Yes, we’re talking about THAT. Taking pictures of your bare feet, with the intent to sell them to people who take sexual gratification in looking at your feet. Some call it a foot fetish or foot worship, and it’s a big market.
According to FromMars, “Americans search for “foot worship” 40,000 times per month on average.” Which was the 11th-highest fetish search.
So you can see there’s definitely a market for good feet pic sellers.
How to take feet pics
If you want to know how to take good feet pics, then my #1 tip is to take care of your feet! That means your feet are clean, you kept up on nail trimming, and you are using good poses & maybe some props.
While pedicures are nice, they aren’t mandatory. Besides, some people like feet that are a little less “fancy.” Some like calluses or hairy toes (this is a legit tag for people to search this). But typically, nicer-looking feet get more attention.
When taking pictures, use different angles, experiment with lighting and background, and always keep photo resolution high for the best quality photos.
As I said, getting a pedicure isn’t mandatory, but taking care that your feet look their best is a must. Here’s what to pay attention to…
- Nail trimmed & filed smooth
- Cuticles pushed back (be gentle)
- The sole of your foot (especially the heel) is exfoliated
- No toe hairs, please
- Polish is optional
- Feet and lower legs are shaved & moisturized
These are just general guidelines; now, if your niche is calluses or rough feet, then by all means, do what’s best for your buyers! Sometimes, standing out from the crowd can be a very lucrative thing.
How to do a DIY Pedicure
Pedicures can be expensive ($40+), so in the beginning, you can save some money by doing a pedicure at home. You’ll need about 30 minutes (minimum) and some supplies…
- Large bowl & hot water (bath salts optional), dry towels
- Nail polish remover & cotton balls
- Nail clippers, nail file, and nail buffer
- Cuticle stick (stay away from cuticle nippers as you can easily injure yourself, and then you have to wait weeks for your toes to heal). If your cuticles get dry, get some cuticle oil.
- Foot file or pumice stone
- Foot cream & rubbing alcohol
- Toe separators (or a paper towel works too)
- Polish – base coat, color, top coat
Now that you have your supplies ready, let’s do a pedicure!
- Step One: remove any old polish.
- Step Two: Soak your feet in hot water and some bath salts, and let them sit for at least 10-15 minutes, as this will help soften the cuticle.
- Step Three: Dry your feet, cut your nails, and file them. Remember, cut straight across, with no curved edges, as that can promote toenails growing in. Just file the edges nice and smooth; if you have ridges on the top of your nails, you can buff these down.
- Step Four: Use the cuticle oil and massage it in, then gently push back your cuticles.
- Step Five: Use the foot file or pumice stone to smooth the soles and especially the heels of your feet. If you have visible cracks, you may need to use some special foot cream overnight for a few weeks to help. Get some with Salicylic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells faster. CeraVe’s Renewing SA Foot Cream is highly recommended.
- Step Six: Rinse your feet, then massage with regular foot cream. Spray some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and go over each nail to remove any oil or product residue (this will help your polish last longer).
- Step Seven: Polish time! First, put on your tow separator, or roll a paper towel and weave it between your toes). Apply a thin layer of base coat, let dry for 3-5 minutes, then do two layers of color, let dry for 5 minutes, and then do a protective top coat and let dry for 10-13 minutes.
Fun with Feet
Fun with Feet is quickly rising in popularity. It’s geared toward dedicated sellers who want to make money! They offer lots of education and helpful tips so you can make the most!
What do you need to take good feet pics?
The good news is you don’t need much in the way of equipment. Here’s basically all you need:
How to take good feet pics – equipment
- Camera – this can be either a point & shoot or a DSLR, whichever you prefer. Your iPhone also works, but you’ll want to take some time to experiment with all the filters and options.
- Some soft lighting – natural light is best for feet pics because of the detail it shows in the photos. If natural light isn’t an option, then you can find an inexpensive ring light on Amazon.
- Photo editing software – now this one is optional. Yet you can get fairly inexpensive options. Think of something like FaceTune, but for feet. You’ll want something that can remove the background from the picture, something to blur harsh edges, lines, etc., and something that can crop & resize images. Canva is a great option, as they have a free plan and a Pro Plan for only $119 a year ($10 a year).
- A way to snap pics without hands – trying to hold the phone and get certain shots is almost impossible on your own. So you need either a photographer friend to take the pics or get a ring light bundle package (with tripod and remote shutter) to snap pics. The Sensyne 10″ Ring Light with Extendable Tripod Stand (phone holder, & remote shutter) is inexpensive and has 4.6 stars on amazing with 55,000+ ratings. This is the one I have, and it’s very easy to set up and use.
Or (on an iPhone), you can enable your accessibility settings for voice control. Just follow these steps…
- Open Settings
- Go to Accessibility
- Under the Physical and Motor section, tap Voice Control
- Enable voice control
- Say, “open camera”
- Say, “tap camera choser” to flip to the front camera
- Set your phone down, get into position, and say, “tap, take picture”
A couple of apps do this too, so if you have an Android, check out their accessibility settings or look for an app. But almost everyone who wants to take good pictures realizes that a ring light is important, so the bundle mentioned above is a good deal for everything.
How to take good feet pics – props
While you don’t need props, they make for nice photo variety. You don’t want to upload 15 pictures that are all basically the same; that’s boring.
- High heels are the big-time winner here! Think fancy, strappy & sparkly shoes.
- Foot jewelry – ankle bracelets, toe rings, etc. There are a lot of great options on Etsy; see below for some ideas!
- Henna tattoos – these designs can make your photo stand out from the rest!
- Props like other pieces of clothing (ahem… undies anyone?), or maybe some fishnet stockings.
Also, keep your eyes open while you’re about town to look for nice backdrops. Look for…
- Parks with really nice green grass
- Older buildings with marble floors
- Beaches with nice sand
- Shallow rivers with smooth rocks
How to take good feet pics – set the scene
I know we have all seen those horrible pics on the internet where someone is taking a selfie, and the background of the room they’re in is just a disgusting disaster. Please, please pay attention to your photo shoot background!
No one wants to see your half-eaten lunch, your pile of laundry, or your bathroom counter with 46 half-used bottles of product. Basically, you never want anything in the photo that distracts from your feet.
- Good lighting
- Clean floors (vacuum or sweep)
- No photos or paperwork that anyone can zoom in on
- No pets
- Nothing that gives away your location
Be especially careful with mirrors, as you can see a lot more in the reflection than people realize.
Just one more note on the background, specifically the floor. Try to minimize busy colored carpets, as those can be distracting. You’ll want something like marble, hardwood, plain carpet, grass, etc. These are plain enough not to distract from the main event (aka your feet).
How to take feet pics – editing your feet photos
Now that you have taken all your feet shots, it’s time to edit them. You don’t want the photos to look “too” edited, but a few changes here and there will make your pictures look great.
Remember, you’re trying to show off how beautiful your feet are – not create a whole new pair of footsies! You’ll want to look for editing software that can.
- Crop & resize your photos – this can help you make your photos look more proportionate or cut out certain areas you don’t want to show.
- Brighten & adjust the colors – a bit of saturation can bring out the colors in your props or tattoos. Use can also use some of their preset filters.
- Reduce glare – use whatever features are available to remove any distracting reflections from windows or mirrors.
- Blur – this will probably be your most used function, as let’s say you have a bruise on your leg, or maybe you forgot to shave your legs. Blurring smooths out the color and the texture, but be careful, as this is how your skin can start to look a little plastic-like.
Trying to edit the photos takes some practice, as I messed around with the filter and tried to do some blurring, as I had some small bruises on my legs. Some of my blurrings were bad; I went a little overboard, so some of my pics have that fake plastic skin look.
Yes, I took some feet pics as I reviewed FeetFinder. I wanted to be sure I gave 100% accurate info, so I made an account, took some pics, and tried my best to edit them. Spoiler alert – I’m not great at it!
Here’s a video on YouTube that shows you how to use the blur and face retouch features in Canva.
If you don’t have special editing software, find a photo editor on Fiverr to do it professionally. It looks like you can get an image done for a $10 starting price.
How to take feet pics – tips from the pros
Now, the very best way to get good at taking feet pics is by doing it over and over again. You’ll quickly pick up on what poses look good “on you.” Don’t be discouraged if, in the beginning, only 1 in 20 photos turn out good – that’s normal. Just keep shooting.
Yet, if you’re short on time, you can get some lessons from the pros and take a course. Most of these are inexpensive, so they are well worth the investment!
- Boudoir Photography: Flattering the Female Form
- Getting Started With Portrait Retouching in Photoshop
- The Essential Guide to Posing
- iPhone Photography: How to Take Pro Photos On Your iPhone
Feet picture ideas
The best way to know what kind of foot pics to take is to look at your competition. Now, I don’t want you to copy them exactly. I want you to know what’s popular, get new ideas on poses and then bring your own flavor and spin to the pictures.
You don’t want a foot photo that looks like everyone else’s (but do include a few of the classic poses & looks). I want you to do you, whatever that looks like. You may need to refine your look or experiment with a bunch of different things until you find what buyers want. But I just don’t want you to be generic.
So grab a piece of paper and go through pictures for 30 minutes. Write down what you do like and what you don’t like. Take note of their feet poses, backgrounds, props, etc.
Here are a few of the classic shots to help get you started. You can (and should) do these both barefoot and another set in heels.
Toe pic idea #1: Top-down close up
This is great for showing off the details of a pedicure or any jewelry you may have on. (Full disclosure – these are my feet, as if you couldn’t tell by the quality! My feet were really cold when I took these, so they’re a funny color. But you get the idea of the pose).
Feet picture idea #2: A side profile
This shot shows the arch in your foot and how it curves naturally. Try stacking your feet next to each other.
Foot pic idea #3: “The Pose”
This is when you’re lying on your stomach, facing the camera/viewer, with your feet up behind you. The soles of the feet are showing, which is perfect for feet lovers who enjoy the bottom of the feet. You’ll most likely show your face with this one, or maybe you can angle it just to the side of your head if you’re shy. Here’s a side view of the pose…
Feet pic idea #4: Your soles
Make sure your feet are freshly washed and moisturized for this one, as you’ll want to get fairly close up. Take a few with your feet natural, and then a few of them where you’re arching your toes back towards yourself.
Feet picture ideas #5: The tightrope
Single-file your feet, putting one foot in front of the other as if you were taking your first step on a tightrope. You should shoot this from the thigh down.
Feet pic idea #6: Feet in the air
This is a good one if you’re having a nice sunny day, as blue sky makes a great backdrop for you kicking your feet up in the air.
Feet picture ideas #7: Crossed ankles
You can do this one with your feet slightly staggered (one higher than the other). I’m standing here (yes, this is me), but you can do this pose laying down with your feet in the air too.
I know doing feet poses will seem awkward at first, but you will get more comfortable with it the more you do it. So don’t give up if you don’t get the hang of it right away, it will get easier, and you will get better at it.
Selling feet pics online
Having good-looking feet pictures is the first step, but many times, these are behind a paywall, meaning someone has to purchase them, and then they get to see them. So that means you need to do a great job of selling your photos with descriptive language.
The first place people look is your profile description. Don’t waste this real estate with boring facts such as – 26 years old, caucasian, size 7 foot.”
You want to describe yourself in an enticing way. For example, “I’m a southern girl, full of old world charm, with cute little size 7 feet, long legs and big butt. Be ready for me because I’m full of flirty sass and ready to use it!
The bio is very friendly, she welcomes requests, and she describes herself. Now, let’s look at your photos and how you talk about them.
On most platforms, you’ll upload albums (5-10 pictures) and give that set a description. Again, think of descriptive words that make people want to click buy! Be flirty, fun, upbeat, and descriptive.
- Bad description: “Red pedicure, high heels.”
- Good description: “Fresh new pedicure just for you! Oh and my cherry red toenails look drop dead amazing in these sky-high heels. Come in and see for yourself how amazing they look; they might even be your secret fantasy.”
I mean, which of those descriptions would make you want to click & buy?
Finally, add your tags, as buyers use this to search for the photos they want to buy. Such as…
- High heels
- Painted nails
Spending an extra 20 minutes writing a great bio & photo description can make or break your sales! No one will ever see your great photos unless you can entice them to buy.
How much do people earn from selling feet pictures?
You might be surprised to know that people are willing to pay big money for your foot pictures, and a lot of people earn more than $1000 a month. For example, Jessica Gould earns more than $90,000 every year from Instagram by selling feet pics online. But she’s worked on this for years, so you won’t start making this much; you work up to it.
For a more beginner-level example, let’s say you have ten followers a month on your platform, and you charge them $15 to follow you; that’s $150. Now, let’s say two of them want to buy two of your foot pics at $19 each; that’s $76. So you have $226 gross earnings for the month, and then FeetFinder takes 20% of it, so $45, you’re left with $180. Not too shabby for just starting out.
Remember, there is no fixed price for feet content. Anyone can easily earn from $5 to $1000, even more if the quality is good. It all depends on how much content you create, so the more pics and videos you put up, the more you can make.
Let’s take a look at two real-life sellers…
How to price your feet pictures
According to FeetFinder (one of the top foot pic sites), “an average feet pic sells for $22 and videos for $19.”
FeetFinder highly recommends you have different prices for different content. A few cheap albums (around $5), a few mid priced albums ($10-$15), and finally, a few expensive albums ($20+) to ensure there are different options. Remember, it is much easier to get a lot of people to spend a little amount of money compared to a lot of money from a couple of users!
According to FunWith Feet, “The average active Fun with Feet seller enjoys 15 picture/video collection purchases a month. With collection prices ranging from $10 to $30, this can soon lead to a healthy side income. And, of course, the more established your profile, the more sales you’re likely to get. (Correct as of November 2021. Our average active seller with more than six collections.).”
It’s also good to know that the more followers you have on the platform, the more desirable you “look.” And you can then charge more for your photos. You can also charge more for custom or exclusive content. This is when buyers make photo requests just for them. Usually, a request that’s specific to their fantasy.
Where to sell your feet pics online
Fun With Feet
Our first choice is to sell on FunWithFeet. They haven’t been around as long as some of the other sites, but they are gaining in popularity! First and foremost, the big question is, “how much can I make on Fun with Feet?”
“There isn’t a cap on earning potential at Fun with Feet! We have everywhere from our part-time sellers earning a nice side income, to our full-time content creators who make their entire living with us!
Secondly, the safety measures in place are there to protect you, the seller, and the platform’s integrity (they want to keep things high quality).
- Private information (including email addresses) are never visible to users on the platform. You can remain completely anonymous when selling on FunWithFeet.
- All active buyers and sellers are ID verified to ensure they are of age to use our platform.
- All content and users are manually moderated for quality and compliance control.
The only downside (which is only halfway bad) is that you need to pay to sell on their platform. I say only half bad because doing this helps them create a more professional site. Only women seriously dedicated to this venture join, so it keeps the content higher quality, and there’s less competition.
So it’s a good thing, and honestly, you’ll probably make the cost back in the first month anyway. Talking with a rep from Fun with Feet, they have a seller retention rate of 84%, which is really high. That means sellers like the platform (which is always a good sign).
FunWith Feet offers two pricing options:
- 3-month package for $24.99 (with discounts down to $9.99)
- 6-month package for $34.99 (with discounts down to $14.99)
Read our full review on Fun with Feet right here.
Fun with Feet
Fun with Feet is quickly rising in popularity. It’s geared toward dedicated sellers who want to make money! They offer lots of education and helpful tips so you can make the most!
Other sites for selling feet pics
You can sell feet pics online on lots of social media sites; you just have to do a little digging for these groups. You can also sell on sites like…
- Dollar Feet
- Instafeet (UPDATE – this is now merged with FeetFinder)
- Feetpics Marketplace
- All Things Worn (you can sell worn clothes as well as digital files like feet pics)
- Stock photo sites like Shutterstock, Unsplash, Foap, and iStock
We go into each of these platforms in more detail in our part two of this series – How to Sell Feet Pics Online.
Wait, is feet pictures considered porn?
In and of itself, no. Taking good feet pictures isn’t doing porn. However, many people sell feet pics that show other parts of their body, both clothed and unclothed. Let’s just say doing feet pics is sort of a gateway to other kinds of adult photography.
Another avenue to consider if you’re interested (but not sure about being on camera) is to get paid to sext. You can make serious cash sexting a lonely guy.
Is selling feet pics safe?
On all dedicated feet picture sites, buyers do not know who you are, where you live, or see your contact information. Users will only see your username, the other info you’ve opted to share (usually a short bio), and your shoe size.
If users message you asking for specific personal information, do not feel like you need to share any information about yourself. Just redirect the conversation about what kind of pictures they want to see.
Please, your safety is the most important thing, so even if you feel like you “know this person” because you’ve messaged a lot or because they’ve bought a lot of your pics, do not share your info!
It’s important to be sure that your pictures don’t give away your personal data. So if you’re taking pictures outside, don’t do it in front of easily recognizable buildings or landmarks. Or that the background in your room is free of any giveaways.
How to take feet pics FAQ
Can you be anonymous?
Yes, you can absolutely remain anonymous selling your feet images. You don’t have to show your face if you don’t want to. Many feet pic sites have you fill out a profile. Usually, this is your user name, age, shoe size, and a few sentences on what you like or what kind of feet photography you do.
How much money can you make on feet pics?
It really depends! On average, feet photos are sold for anywhere between $5 – $30. Some experienced sellers have earned up to $1000/month selling feet pics and videos. It just takes time, practice, and a bit of creativity to get there. You also need to ensure you’re putting out great content that stands out and is good quality.
What foot picture pays the most?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to feet pics! Anything from cute close-ups, holiday-themed content, suggestive content, and creative videos can be sold for higher prices. Generally speaking, glamorous pretty feet with good lighting tend to sell better than other types of content. It really just depends on what the potential customers are looking for.
Their more popular categories are high heels, soles, nail polish, pedicure, showing face, and bare feet, nylons.
How much should I charge for feet pics?
As a beginner, you should start at a lower price point and slowly work your way up as you gain more experience. You can also adjust the prices for different types of content or if you are asked to do something special.
Generally speaking, the average price is $22. Yet FF recommends you have a few different tiers of content (low, mid & high).
The more followers you have, the more likely other potential buyers will to check you out. So cultivating those buyer/seller relationships can help you charge more.
Do I have to show my face when feet pics?
No, you don’t at all! However, it’s important to know that “showing face” is one of their more popular categories. Maybe you can use your hair to artfully cover part of your face, or maybe your niche is wearing a mask (such as a mardi gras style).
At the end of the day
Taking feet pics is a fun way to make money and share your passion with others. With the tips here, you can start creating amazing foot shots! Remember that it’s important to remain anonymous when selling pictures online and also be aware of what buyers are looking for so that you can create the feet pics of their dreams!
What are you waiting for? Experiment with different poses and props, have fun with filters, and make some extra cash by showcasing your beautiful feet!