I'm no professional, nor do I have a fancy $900 camera. I own a Coolpix S6300 :) It works lovely for what I do. Here's just some tips I've learned or expirimented with while taking pictures of the stuff I make
Refrain from using flash! Flash on a camera will make your picture look washed out and not as detailed.
Use the sunlight when it's available. Every tutorial I've read or watched always says to use the sunlight as your "flash". It makes the product look natural and you'll be able to see fine details easier
Use a simple-ish background. This can help market your items and give you're business a "look". It just depends on the product. Sometimes busy backgrounds look better with different items, and sometimes it can be distracting. But in the end it's up to you. The best thing to do it play around with different textures, patterns and colors and find what works for you. Or when all else fails, a plain white background always works :P
When you want to take pictures when it's dark out, or you can't get access to a sunny window, use a light box. This contraption was super easy to make and it works very well! There's tons of tutorials on the web. All you need is a cardboard box, box cutter or scissors, Tissue paper/ tracing paper, tape or glue, a lamp with a bendy neck annnnnnd whatever you're using as a background. I'm currently using a light blue fabric with a semi sheer white polka dot fabric on top. I think it makes a nice effect :P
Edit your pictures! You don't need a super expensive photo editing program to get quality pictures of your subject. Just a few simple edits will make your pictures pop! I don't mess with Photoshop because I'm not too tech savvy so what I use is ipiccy.com. It has easy to use filters and features to crop, touch up, and lighten your photos . Usually what I do is crop the photo to make the object be either in the center or to the left or right to make it more interesting. Then I apply vignette. I have found that it makes the product pop and makes it look a little more fancy :) Then I add a border and voila!
Anywhoo, these are just a few tips I have found to get product pictures a little more professional looking. Hope they helped ^.^
So I've been super busy and keeping well motivated this week! Here's a few of my projects I have finished!
The gang Of TMNT I made for a friend and the gaggle of adorables: Raindrop, Marshmallow andddd Peach I added to my Etsy store!! Check them out ^.^
This is my first haul blog! (yaaay!) So, a week or so ago I had the urge to shop around on ebay and found 2 awesome vintage sewing magazines from the early 40s! The first one titled "Sewing Manual, For home decorations" And the other, "Easy ways to Sew and Save" I haven't had the chance to read through them all but I'm super excited to! The next thing I found was from a garage sale. It was an old photo container. But what I noticed about it after looking at it, was that it would work very well for my sewing needles! I've been keeping them in a biggish box that didn't have a clasp on it. So it was impossible to take any where without having needles all over the place. I basically just ripped out the photo film/pockets and threw my needles in there :D It works super nice. And I love the design on the front. Kind of hard to see in the picture but it looks like some fancy french lady on a swing wearing an obnoxiously fantastic dress :P
Hello world! This is my blog! I've never blogged before, but I'll try to keep at it. I've been inspired to make a blog for a while because I kept seeing pretty bloggies and I figured I could do it too! So stay tuned for cool stuff sooon. I have an Etsy store and an avid crafter and thrifter so I'll be sure to post my adventures ^.^