Friday, July 3, 2009


I think the pictures in my etsy shop stink! I am not a photographer so I've really been struggling with lighting, backgrounds, and up close shots.....basically everything! I've been reading blogs and esty forums for advice and I think I've picked up some useful information. I took this picture of one of my new bags and I used some of the things I've learned. I took the picture in natural light with a solid, neutral colored background. I used a louvered door (from my craft show display) as the background but I am not sure how much I like it. I thought the louvers would add texture without overpowering the actual bag. But, I'm not sure. I do think that this background works better than the turquoise fabric I was using. I guess I'll keep experimenting:)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I know I was having difficulty getting a lot of my pictures "just right"... Until I discovered the white balance setting on my camera! Never done in direct sunlight, but always in a naturally well lit room...

Also changing the exposure level, to brighten up the colors a little bit, will help you take some pretty fantastic pictures. =o)

Your items are fantastic by the way!
Just remember to not do TOO much or else it just washes out the photo and can even change the colors of your items.