Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photo Shoot

I decided that I wanted to try a photo shoot this morning.  I am hoping to get some good, interesting photos of my work to create a promotional postcard for this upcoming craft show season.  I want something I can give people to advertise my etsy shop and remind them to shop with me again. I want to show a variety of my items so they can see the possibilities.  I was thinking little vignettes since I love organizing my work by color, but I'm not sure if that is working.   

I'm now realizing that photo styling is not my gifting.  Plus, I don't have the right lighting set up.  I'm often trying odd angles so avoid glare.  It doesn't help that a lot of my work includes metallic paints and shiny embellishments and my kits and gift tags are packaged in plastic boxes.  I tend to be one who learns by doing, so I think I am going to have to just take a lot of photos and hope that something turns out. Only problem is I have to volunteer in my son's class this afternoon and my daughter has a cross country meet.  I'm not going to finish and get everything cleaned up before it is back to mom duty.  Hope my husband doesn't care that we can't see the dining room table.  Maybe that's a good excuse to go out to dinner tonight?

Here are the best of what I've got so far:


Deborah Boschert said...

It's such a challenge, isn't it?! You've got some potential here. Next time you go to a craft fair, you should collect as many postcards as possible and see how other artists present their work. That might give you some new ideas.

Del said...

I think a bit of color contrast would be nice. Not a lot, perhaps a few small items of red in the black/grey image and so on. Use a tripod if you have one or improvise with a support stick or string.

ms lottie said...

I think you've got potential too. A draped sheet in a neutral colour behind them might work to reduce glare and distracting lines on your surfaces. Etsy have some good blog and forum posts on taking good pics - I need all the help I can get!