It would be nice to have my own personal photographer to take 5 really good photos of each piece of jewelry I want to put up on Etsy. Yes, one of my resolutions is to have professional photos taken of my work, and I will do it for some specific pieces, but the cost just not feasible for all of the jewelry I have ready to list. The answer is to continue doing it myself; knowing that I am moving along, albeit slowly, on the learning curve of digital photography. (I would rather spend my time making jewelry!) Today, I dedicated some time to taking lots of images, so I could dedicate more time to editing and cropping them and then resizing them for Etsy. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but the more I do, the more I’ll learn, and I might actually start to get it done more quickly. And maybe I’ll even get to like it.
Photography slows me down
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4 responses to “Photography slows me down”
Photos are great, they show your work clearly and look great for Etsy! Only thing to spruce it up that I would suggest is to shoot them outside, maybe hanging from a tree branch, on the ground, etc — adding interesting backgrounds/backdrops always makes an image even more interesting so long as the focus is still on your creation.
Thanks for the suggestions. Using some props could be just what I’m looking for!
I hear you. it takes as much time for me to document and photo all my pieces, as it takes to make them, if not more. and if I don’t do it right away it takes twice as long as i figure out what the cost was, etc. It’s especially frustrating when I am on a roll with a group of pieces. But your photos do look good.
I keep mine really simple, no fancy backgrounds, to save time. I’m very familiar with the lighting with my standard setup So I don’t have to do a lot of photos. But it does get boring.
I really enjoy all your posts. It brings back fond memories of my short time on Little Cranberry.
Happy New Year! Once I have my photos downloaded, I actually get in to cropping them and editing them. It’s just the set up for photography that feels so daunting. I don’t have any place to leave things set up all the time. That would make it easier, but I don’t have the space.
I’ll just have to suck it up and learn to enjoy it!
Little Cranberry is still an incredibly special place.