Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Revamping the pics

Ok, so my last post was a bit of a downer. Sorry about that. *sheepish lopsided grin*

While business is still slow across the board, I'm still focusing on the housekeeping end of the business. Currently, photographs. I am realizing that the pictures of my products leave much to be desired, both in the technological settings of the camera, and the composition of the subject.

My camera is getting old, but I want to get the absolute most out of it before I have to upgrade, so I may have to lean heavily on the creativity end of things. Critiques and suggestions are greatly appreciated and enthusiastically encouraged.

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

Here are my suggestions (though my pictures definitely need lots of improvement too):

- don't show coin / measuring device in the first pic
- post 5 pics instead of just 2 or 3
- try close-up shots (but only if your camera can do this without blur) - this looks particularly good with fabric and knits (and jewelry), showing only a small section of the knit (and maybe a button or something)
- play around in the gimp whenever you can, you'll eventually find a few actions that work best for you