Monday, August 10, 2009

In search of better product shots....

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I've struggled with product shots since I first started selling my jewelry on-line. I have been waging a constant up hill battle thinking that I could get good product shots as long as I just kept trying. Some of my photos turn out ok. Some, not so great.

I have read all the how-to articles about taking great product shots. Take your photos in natural sunlight. Don't use the flash on your camera. Use the Macro setting. Always use a tripod to eliminate hand shake and insure clear photos. Use a photo box. A photo box? Hmmm. The one thing I haven't tried yet!

So, the search began. I happened by chance to find a lovely and helpful soap maker on Twitter who has a shop at Etsy Suds By Sarah. She mentioned in a Tweet about getting a photo box from ebay and was excited to try it out. I have to say that she inspired me, and her photos look great! She also gave me a link to a DIY project listed on Etsy How to make a photo box.

I have to honestly say that while I consider myself to be quite crafty, and ordinarily would dive in and make one myself, I just don't have the strength to try to figure something else out. I have taken the easy way out and ordered the photo tent and light set you see in the picture. I can't wait to try it out. I really hope this will be the magic bullet for me and I will finally get photos that I am happy with.

When I decided to start selling my jewelry on-line, I really had no idea that there was going to be so much to learn! It has been an up and down process, but I feel like I am getting closer to what I would really like to present to the world with each project that I conquer! Stay tuned for photo updates once I get my photo tent!


  1. Hi there! I can't wait to see how things turn out with the new photo box! For some reason, I have been hesitant to get one for myself too. By the way, thanks for visiting me on! Take care, Lisa C.

  2. Get out of town!!! Who knew!
    Everything is so beautiful. I'll be shopping with you!