Becoming a Photographer – when all you want to do is crochet

The time has come, the crocheter said, to talk of many things: Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, and taking good enough photos to add interest to my upcoming Etsy shop.  And this crocheter, is starting from ground zero with her photography skills.  I may as well be Alice on her journey in Wonderland as I venture around the internet in search of a magic potion that will turn me into an amazing photographer.

But alas, there is no such magic and the only way to get better, is to work at it, and take a whole lot of photos.

Which I intend to do.

I’ve read that outside is best for lighting.  But don’t take photos in direct sunlight.

Indoors is best for staging. But it’s hard to get the lighting correct.

Short of investing in a professional lighting studio, I’ll just keep on keeping on in hopes that practice really does make perfect.

its not what you do its how you make it yours

Good advice from the side of a cereal box this morning.

My breakfast this morning told me that it’s not what I do, but how I make it my own.  Good advice, I think. And good, bad or ugly, my photos will be my own. And they will be a reflection of my brand.  That’s the most important aspect of this whole thing.

So, it’s off to take more photos I go!

In the meantime, can you help a poor little crochet girl out?

Do you have any photography tips to share?  Do you prefer indoor or outdoor crochet photos?  And while we’re at it, for Etsy, is it best to add cute little items to the background or should it just be a selfie of the item I’m offering for sale?

Thank you in advance for any help in this matter.

Please share your thoughts, tips and ideas about taking the best crochet pictures in the comments section so we can all benefit!

 

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About Robin @ Imperial Crochet

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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13 Responses to Becoming a Photographer – when all you want to do is crochet

  1. Wishing you well with your photos and Etsy shop, Robin 🙂
    There’s also GIMP photo editing software, which is comparable to Photoshop.
    Lots of GIMP tutorials on YouTube, plus it’s a free download! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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