April 24, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial 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.
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!