Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Product Photography

Now that I'm done with the craft show blitz, I'm working on putting some more products on my etsy site.  Let me tell you, this is a tedious project.  I'm getting it down to a system, but it definitely involves a lot of practice and learning.  If any of you have tried to photograph your work, you probably know what I mean. 

I wanted to share some of my before and after shots to show the learning process.  Here is an example of some of the photos I started with.  These were taken using a homemade photo box made of a cardboard box and some white fabric, as well as a desk lamp.

Pretty gross right? The next step was to update my system with a real photo box and a bit more reliance on natural light.

Definitely getting better, but I needed a prop.  Enter, my ceramic bird (who I named Wanda).  She has been a great model.

A little bit of cropping and brightening later, and it's a shot I'm pretty happy with.

What about you guys?  What photography adventures have you had?  I know that I'm constantly improving my photos and they can always use more work.  Oh the learning process.

1 comment:

  1. lovely necklace and great tips! thanks for linking up with me today~



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