Why is photography so important? First, great photographs get attention. Gorgeous pictures will get you noticed by shoppers, Etsy Users, treasury curators, Etsy Admin, blog writers and designers. Second, your photographs tell the story of your work. On line buyers can't feel, hold or inspect your items. The only sense they get of your craft is from the photos you take.
A few tips. 1. Try using natural light to get a great shot. Indirect sunlight is the best and least expensive way to get a great shot. Use a window sill or go outside on a cloudy day. This photo was taken with no natural light (and very little finesse).
This one taken outdoors, away from direct sunlight. Oh how we grow...
2. Use interesting, complimenting but non-distracting backgrounds.
Photo Courtesy of Loopsdesigns.etsy.com
Raid your garden, your kitchen, your local thrift store. Find bold colors or cool shapes to highlight, but not overshadow your work. A simple solid piece of fabric is a gorgeous background for a photo shot with a macro lens. A vase, flower or bowl can be a great accent for a larger piece. Be playful, creative and proud of your work. Highlight it with style. 3. If you are selling on Etsy.com, use more than 1 picture. You have 5 spaces to show off your work and really, showing off is incredibly important if you want to make sales. For more information on taking great photos you can read the original Taking great photos post on my old blog, Read a web article or visit the EtsyWiki page on photography.