Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Card Design and Photo Setup

I got a new camera a few weeks ago and have been playing with it all the time.  I just love it!  I was supposed to take a class last week but due to the lovely Flu bug that didn't happen.  Taking photos for my Etsy shop really is the bane of my existence because I never feel pleased with the end product . I used to have to take all my photos outside because my previous camera just didn't do a great job in the house.  Now I am able to do indoor pictures, so that is a big help--no more chasing cards all over my yard when the wind blows.  Of course my neighbors won't have any entertainment now...oh well.  I know many of you have Etsy shops and have to do photos so I thought I'd share my little "Photo Setup" that is working out really well. 

I stole one of my husband's white t-shirts and clipped it to the slat of the blinds with a couple clips.  I then open the blinds to the right angle to allow light in and instantly I have a little photo "booth".  The white cloth helps filter the light to soften the pictures. 

Here is the new card design I photographed using this technique:
The color inspiration for this card came from the new Vera Bradley 
print-Boysenberry, as shown below.

It is still important to get the right lighting--late afternoon is best in this spot of my house. 
My friend Jennifer at Delightfully Noted has a great idea to use a white box to photograph your items in.  Love that idea too!

  Good luck with your pictures!

How do you photograph your items for Etsy?


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