Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Deadline

The photos. Jeez. Trickier than I thought.

I had some issues! The camera battery flat. Ok no biggie. Charged it for a few hours. Please wait for me sunshine!

Experimented with direct sunlight, and in shade out doors and in doors out of direct sunlight. The latter seemed to work best as no shadows.

For the backgrounds I used some embossed wallpaper in bright white and a rafia woven floor mat. Both have texture to add some interest, and the mat also had some leading lines in the weave which looked nice. I also tried, pressed tin and some daises.

It was difficult to escape the shadows. And when I got close to my flower, the camera goes into auto macro and you can see even the weave of the fabric and the fibres in the felt which didn't look so good. So it seems I need to learn to use the camera! Aagh! Its been an ongoing problem on all our holidays!

So after taking sh**loads of pics, the focus on the majority was terrible. I managed to actually post 3 new items. yay! But want to take more pics of those listings in situations. I'll try it with clothes on the hanger with the brooches pinned to it. Since I can't pin Maya down for long enough to model.

But...all Maya's clothes in the wash so will tackle this part tomorrow - off to work at the flower shop today! yay! I'm loving that!! In the meantime...I'm meant to be doing my serious job of home finances, vacuuming & ironing before work at 2pm.....I want to see an Etsy blog..."Quit your day job & afford a cleaner!" Now that I would study for!

take it easy!


  1. Lovely start to your blog. I will be following along:)....oh an I think pictures are one of the biggest challenges!

  2. Hi Sunny, nice new blog! Re: the photos, just buy a photographic tent, it will be the best $50 you'll ever spend. No more shadowing. can I ask you a question, how did you get your etsy pics on to your blog? I have not long started a blog and an Etsy shop and can't find out how to do it. Cheers:)

  3. Hi Kitty
    I know..I sweated trying to figure it out for ages!!
    the answer is on Etsy itself.
    Go to Your Etsy. Bottom left hand side under 'Promote' is 'Esty Mini'.
    Its called a 'widget' to link to your blog/website.
    Thx fo rthe idea. I'm off tosearch for a photographic tent!