Thursday , 23 October 2014

Product Photography Tips

Are YOU Making These 10 Common Product Photography Mistakes and Losing Sales?

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Are YOU Making These 10 Common Product Photography Mistakes and Losing Sales? Taking truly stellar product photos really is absolutely vital to having a successful online handmade business. It’s something many of us struggle with, because we’re not photographers… we’re knitters, or jewelers, or artists. The product photography learning curve can be a steep one, and it can take us ... Read More »

How to Build Business “Muscle” for the Creative Person

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Do you design fantastic jewelry, but have a hard time growing your business? As a jewelry designer, I know the difficulty that comes with translating your designs into the world of sales and marketing. Some designers only want to create jewelry, and nothing else. However, if you have always DREAMed of being a designer or maker with lots of people ... Read More »

Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up

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  Handmadeology’s  resident product photography pro Mariano, has put together a $12 product photography set up that will help you acheive studio quality product photography . Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up I took this picture in my kitchen. It looks like a photograph I could have done in the studio, using complicated lighting equipment. I did ... Read More »

How to Take Great Pictures for Your Online Store

Hello Everyone, I’m Angel and I’m glad Tim gave me the chance to guest blog about my new Etsy store called: 88thcompany and teach you how to take great pictures for your online store. A bit about 88th Company and me The idea took a while to come to me. I was searching for something different and unique that could ... Read More »

Big List Of Product Photography Tips For Etsy Sellers

  Product Photography should be number one or at  least high up on your list when it comes to running your Etsy business.. Without being able to touch and handle your items, your pictures need the best they can be.  Detailed, clean, clear, not to dark, and from different angles.  After a shopper looks at all 5 pictures they should ... Read More »

Seven Tips on Better Picture-Taking For Your Blog and Etsy Shop

1.        Use the best quality camera you can afford. Honestly, you don’t have to have a super-expensive camera to get some really great photos for your blog or Etsy shop.  When I first opened my shop, I used a Kodak EasyShare point-and-shoot camera with great success.  For a long time, I used a Fuji FinePix camera I bought at Walmart.  ... Read More »

Taking Pictures of Your Ceramic Pottery

Taking Pictures of Your Ceramic Pottery Here are suggestions to help take great pictures of your pottery. Step by step lighting set up that defines three dimensional form and shows true vibrant colors. Move a table close to a window. To make the light coming in from the outside easier to work with it’s a good idea to tape a ... Read More »

How to Use Daylight and Flash to Make Your Products Stand Out

How to use daylight and light from a flash together to take pictures that make your product look truly special. It’s also truly easy to learn. Light is the most meaningful control that you have when photographing your product. Here is how combining the light from the sun with a flash lets you create pictures with brilliant, richly saturated colors. ... Read More »

Get to Work on Your Product Photography

One of your Handmadeology Etsy Team members posted this article about how she improved her product photography. In January of this year, when I decided to actually put work into my Etsy shop, I knew the first thing I needed to do is take better pictures. I began to research and coincidentally I found that there were hundreds maybe thousands ... Read More »

A Journey in Photography – Product Photography Tips and Tricks

A Journey in Photography Our guest poster is Julie Gibbons, a maker and farmer, aka tractorgirl. Today she is sharing a bit about her evolving skills as a photographer. I know photography is the bane of many creative folk selling online. We all know that a good image really helps to sell the product, but it’s a struggle just knowing how ... Read More »

Natural Sunlight Product Photography Tips

Article By: LeAllyson Meyer Since I moved to Colorado, I have many more opportunities to take photos of my jewelry in natural light.  My key light sources through windows are to the east and to the west.  Both are good, but in different ways. When I lived in St. Louis, I took my photos for my shop, Plum Beadacious, in ... Read More »

Creating a White Background Inside a Cardboard Box

Creating a White Background Inside a Cardboard Box I covered the inside of cardboard box with white foam core to create an even white background. Here is a step by step showing how to do it. Choose a box that it’s height about five times taller than the object you want to photograph. Remove the top flaps and two of ... Read More »

5 Tips for Improving Your Product Photography

  Do you struggle with taking photos good enough to represent your products online?  Without good photos, you are doing yourself and your products a great disservice. Through several months of adjustments, here’s what I’ve learned: 1.  Lighting is the single most important aspect of photography.  Choose natural light whenever possible. Figure out what time of day the sunlight streams ... Read More »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Product Photography For Etsy Sellers

The Do’s and Don’ts of Product Photography For Etsy Sellers One of my favorite things about doing successful seller interviews is going back to their very first sale. For most sellers, that first sale says a lot about how far they have come in product photography. I’m calling myself out and pulling from the Energy Shop listing archives, as I highlight the ... Read More »

FotoFuze – Product Photography Enhancement for Etsy Sellers

FotoFuze is a product photography enhancement engine. We work to help your photos stand out from the crowd, putting a professional polish on your photos with just a click. Best of all, it’s 100% free! For an Etsy seller, you’ll benefit from our tight integration with Etsy. Along with our trademark image cleanup service, we offer the ability to create, ... Read More »