Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Lately I read an interesting and very inspiring crafter's book which is about how to take great pictures of your own creations! Watching the Blogsphere for a while with its incredible fine and clear pictures makes you understand how much is important to develop great pictures, not just for selling but even for creating a very interesting and inspiring images for others' contemplation.

I found "the Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos" in Amazon, after reading very positive reviews... And I can confirm them! Even if you are not a great photographer, but you want to use at best your camera, here you can get super tips! Inside there are a lot of nice photos, and even nice ideas for making new crafting stuff....

Let's sum up the 10 MOST HELPFULL TIPS
suggested by expert crafters which learned how to take really great photos:

1)  Prefer natural, soft lighting and try to take the photos in indirect sunlight whenever possible.

2) A clear background is essential, even if you have to move around some furniture.

3) Natural-looking photographs are always better than excessively vivid colors or overly contrasting tones.
4) Use props and furniture to show how a product could be used, and also give the viewer a sense of what style and aesthetic your products are associated with.

5) Shoot with the focal point on the area of the piece that you want to highlight.

6) Make sure that the background is not too busy and that the focal point of your photograph is the product and not a prop.

7) Styling is important but keep it simple. If you have a good product and a good light, you can take a beautiful photograph.

8) Consistency is very important if you have an online shop.

9) Save you digital photos to an external hard disk!

10) And don't forget: Editing! Even the slightest tweak can brighten or sharpen an image.

And if you want to know more about it, go to know Heidi Adnum who lives in the snappy Australian town of Newcastle - We were there last year and even though it was raining, we did an interesting tour and saw nice handmade shops and special live music places.

@@@Have fun with the camera!!
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