This is a frustrating topic for me but NO MORE.... I was surfing etsy trying to find some good tips on taking pictures of my handmade goodies and I happen across this blog "The Sellers Assisting Sellers Blog"
I have taken photography classes in college and thought that I had a great eye for taking pictures. I mean, everyone always told me that I did & I believed them. However, I normally take pictures outside of my flowers (a favorite subject of mine) and the beach. Lighting was always good and natural.
So, when I started taking still life's of my knitting the light was never right. Never. I found this so frustrating. I read my camera's manual and searched on line for tips on improving my pictures. I found little that could help me. I also started to teach myself photoshop. A program that I found even ore frustrating. I have no training on it and I find it hard to navigate. I did figure out a few things and it has helped but yet that elusive perfect still picture(s) eluted me.
I found an online tutorial on making your own light box. So, I went to the good 'ol Home Depot & AC More for the materials I needed. Some poster board, lights, daylight bulbs (they are blue) and clear packing tape. I made the light box. I was so excited! Finally, I can take those great pictures that I have been trying to achieve. I waited until night time and ran upstairs to start. Big disappointment! Again this left me frustrated. I thought what a waste of money and time.
Then, I found the website mentioned above. I was so excited, again! I tried it on a few of the pictures I took using the light box & it worked! Hallelujah..
So, I figured that I would share this secret that I found with all of you. It has really helped me a great deal. It makes the background white and you can adjust the lighting to make your items pop! I am so glad that I found this blog! Thank you etsy for posting the link!
Now, i just have to retake all of my pictures and repost.. oh joy!