Sunday, August 19, 2012

Photography lessons!



Last week I took an online product photography class on Craftsy.com (You've never heard of Craftsy? Check it out! I'll wait!) 
I spend a whole bunch of time MAKING art, but when it comes to photographing it....well, that's the task I apply the power of procrastination to. I just felt like my photos were blah. And photographing them was blah. The whole process was a landscape of blah, wrapped in a scarf of blah, served with a side of blah soup. And I'd much rather read some blogs, or search Pinterest, or do the dishes....

The class was called Shoot It! with Caro Sheridan. I totally recommend it. It help me to take my photos from 

THIS


To THIS



And from this





to THIS


Way more interesting, in focus, and wow.

I still feel like I'll need model shots to give the brooches a sense of scale, but I'm much happier with the colorful photos than with the white box ones. 

What are your thoughts on the before and afters?






3 comments:

Amber said...

Wonderful! Those look awesome! :) I can see the difference, and it makes your work look more polished.

melissagula said...

The "after" shots are WAY more visually pleasing! Nice job on pushing yourself!

kara d said...

Thanks! I knew that my pictures needed something, but I wasn't sure what that something was.