All my creations are treasures today, because (drumroll, please) I have finally figured out how to take good photos of my crafts! Since starting my business a little less than a year ago, I have tried many lighting, background, and camera setting configurations. I even tried buying a commercial light box (which was a massive failure — look for a review post soon). But I redid the light box I had already made, doubled the exposure on my camera settings, lowered the ISO to 50, set a custom white balance, used the superfine setting, and used a really bright light (75 watts incandescent). (It sounds complicated, but it’s really not. The main key is I had to change every setting I could on the camera.) And … Success!
I am just thrilled with the new photos! I have even made a photo catalog of all my items now. It’s up on the new Craft Information page of this blog.
- Travel Photo Tips: What is ISO, and how does it affect my pictures? (gadling.com)
- 5 tips for shooting photos in winter weather (macworld.com)
- 10 Tips to Help You get the Most out of Your New DSLR (digital-photography-school.com)