Oof. Granted, not many people had stellar photography skills (unless they were photographers) on Etsy back then, but this is rough. I don't think any part of that photo is even in focus. Over the years I got a little better, but it was always something I knew I was going to have to work harder on. Just to show I'm not a total lost cause here is another photo from recent years.
|heatherjeany Sampler Pack|
Since my new endeavor will be a wearable type thing I've been looking for similar things with nice lighting to use as inspiration...
|Infinity Scarf by Sudrishta|
|long sleeve cowl top by Treehouse28|
I'm gonna stop here and just express my surprise at how many people use mannequins in their photos, I find this so off putting! Ugh. I don't mind those dress forms, but using a mannequin just seems weird to me. I guess not everyone is lucky enough to have beautiful willing model friends (AMIRITELADIES?!?!)
Ok. Back on track.
|head scarf by EcoShag|
|coat by LfredsSewingShop|
So that's it for now, in the next few days I'll post the results of my first lighting experiments. It was definitely interesting looking at Etsy and just critiquing the photos instead of just browsing products. It was such a simple exercise, but so eye opening!