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The Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos: The Best Techniques for Showcasing Your Handmade Creations

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Synopsis:

Sell more of your handmade items with better photographs

Amidst the sea of handmade jewelry, apparel, housewares, art, and other crafts that populate blogs, websites, and online marketplaces, how do you make your items stand out? The key is great photography.

Beautiful handmade items can be undermined by poor or uninspired images that fail to represent the detail and craftsmanship. With The Crafters Guide to Taking Great Photos youll learn that you dont need expensive, professional equipment to get quality results. Get simple, practical advice presented with the crafter in mind. Learn to make a lightbox, how to use natural lighting, and how to capture the detail in your work. Broken down into specific craft areas, youll find tips on how to best generate eye-catching images that will help sell your items.

Boost your online crafting business with The Crafters Guide to Taking Great Photos.

About the Author

Heidi Adnum is a crafter and professional photographer who lives in Australia. She also runs a photography and inspiration blog and authored a popular how-to photography tips series on Etsy.

Table of Contents

Introduction

i Getting started

1: Camera basics

2: How to tell your story

3: DIY accessories

ii Photo fundamentals

Equipment advice, Camera settings, Composition and styling, Common problems and FAQs, Practitioner spotlight

4: Fashion and fabrics

5: Bags, purses and accessories

6: Knitting and needlecraft

7: Jewelry

8: Dolls and toys

9: Ceramics and pottery

10: Art

11: Books, magazines and stationery

12: Home accessories

III Finishing up and getting it out there

13 : Postproduction

14 : Image storage and backup

15 : Business advice

Contributor index

Glossary

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596686267
Author:
Adnum, Heidi
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Photography -- Technique.
Edition Description:
Flexibound
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.75 x 6.75 in

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Sell more of your handmade items with better photographs

Amidst the sea of handmade jewelry, apparel, housewares, art, and other crafts that populate blogs, websites, and online marketplaces, how do you make your items stand out? The key is great photography.

Beautiful handmade items can be undermined by poor or uninspired images that fail to represent the detail and craftsmanship. With The Crafters Guide to Taking Great Photos youll learn that you dont need expensive, professional equipment to get quality results. Get simple, practical advice presented with the crafter in mind. Learn to make a lightbox, how to use natural lighting, and how to capture the detail in your work. Broken down into specific craft areas, youll find tips on how to best generate eye-catching images that will help sell your items.

Boost your online crafting business with The Crafters Guide to Taking Great Photos.

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