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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.
About the Author
Heidi Adnum is a photographer, picture researcher, and crafter of Good Will Bunting®. She is also the author of a popular photography tips series on Etsy. Heidi lives with her husband in sunny Newcastle, Australia. Connect with Heidi at heidiadnum.com and on Twitter @HeidiAdnum.
Table of Contents
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
8: Dolls and toys
9: Ceramics and pottery
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