Synopses & Reviews
"Aimed at craftspeople with minimal photography experience or equipment, this guide offers simple advice on arranging, composing, lighting, snapping, selecting, and organizing outstanding digital images of all kinds of handmade objects. Adnum briefly covers photography basics and then goes on to address photographic issues specific to various craft disciplines, such as jewelry and fabrics. Many step-by-step photo sequences and examples of successful shots walk the reader through the process. With the ongoing popularity of sites like Etsy (on which Adnum authored a series on photography), this book is sure to be sought after by anyone who wants to sell his or her goods online." - Library Journal
"A wonderfully written book from start to finish...Words like aperture, shutter speed, ISO...they feel scary to hear at first but Heidi does a masterful job demystifying these terms with engaging examples that inspire many AHA moments in terms of creative photography." Jenny Doh, Crescendoh.com
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