I was thankful for a pretty good month in sales in January so I went for it and I squealed even louder and played with my new camera and lighting until 3 a.m. in the morning, even though I have a toddler that wakes up at 7:30 and I'm 27 weeks pregnant.
Anyhow, sorry for the long introduction, but I chuckle when I see my old attempts at photos on Etsy and where I am now. Hopefully, I can get a real model someday, but with my future of having 2 little ones running around very soon, I'm not sure how I'm going to pull it off. Enjoy and laugh and smirk!
I started off with editing photos like crazy against a white background,
but the colors of the items would change and I got made fun of for photographing
one shoe. I didn't think it was that bad. geez.
I tried live modeling, but I felt silly and the pictures showed my rug.
My first attempt at lighting- 2 lamps. Oops.
Outdoors shots, which wasn't too bad, but not safe with a baby in tow.
I decided on a gray background to show off my whites and creams more,
so I used cloth. After about hundreds of staple gunning to my poor
apartment wall, I still had issues, but at least my pictures had less
shadows and clearer color.
Then, I decided I didn't like dark gray as a background and had a brief phase
of this beige color with a weird white strip. Like I said, it was brief!
I found an awesome vintage trunk for all my accessory shots,
but for me, the color still wasn't right.
I moved to a house and had a whole wall to myself in my bedroom!
I had our bedroom painted a nice gray, but still had bright spots.
To eliminate the shadows and bright spots, I purchased a lighting set.
Loved it, until I realized how my camera couldn't handle the lights and started
overexposing my pictures.
Still not perfect, but so much better and I love how much more crisp my photos are.
I am happy for now and thanks for reading this long post!