Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Well I have had an interesting time trying to retake my photos. I started off with layers of paper which looks interesting in real life but my jewellery looks lost in my Etsy listings.

Then I decided to try one of the travertine tiles we used for our bathroom, again they looked great while i was taking the snaps, but when I loaded them into the computer and enlarged them, it looked like my pieces were laying on funny coloured skin!

So last night while I was talking to a friend she suggested her bathroom tiles, beautiful grey slate. So her bo headed down this afternoon with 3 slabs of it for me to try. And I am happy to report, success!!! I really enjoy the photography side of selling and feel that I have developed my 'style' if you like. But I have struggled to find the perfect background untill today. I tried contrasting coloured paper to the jewellery, delicately patterned white paper, sheet music, wood and wall paper. I knew what kind of look I was trying to achieve but just hadn't found the right one.

So now that I have re taken all the photos for my shops excisitng listing and some new designs, I'm going to be busy for the rest of the night and most of tommorow. I have 350 images to fix. Must get off the inetrnet now!!!


Sylvia C. said...

Yes! That slate looks great as a background. You do a wonderful job of showcasing your designs!

Sylvia C.

LornaSmithStudio said...

That's a lot of images. Well done you and it looks fab with the slate. Banana post is coming soon!

Megan Coyle said...

wow, your photos look lovely :) it's quite the task taking pictures for Etsy--I have yet to redo mine.

Candace said...

Laura, what fun and professional looking photos here! That worked quite well, didn't it? Good on you! I have had a couple of disasters lately... personally, I think it's time for a new cam and a couple of days off!

Gorgeous work!
Take care.
Candace in Athens.