It's always fun to have a photo shoot with my creations. As you all know if you are a regular or even if your not, I have battled with being a multi-potentialite. Or in other words, someone who can do lots of things, likes to do them all, and gets upset when they can't. I have always convinced myself that my shop needed to be JUST this, or JUST that... well I'm throwing that notion out the window and embracing my multi-potentialness. The past few days have been filled with lovely and willing photo assistants who love what I do and want to help me be great with it.
The day before yesterday a dear friend posed wearing lots of earrings and other yummies I have made. It was so much fun and I really appreciate the ears she provided :) and smiles, laughter, and great conversation of course.Then yesterday I set up a make shift photo shoot area and down on knee took shot after beautiful shot. And you know what? I couldn't have done it without my wonderful 7 year old assistant. All I had to do was bribe him with a dollar (don't worry I'll give him more), and he was willing to help me with everything I needed. Handing me things, fetching things... GREATLY appreciated.
So, if your looking for those crisp white backgrounds for your etsy listings what do you do? My husband is building me a light box, but until that is finished this is what I did and you can too for pretty cheap. Purchase a large roll of white paper from your craft store, you know, the kind the kids love. Unroll it from the ground up, pulling it up onto the seat portion of a chair, lay something heavy across the paper to hold it in place and voila! make sure it's a nice day, you are NOT in direct sunlight and you do NOT use your flash :) You can see my set up in the top picture of my son. It's not perfect but it will do pretty well, it also helps if you have photo-shop so you can run an auto tone and/or auto contrast on the finished pieces.
So great thanks to my helpers big and small :) If you try out my photo stage, have fun and good luck! oh and if you can find an assistant who works for a dollar.