So I have been thinking, and that’s a scary thing

As I am working on adjusting the latest photos for some journals that were put together, I am struggling on adjusting the photos from where the journal is standing up like this one.

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I spend a fair amount of time altering the photo in Pixelator, and get to a reasonably better photo, since it hides my ugly light box.

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But then comes the question… Do I need to have this kind of photo to list my journals? Am I wasting time when photos of the journal lying flat and others of it open are enough?

What do you think? Am I wasting time?

Getting back into the swing of things

  

It’s a new year. Sure, it is April (and almost the end of that), but this is a new year. I am going to refocus myself back to my crafty self. I am going to come back to sharing with you and getting items into my etsy shop.   This is it. This is my announcement to the world. Ok, that’s getting a little dramatic, but I am going to do it. 

More to come. 

The ultimate plan – updating everything starting with photos

Okay, so I am updating it all. I took a class from April (who is @creativeapples on Twitter) at Craft Fancy. We worked on me learning to get better photos of my jewelry to help sell items better on etsy. So, I sat down and started retaking all the shots for the items that I had posted, and the new items that I have yet to post (cuz posting is a drag). Strangeness happens that this is also the time when my listings have expired, so right now the shop is open. I have relisted two items with their new and improved photos.

Next step is that I am going into my Flickr account and removing the crap photos and adding in the good ones. I often send people a link for Flickr, so that they can see what I have made in the past as well as currently. This would make me believe that I should probably put the better photos on there, so people actually see something good and consider going further.

Third step is to go through iPhoto and remove the crap ones and only leave the good photos. So, I am going to be streamlining the process with one or two pieces at a time.

Oh, and due to getting a nice interest rate of 12 months no interest, I also updated my camera today to the Canon Powershot SD4500 IS. It is spiffy. Of course, I am noticing that through the clearer photos, some of my items need some fixing up or discounted cost. Sheesh. It is always something. Makes me think about how the newscasters felt when their shows went HD and every flaw on their faces were now visible to the world. Yeah, it is kind of like that.