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« on: September 04, 2005 09:12:14 PM »

I need some advice on how to take good pics for my website.  What I've done so far is use a piece of black fleece as a background and then use the trusted digicam mounted on a tripod to take a picture.  I'd like them to look more professional and I've seen a tutorial somewhere on here on how to make a light box for smaller things but my bags are a tad bigger than a piece of jewelry  Roll Eyes 

Does anyone have any advice they could give me?  You can see what I have done at http://www.blacksheepcreations.com

Thanks! Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005 09:17:15 PM »

The black fleece is a good idea because it showcases your pieces well (good contrast). My one advice, though, would be to leave more black around each piece. If you crop the pic too tightly, we have to make an effort to distinguish the shape of the bag from the big black square that frames it so tight... Or, make your page background the same as your pic background, and we'll see your creations much better.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 08:06:15 AM »

I've been lurking here for a while, reading up on all the boards but your question finally got me to post. This has been the single most frustrating part for me. Taking a good photo is very difficult. Posting a bad photo can be detrimental to a sale. I am also still working on taking better pics. I am going to use white velvet as a background so it's not so harsh against the white web page. Velvet is excellent for photos because it doesnt reflect light.

Anyway, your photos look pretty good! I agree that you may want to pull back just a tad. Consistent lighting can be another problem but your look good.

I would also be interested in any tips folks have for us!

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