Photography for Etsy

I’ve always found photography for my Etsy listings to be such a challenge.  The right lighting, placement, set of images, background… all pulled together make a fantastic shot, which it seemed I could never attain.  I have a great camera – a Canon EOS Rebel T3.  It takes great shots… of the kids.  But I could never figure out how to set up my shots for etsy.

After my vendor show, I had a few paintings that didn’t sell that I wanted to list on Etsy.  I knew I needed better photography than I’ve used in the past.  Frankly, I’m more excited about this set of paintings because they are all hand lettered.  I’m more proud of them than some of my earlier work.  I started going through the camera settings and decided, based on the description, that landscape was probably my best bet.  I also knew I needed natural light, not sun.  I’ve got this old ladder in my dining room that sits by a set of bay windows in the back of the house.  We are facing East/West so this area is bright in the morning, but just right in the afternoon.  After much trial and error, I found that setting up the tripod and timer helped capture great photos that weren’t wobbly!

Here’s where I was before:

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Here’s where I am now! (very excited about this new photography!)

It’s amazing how great improved photography makes things look more appealing!

Keep creating!

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