Creating Photos of Your Work

Taking photos of my own pieces has been a learning process.  The light in my studios never seemed bright enough and most regular light bulbs produce a yellow glow.  My knowledge of studio lighting and camera equipment has in past few months.  Looking back my beginning photos were terrible.  I couldn't get the right lighting and most of the time I used the wrong background.  Advancements in the iPhone or Photoshop could only do so much. So, I took advice from other professional photographers and I sunscribed to a DIY Facebook channel that demonstrated how to make your own light box out of cardboard box.  I created the box out of an old shipping box, white tissue paper and bright white poster board on the inside.  The tissue paper helps soften the lighting.  I also invested in an LED work light that was under $30 to balance out any yellow light.  I was surprised to see how much my photos improved from the first quick shots.  Being online means finding creative ways to display your work because a potential customer can't see or touch your work in person.  Investing time in your photos will only help someone else what you do after you just poured hours into one of your creations.  Even if you can't afford top equipment there are alternatives - you just have to be a little incentive.  I would suggest following other artists or DIY groups online.  They may come up with solutions and improve your own skills.  I hope this tip helps with your own photo skills.  Remember to hit like if you find this useful.  I included one of the DIY links below so you can follow the same channel!  Thanks for visiting Mahieu Studios!

-Mahieu  

Artist and Author at Mahieustudios.com

 

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 After studying other professionals the picture is bright, simple and focuses on the pieces. 

After studying other professionals the picture is bright, simple and focuses on the pieces. 

 Before the lighting was wrong and the background/holder was distracting.  My beginning photos weren't flattering even if my family hit the like button. 

Before the lighting was wrong and the background/holder was distracting.  My beginning photos weren't flattering even if my family hit the like button.