Thursday, January 10, 2008

Updated Photo

After my last post I just did not feel like the picture of the last piece was good enough. I guess I have been struggling with my "style". My goal is to better my photography, of course for my customers so they can better see what they are buying, but also to better represent myself through my jewelry. To get into juried shows and galleries you have to have good photo's. Some on-line galleries or collective request white or light backgrounds so they have continuity in their website. I tried to go all white but it just rubbed me the wrong way. I guess I am not an all white kind of gal. So I got out the scrapbooking papers of which i have a zillion and tried the shot again. I really like it. It is clean yet not stark like the white...and some rocks because that is just more me.

6 comments:

Deb @ Crysallis said...

Hello there Michelle, :)

I definitely like this new photograph format!! Very nicely done!! Your shots are definitely more focused now, which is great!! :)

good luck with your new endeaveur!!

HUGS!!

Deb @ Crysallis

Brandi said...

Hey Michelle! Saw your post on the etsyBEAD Google Group and came on over.

I have to agree with Deb here - I like this second photo much better. It's more visually interesting! And it's nice that it feels more like you - it should, it's also your work. :)

Beeeaaautiful necklace, too! I'm playing around with natural brass right now - how do you like it?

Sky Girl Style said...

Hi Michelle, I too saw you post onetsybead and came to your blog. The pic with the rocks is much better than the other (IMHO).
I used to photograph on rocks out in my garden and loved the earthy quality it brought to the photos. Do you use a light box now? Or natural, indoor light by a window?
I know the lonley feeling, my blog never gets visited.
Beautiful necklace, by the way...
Janet

SignatureSterling~Untie the Ribbons! said...

Thanks much, Michelle, for posting these tips -- great shots and awesome jewelry!!
Peace,
Sue
SignatureSterling

Teka and Zoe said...

I use a light box for my photography. I will be writing more about it later.

Anuradha malik Jagdhari said...

you make beautiful pieces. i like the old pic better, shows your workmanship better. the recent shot is more artistic.

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