Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

Tips to Look @ Before Saying “Say Cheese!”

Wanting to capture the little masterpieces I’ve created this week before they sell at the craft bazaar, I did some research on taking photos of items as well as how to take photos just for Etsy.

One article I read discussed what types of cameras work best for these special photos. Jen Kiaba {check out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jenkiabaphotography} wrote this article: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-the-right-camera-7355/. A point in her article discusses the quality of pictures between an $800 camera, $250 camera and $15 camera. Take a look at the article and each camera’s photo of the same necklace. Jen’s conclusion: “Check out the image comparison and see for yourself. Which camera would you choose? The Fujifilm FinePix F30 is still my favorite, but I was pretty blown away by the Nikon CoolPix L4 as well. And for $15, you really can’t go wrong!”

I found her article and other articles from Etsy very informative. Many of the points they discuss I’ve been already implementing thanks to a digital photography class in college and looking at my sister’s fantabulous photographs.

If you are striving to take better pictures of your craft pieces {or anything, really} like myself, take a look at these spiffy articles! I’m sure you’ll glean some informative suggestions:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/shop-makeover-series-feature-friendly-photos-3222/ 

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/before-and-after-with-etsys-old-timers-full-timers-8400/

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsys-guide-to-photography-10979/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Etsy%27s+Guide+to+Photos&utm_content=etsy_success_102110&utm_campaign=etsy_success_102110

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CLHS Craft Bazaar & Broken Record

My dear blog followers, hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. Life’s been super busy lately with work, meetings, and family. However, I have also been busy with card making. I have broken a personal record: In 5 days I’ve pieced together 93 cards and numerous gift tags.

All the hard work and lovely paper items are for an upcoming craft bazaar. For those in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, please come check out the Concordia Lutheran High School craft bazaar and visit my table! What I’ve gleaned from the advertisements is that there will be food and free admission!

  • Concordia Lutheran High School
  • 1601 Saint Joe River Dr
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
  • 9am-3pm

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