My guess is that you found my blog via part 3 of my guest author posts over at the fabulous community and e-commerce site: Meylah (Haven't heard about it? Well, if you like reading blogs, buying /selling handmade work direct from the artist and/or maybe even an artist yourself, you should do yourself a huge favor and check it out!)
With permission from the awesome folks over at Meylah, I'm going to jump start the party by reposting those three blog entries here! (Thanks Meylah! You're the awesome-sauce!!)
- · What is the piece made out of?
- · How big is it?
- · How heavy is it?
- · How wide is it?
- · What does it feel like?
- · Try taking photos at lots of different angles.
- · Go extreme – get down to eye level with your work.
- · Learn how to use your camera’s manual settings to manipulate your photos.
- · Play with the depth of field (sharp focus in front, soft focus toward the back) to create visual movement within the frame.
- · Be daring and let part of the piece fall off the edge of the photo.
- · Take super close up (or crop your photos) to highlight the texture of the piece.
- · Take a photo of the piece in or on your (or a friend’s) hand
- · Place it next to an everyday (internationally recognized) object like a drinking glass, pencil, leaf, stapler, a pile of thumbtacks, a lemon…you get the point.
- · Important: Be sure the object you are using for comparison falls off the photo’s edge so it doesn’t compete with your item!