If there is one thing that I have learned after selling on Etsy for almost two years, it is the power of a professional looking picture. It can make or break a sale in about 2 seconds, maybe less.Even after all this time, I am still learning, and still trying to achieve photographs that look like they are ready for a print campaign.
I yearn for a camera like this:
But for now, it is just me and my handy little point and shoot Nikon.
So tonight, on my mission for furthering my photography education, I came across some really great information, and thought it essential to share the wealth! And at the end of the post you will be able to head over to Indie Fixx's Weekly Photo Challenge to show off your skill!
1st stop...Picture Correct
This site has an incredible wealth of information regarding photography, for beginners to professionals.
Here are a few of the topics I perused, and found very helpful:Aperture Settings
2nd Stop...Mommy's Camera
This is a wonderful blog for the Point and Shooters out there! I just saw that she posted a tutorial on GIMP, which I use...so after I wrap up this post, you know where to find me...on her blog reading up :)Tutorials
3rd Stop...The Etsy Blog
Most Etsians have probably already read the Guide to Photography, but what the heck...go back and read it again. I did. It is chock full of excellent information from some of the Etsy Experts!
Here are the topics:
4th Stop...The Etsy Forums
5th Stop: Cheat Codes
Hello awesome! I found this little gem on the lovely White Space is Nice.
And the beauty below lives on an awesome little blog named The Hollie Rogue (formerly Milestones and Memories) Every Friday on her blog is Photo Friday! WHAT? Crazy awesomeness I tell you!!Image originally via Two Peas in a Bucket
Now, go play with your cameras, take tons of pictures, and get ready for the
at INDIE FIXX!!!
Last week's contest ended today, so that means that you have a week or so to take your perfect picture and submit for next week's contest! Even if you're not ready, go visit Indie Fixx because is is chock full of Spectacular-ness!
And don't stop there! Do a few google searches and you can find so many helpful sites out there to help you out in your photographing journey.
Remember to send your lovely pictures to me so that I can do a future post to show what everyone has learned and mastered!
Hope this was helpful!!
Have a lovely Thursday!!