I am crazy for tatting, I love designing jewelry, and I the more I learn, the more I adore bead weaving - but I can't take good pictures of my work to save my life. It's not just the taking of the pictures which I am bad at....I mean, they are really bad - blurry, too dark or too bright, not centered correctly, coloring is way off - you get the idea. But I have serious problems with the staging of the item I'm trying to take a picture of. By staging I mean creating a mood for a piece with props and lighting. I have no eye or creative imagination whatsoever when it comes to that sort of thing. Some people just seem to do that naturally - take a gander over at etsy.com and you'll see what I mean - the front page is a plethora of staging at its finest.
I've always had a problem with my display for art/craft shows as well...the other artists around me have displays that look like they belong in a museum and me...well, my display just looks like it belongs in a flea market. Sigh.
I had a friend come over recently and take some pictures with his camera to see if maybe it was just my camera that was the problem - yeah, right - but these were the only two pictures (and we took A LOT of pictures) that came out even halfway decent, and in the first one I just noticed that one of the earrings is flipped backwards on the ear wire, and of course it bugs me that the ear wires are not straight either.
As in most of my previous posts, I guess I will just continue to scan things on nice paper backgrounds. At least that way they are clear and show the work well, even if I haven't managed to set any kind of a mood in which my work can really shine.
Thanks, by the way, to all those who welcomed me back to blog-land - I'm glad to see there are some people who hung around!