Wednesday, 9 July 2014


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Monday, 7 July 2014

Soooo I have been redoing my entire shop look

Soooo I have been redoing my entire shop look the past couple of weeks and I guess I was pretty pleased with my new style shots, bright, clean, clear and attractive and I thought it was how my look was going to be for the foreseeable future, well as it turns out so much for that. Browsing the gorgeous pinterest I came across a blog post by one of my favourite designers Sparow Salvage  all about product photography.

I was lost, I adore  the way she styles her shots, I love  her designs and the realism and practicality of her blog posts (  a comment about camera settings and the color purple is one of my standby remarks becuase mine is just the same).

A trip to the antiques center was required and with a little help from some lace doilies and my own stash of vintage poetry books, paper ephemera and a vintage photograph of my grandmother I set to work

I must say I'm pretty happy with the results. I've got a romantic and attractive look that  doesn't go too far into the  'bridal' and goes well with the rest of my shop.

So my old shots

and here are my new ones

Some of them need a little extra editing and lightening but I do like the general feel of them and I've been getting some good feedback from my Etsy team members so its all good to go with some tweaking and maybe some more layers in white and cream but I'm feeling confident that I'm on a good track

This is the original Sparrow Salvage post for you all to look at.Its a great post about  photography in general and getting a good 'feel' for your shop