Saturday, June 15, 2013

Product Photography

It's been a busy summer so far, as is evidenced by how quiet this blog has been, but I'm getting back into a schedule and have a lot of fun, new projects I'm looking forward to sharing with you!

I've lately been trying to improve my product photography, and my Etsy shops have been a great place to practice! A must for my serious ventures into product photography have been some professional vinyl backdrops. If you haven't yet heard of SwankyPrints, you must go check them out! I hadn't heard of them either until they were recommended to me in my search for that classic white peeling wood backdrop. This is seriously a fantastic shop! They have a huge variety of vinyl backdrops in a huge range of sizes for smaller products to large studio sizes for children, babies, and families. Plus, if you're slightly hesitant about trying them out for the first time as I was, they offer a coupon code for first-time customers, and then offer you more discounts for returning pictures they can use on the website. Top that with a high-quality product and top-notch customer service, and it makes a shop I'll definitely be returning to again and again! And did I mention how much I love vinyl backdrops? Unlike fabric backdrops, they'll allow me indulge my love of food photography too, and if there's a spill, no problem - they wipe off easily with water and a mild cleaner for larger spills.

Are you into product photography? If so, do you use backdrops and do you have a favorite source?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Back from a short break!

I'm back! As I'm sure some of you noticed, this blog has been rather quiet so far this year. I decided it was time to take a blogging break due to a back injury in December, and thanks to the help of my chiropractor, I think I'm over the worst of it, so I'm back to blogging!

I will be making some structured changes to this blog in the next month, including a schedule of crafty posts, i.e. tutorials on Tuesday, inspiration for new craft projects on another day, etc..., and re-working my side bar to include more detailed, comprehensive lists of my favorite sewing and crafting websites. I have lots of new favorites I'm looking forward to sharing with y'all!

And what have I been up to these past few months? Not quite as much photography as I'd like, but with spring around the corner now, there will be plenty of beauty outside to photograph.

 I've been working on lots of little fun sewing projects for the shops, including this sweet Apple applique onesie!
 This fleece owl receiving blanket was another quick, fun little project to whip up!

Would you believe this is yours truly? Along with a younger brother aspiring to perfect his photography skills, I had fun doing a 'Black Rider' photo shoot one rainy, foggy evening, and then editing in Photoshop!

Plus, check out our family blog! One of my little brothers, who especially enjoys using a camera, did his own blog post on my craft businesses!