Saturday, August 30, 2014

Our Product Photography Journey

Real cool part of making and selling crafts online is thefun of photo shootings. I love photography and lately I have discovered new ways of taking product photos.

Today I want to show few pictures that were taken during our shoots with my daughter, just to show that photo sessions can be pretty fun :) I must admit that in times I need to pribe my daughter in order to have her more cooperative - a new dress or something does the work. our deal is that every 5th sale of the products she has been moder for gives her a new dress.

Some of the first product photos of my crafts were taken in Belize where we stayed for almost a year. We lived on an island called Caye Caulker and as soon as locals found out that I can crochet, the orders started coming in. We worked out a net hat that worked well. After a while I decided to start selling these hats on as well and that required nice photos. Here you see my girl making faces and showing poses I didn't really request but oh well....

I ended up using this photo:

Here are we in Guatemala, in a tiny town called Flores. There I could buy yarn in many bright colors, after several months in Belize where yarn is not really what you can get any time and anywhere, it was such a pleasure to do the shopping even though it was only acrylic yarn that was available... So I made many colorful rasta mesh hats out of it.

End result? There wasn't really any :) I think I used this one (took some new photos later on though):

Here is another one that we took in Estonia, after building a little home photo studio. I knitted a rasta hat that has an open top and can be used as a cowl as well. You can see that i built the back drop of calc paper.

The end result is here. The photo is a bit darkish but all in all I am satified - it is just the beginning of my "career" in product photo :)

I have so much room to develop my skills and it is so exciting! So does my girl, she is getting better and better in modelling, good for us both!