Monday, April 14, 2008

Trashy photos...

I recently opened and Etsy shop and have been doing some reading on how to improve your shop. One comment I kept running across was take good photos. I knew the ones I had were adequate, but I wanted better.


Then I remembered the homemade photo shade I found through Tanya the Art Butcher on her site Tacky Living. Tanya has dub it the Trashcanulator 2000.

Ignore the mess on the rest of the table. I have been working on an article for the next Fibre & Stitch an online mixed media zine, more on that later.


Here is what I did..
I bought a small opaque wastebasket from Target. Cut a hole in the bottom large enough to fit my camera lens. And started shooting a few photos, check out the before and after photos.....

A few before and after using the photoshade....



9 comments:

GraceBeading said...

Wow... what a difference, great idea!

Sue B said...

wow! I'll be picking up a small opaque trash can the next time I'm in Target!

StegArt said...

Wow seems to be the common response here, but...WOW! Thanks for sharing this Amy, now I have a better grasp of what you were explaining to me.

Tanya Brown said...

Hey, cool! Glad that was useful.

May I also sort of recommend the sort of useful Backgroundulator 2000?

http://www.tackyliving.com/article.php?id=201

It's helpful for getting uniform backgrounds for slightly larger objects.

Darcie said...

Very cool, Amy! Thanks for sharing that! Indeed it certainly makes a HUGE difference.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is just fantastic, Amy!!!

Pat said...

Well, I am impressed with this tip and plan on getting the waste basket next time I go out shopping! I have enjoyed reading your blog this evening....Pat at birdnestontheground

Betty said...

Brilliant idea!

Diane said...

The difference in the before and after are amazing. What is your light source?
Thanks