13 Product Photography Lessons from My Fake Etsy Photo Shoot

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but people totally judge crafts by their photos all the time! Sure, tagging, titles, SEO, and relentless shop promotion have their own roles to play in bringing traffic to your shop, but all that hard work can be undone in…

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30 Free Backgrounds for Photos (From Around Your Home!)

I’m always on the lookout for cheap or free things to use as photography backgrounds, and I’m always surprised at how much I can find just by looking at things laying around my house.  Chances are you’ve got plenty of inspiration tucked away in drawers or closets.  Go on –…

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12 Tips for Photographing Cookies

No more ugly cookies!  I love trying new recipes, and when I’m on the hunt for a new recipe (or a new food blog to follow), the right photograph makes all the difference. These 12 tips for photographing cookies will improve the way you photograph and present your baked treats….

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Black Background Photography: The Secret… is Velvet

I’m fascinated by black background photography.  Solid black backgrounds are so bold and beautiful, but they are rather difficult to achieve with amateur equipment.  I bought a number of (what I thought were) black placemats, only to be disappointed as they turned out grey and pale in photos.  PVC, polyester,…

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