Simple White Background Product Photography Setup

Need some lovely new photos for your shop but limited by a tight budget? This DIY white photo background setup costs less than $5!   Supply List 1 large sheet of white poster board tape (painter’s, Scotch, masking – any kind will do) 2 big pieces of white foam core…

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Best Indoor Lighting Equipment for Craft Photographers

The most challenging aspect of product photography is getting the lighting right. Lighting affects everything: color, sharpness, shadows, and the overall quality of the image. The outdoors can be fickle and difficult to rely on – clouds, rain, and, oh yeah – that thing called winter. The best way to…

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How to Get Great Photos with your Point and Shoot Camera

The humble “point and shoot” is where most of us get our start in photography these days. But as you dig into photography and notice your friends are shooting with fancy DSLRs, it’s easy to feel like your “inferior” equipment is holding back your photography. While that might be true to…

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Best Cameras for Craft and Food Photography (and every budget!)

I recently spent well over 20 hours researching my next DSLR purchase (I’ll reveal what it is in a future post!).  Along the way, I realized there’s good cameras at every single price point – so I put together this camera-buying guide for other crafters and food photographers thinking of…

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Best DSLR Cameras Under $500 Comparison and Buyer’s Guide (Updated Quarterly)

Welcome to DIYCraftPhotography’s detailed guide to the best DSLR cameras under $500! Updated quarterly! Last update: 11/4/2014 Are you still using a point and shoot? If you’re ready to kick everything up a level, you might be ready for a DSLR camera! Crafters, food bloggers, and Etsy shop owners will…

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DSLR Advantages over Point and Shoot Cameras for Crafters

DSLR cameras (that’s short for “digital single-lens reflex”) are the powerhouse cameras favored by serious photographers, bloggers, and craft businesses. DSLR cameras are larger, heavier, and more expensive than point and shoots. What can a DSLR do that a point and shoot camera can’t?  Read on as we explain the biggest DSLR…

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