Holiday 2014 Camera & Equipment Buyer’s Guide for Craft Photographers, eBay Sellers, and Bloggers

My favorite time of year is here! I love cozying up inside when it’s cold outside, the sparkling decorations on everything, the emphasis on family and friends… and food – oh boy, food! This is ALSO my favorite time of year because it’s the best time to upgrade your photography and crafting supplies! Between…

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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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Ultimate Product Photography Tips List

This massive compilation of the web’s most useful articles and blog posts about photographing crafts has it all: backgrounds, cameras, lighting, tutorials, styling, composition – if it’s not here, it doesn’t exist! (Okay, we’re kidding on that one – if you know of a good resource we missed, tell us…

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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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Product Photography Lighting Tips for Absolute Beginners

Let’s take better photos! It’s all in the lighting. Follow these four product photography lighting tips and get ready for amazing photos that encourage clicks and beg for Pinterest repins! Tip 1: Take photos without flash This is Rule #1 when it comes to taking nice-looking product photos. You’ve probably…

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