If you are like me, you would like to take pictures of your stitched work that best shows it off. On this page I’m listing links to articles that you might find useful. While some may be from bead and other types of artists, the tips are all relevant and readily translates to photographing your stitching! A basic tip I’ve learned is to take your photos in natural light, on a surface that complements your work. Use what you’ve learned about design from your stitching classes to set your piece up. Take lots of shots from lots of angles and choose the best one to work with in your photo editing software.
07.27.2012 A tip I just learned. Find out if your camera has a “macro” setting and learn how to use it. If it doesn’t, find out if you can attach a lens that will do the same thing. On my camera (Nikon digital) the macro symbol is a flower.
- Natural Sunlight Product Photography (By Timothy Adam from Handmadeology)
- A Journey in Photography – Product Photography Tips and Tricks (By Timothy Adam from Handmadeology)
- Seven Tips on Better Picture-Taking For Your Blog and Etsy Shop (By Mike of Crafty Dad guest posting on Handmadeology)
- Big List of Product Photography Tips for Etsy Sellers (By Timothy Adam from Handmadeology)
- Photo Editing (Split Coast Stampers and Joanne Basile provides a nice visual step by step using at hand materials to create an effective “product photo shoot.” You can even print out the tutorial…look on the right.)
Updated: February 22, 2013