First I get excited and have a WOOHOO! moment. Then I get a little bit sad. I feel a sense of pride with everything I make and generally get attached. Every blanket I make, item I sew or chair I refurbish is my favourite as soon as I finish it. I’ve put a bit of myself into it.
Today I sold the brown on brown chair that is pictured. I love this chair. The detail that came out in the woodwork when I sanded it down and stained it was beautiful. It’s going to its new home at someone’s cottage and they’ll love it, but I may always love it a bit more.
When I post items for sale on Etsy I don’t just snap a photo and upload it from my phone. I choose the best time of day to use natural light, in a bright room. I style the item different ways – with props, a variety of backgrounds and folded / flat. Offering your prospective buyers a few views of each product gives them a shopping experience that’s as close as possible to buying it in a store. They can see all angles, the way the fabric drapes over something and it in comparison to items around it.
As much as I love shooting my wee guy and using him as a model for some of my items, I don’t like putting too many pics of him on the internet. There’s enough there already that he’ll dislike when he’s older 😉
Do you have any tricks for shooting your products?