Sunday, February 20, 2011


(Etsy Entrepreneurs Member) PhotographicEye says

As a photographer I can tell you right now that you don't need special lighting for displaying your items.

Pick a nice clean pressed bedsheet. Pin it to the wall and let it drape over a table. Be sure the drape is long enough to cover the table front.

Next what colour is your ceiling? If it's white that's great. Go get a single construction light I think you can pick one up for about $20. Here a link for what I'm talking about. This is double head http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Workshop-Equipment/120-LED-Twin-Headed-Rechargeable-Work-Light-On-Tripod-/invt/rl00046.

Take the light and point it UP to the ceiling. Now you are ready to take your picture. If you use a point and shoot you should be OK. Get down to the level at which you are looking straight on.

Take pic# 1.

Next making sure you still have the sheet in the image, move 45 degrees to one side then the next.

Take pic #2&3.

Lastly. Move in close and shoot some nice closeups to show of the details.

Take many pics and edit them as needed.

Oh and please be careful these lights get EXTREMELY hot.

Let me know if this helps.

For more photo help: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7978/etsy-entrepreneurs/discuss/6783321/page/1/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information. I'll give the sheet a try.