One of the many things I have been contemplating lately is photography. Not necessarily about becoming a professional photographer, but more about how photography can affect us. I’ve been thinking about everything from how far photography has progressed in the past 100 years to how photography can be a make it or break it point in business. A good picture really is worth a thousand words.
To that end, I have realized I should have better photos for the Studio. Most of the photos I use involve my cell phone camera & the poor lighting in my dining room. That combination does not produce the best quality photos in the world. While I don’t need the best, I would at least prefer something a bit more visually appealing.
So along with re-writing all the description for the items in the Studio, I am pondering new photos. And I’m pondering how to get them. There are a few possible avenues to pursue. I don’t think I have a horrible eye when it comes to photographic composition. Meaning the least expensive & possibly easiest way to upgrade to a better quality photo would be to find my little point & click digital camera, and invest the time in finding a place with better lighting. Not an impossible feat.
Another easy option is to try to tap one of my many photographer friends to see if they would be willing to do some stock photography work with my jewelry & cards. And if not a trade for their use of the photos as stock, perhaps a trade for discounted product or custom product. Working for trade can be a fabulous thing in most cases. It still works fairly well in some countries that have not deified cold hard cash.
So, this is a small goal in the larger “Improve The Studio” goal. Wish me luck, and have a great weekend!