I finally had a photo shoot day this week!
I took these pictures using a homemade light box. It’s a great way to take pretty, white pictures, as long as you have a big enough box. You’d be surprised by how big a box I need just for the little wristlets!
This is what the pictures look like before I crop and edit them. The box is huge compared to the little wallet I’m photographing! With all this white sometimes it’s hard to tell when the editing is good. I always want the backdrop to be a clean, bright white and sometimes it causes me to over expose the subject, so I’m continually reminding myself it doesn’t need to be pure white to be a good photo.
I also like to take pictures on a watercolor background, that I made. I feel like it adds a little bit of interest but isn’t to distracting from my fabric prints.
I’ll be spending most of tomorrow editing pictures, and I’m sure I’ll need a second or even third photo shoot day to get all the pictures I want. I used to really dislike photographing my bags which was weird because I LOVE photography. I was always disappointed with how the photos turned out so I would just keep reshooting and reshooting. The great thing about this is once you do something so many times you start to get better at it : ) Now I really enjoy photographing my bags, it’s even hard for me to stick to my photo agenda because as soon as I get started I just keep thinking of different shots to try. I don’t think my pictures are perfect or as good as they could be (major perfectionist here) but I’ve learned to not be so critical of myself, every time it gets better and I’m definitely my own worst critic.
I hope you all enjoyed this little behind the scenes post, any photo critiquing is more than welcome! That’s how I learn!