New Trick for Old Dog

When I sat down today to post my comments about my craft and capturing it with a camera, it dawned on just how long ago I started selling my stuff, as I like to call it. My kids have helped me categorize my designs by giving them such exotic labels as “Leather Centerpieces”, “Cornerfold Wallets”, I’m sure you get the concept. Marketing and presentation are not my cup of tea. Leather crafting is. I guess there is something to be said about admitting your shortcomings.

It’s with that thought in mind, that brings me to today’s topic. How the hell do I get an above average photograph of my stuff so it can be accurately judged and valued by prospective buyers? Personally, I just don’t think it can be done, especially when talking about “Leather Centerpieces”. To me, they are extremely well thought through and easily add a dynamic to any home decor. But how does one appreciate that through a photograph?  How do I show them how nice they are? I still say there is no substitute for touching, and feeling and of course smelling the leather if that’s your thing. I guess I just need to get over it and get on with the task at hand.

I am just not sure I can answer that.

But since my kids have been hounding me for countless years about taking better photographs I decided to invest in a table top light box. Below is one example of before and after using the light box.

This transition is important to me and your comments are too. So let me have it where it hurts.