It is very important to take great pictures of your craft items. Take lots of
different views of the same picture.
* Alway use a tripod, and set your timer. (The slightest movement will cause
* Use your Macro setting. (This is for close up Pictures)
* Use a light box or shoot outside on a cloudy day, or indirect sunlight.
* Learn about White Balance. (This will help keep colors true)
* Use a neutral background.
* Learn about the exposure settings. This is when your camera analyzes the
lighting of your picture and then makes a decision based on the lights or dark
that it sees. If it sees really bright it will lower the exposure, if it sees dark
colors it will over exposure.
How to Use Scanners for Photographing Jewelry
Do you have problems when it comes to photographing your jewelry? I have
never been happy with my photos that I take. I have read all kinds of tips, and
tutorials on how to take better pictures of my jewelry. From making my own
light box, macro settings, white balance, taking pictures outside in indirect light,
etc. And I have not improved much. It is very frustrating. Then I ran across
this tutorial on photographing your jewelry with a scanner. So I tried it, and
this is what I got.
* Turn not so good pictures into good pictures by Photo Editing. Here
are a few Photo Editing Program that you can download and try.
www.picasa.com -free photo editing
www.Serif.com - graphic design & photo editing software, free downloads
templates for business card, brochure, business stationery, etc.
www.gimp.org/ -free photo enhancement, custom tools.
www.Photoscape.org -free photo editor, tools, filters
www.Getpaint.net -free download, PDF creator
http://www.irfanview.com/ -IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and
innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer.
www.Pixlr.com - free photo editing software, vintage effects
www.PicMonkey.com -free online photo editor
www.FastStone.org - Photo Resizer, image converter, tool that intends to
enable users to convert, rename, resize, crop, add text and watermarks and
www.FotoFuze.com - Web based
Here is a link to some excellent tips on photography. The Beading Gem's
Make your silver shine -DIY reflectors to make your jewelry shine.
BrightHub - Photography tips & tricks.
The Craft Floozy -Photography tips, ISO, shutter speed.
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Free Photo Editing
Pixels Posting Sizes
When posting pictures
online, for a better,
non-grainy picture your
pixel sizes will need to
be as followed.
Forums 200 to 300
Websites, blogs, ebay
350 to 400 pixels
Online Stores 1000
Handmade Artist Shop
Pics 420 wide x 329
Tripod.com tools to create a
slide show, photo gallery, and