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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 09:48:49 AM »
Good to see you now have a shop Jinnie!  ;D

Emma I found what you said very interesting & have saved the link for the photo-shopping to have a good read of later! You really are a fountain of brilliant information!  ;D

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 10:16:46 AM »
Good to see you now have a shop Jinnie!  ;D

Emma I found what you said very interesting & have saved the link for the photo-shopping to have a good read of later! You really are a fountain of brilliant information!  ;D

Lol - thank you! That is hopefully what the forum is about - sharing some of the info around.

That and fart jokes, obviously  8)

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 12:16:34 PM »
Great shop, Jinnie, hope you get lots of customers!

Great tip about the photos, Emma, definitely need to do something about mine.
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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 12:39:10 PM »
Lmao Emma!

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012, 03:41:46 PM »
I tried the photoshop altering, and for some of the pictures it works great and for some others it's working not so great.. The bagground turn all purpule..

But I'm working on it..

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2012, 04:34:10 PM »
It is defintely hit and miss

Also, you can put your little photoshop cursor in one place to make the background white and it will come with a yellow cast.

Put the cursor just a few millemetres to the side on a different part of the picture - and it will be a blue cast, or a magenta etc.

I just fiddle about trying different areas of the background until it looks right. I often still have to fiddle again with other tools in photoshop. I think over the years I have cobbled together my own way of doing it. It isn't perfect at all but it seems to do the trick.

And of course, not everyone wants white backgrounds. So I am not saying all photos should be styled that way.

But if you DO have a white background and the white balance is wrong in the photo, it affects all the other colours too and the jewellery starts to look dull and lifeless. So by correcting the white background, it sort of brings the colours in the beads back to true also.

Some beads and jewellery just don't photograph well with a white background anyway. White beads obviously, lots of highly reflective stuff can be hard too

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012, 09:13:50 AM »
Yes the photoshop is great, and I do fiddle around, and learn..

I use photoshop alot, but never for my own work or for closeups..

I think it's a matter of learning, as I don't want the beads to look to enhanced..

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:22 AM »
Yup - I know what you mean. But I think many cameras have a tendancy to "de-hance" the look of the beads, so photoshop is great for correcting that.

For online selling you just need the photograph to be as close to looking at the item in real life as possible. There is no point obsessing on it, because everyone's monitor is different anyway so you can have no guarentees how your image will look on screens across the world. But one can only do the best possible.

POlymer clay beads and jewellery are actually a dream to photograph compared to glass. Especially glass with iridescence etc like a lot of my lampwork beads have. But I have to say, preparing the photographs when selling is my least favourite job. It is tedious and boring! I long for a trained monkey who could do it for me!

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2012, 09:43:10 AM »
i have eto admit I find it quite borring and time consuming as well, also because, on the camara screen it looks great and then when open the pics, on the computer it's not good at all, and then it's back to make another pics..

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2012, 01:09:23 PM »
I loathe doing the photos. I usually take several shots with the camera using different exposure etc. But I dont knoe why as most times the first one I take ends up being the one I use!

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2012, 01:23:16 PM »
I have to admit, that my previus photo carreer is for taking vaca photos, so that's a hole new world for me, even to think about what to do with the camera, as I usualy just point and hit the button..

I'll learn though, over time..

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2012, 01:35:23 PM »
In a way I sort of resent all the different things we have to learn just to function and sell our work. I've had permanent brain ache for the last ten years learning this and that. Its quite exhausting really!
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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 06:30:20 PM »
I am finding the photographing and promoting for a shop is time consuming  - yet more hours at the pc.

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Re: Finally a Shop for med
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2012, 08:32:48 PM »
It really is amazing how much time gets eaten up with the marketing side of things. I spend probably 1/4 of my time making and the other 3/4 doing all the other stuff involved in selling the stuff I have just made.

It's a bit like an iceberg, with most of the berg being invisible under the surface

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