Tuesday, December 20, 2016

TIME MANAGEMENT: Taming The Picture-Taking Beast



Well, I just finished editing another 11 pics for a new product that I need to list. As I tensely sat forward in my chair, and leaned towards the computer, working as fast and focused as I could to swiftly complete the task, I remembered my promise. I promised myself that I would stop taking so many pics of my products.

I'm an amateur and handmades products photographer who uses a PS. I taught myself how to skillfully take pics by starting years ago with a $60 camera (on special for $25) from Office Max. I learned what it takes to product clear, sharp up close photos, leading me to upgrade to a camera with a macro feature. Along the way, I learned how to edit photos that I uploaded into my computer. The first ones were almost microscopic, because I didn't understand about resolution and pixels. So through much trial and error, I have become a pretty good photographer/image editor.


I've just fallen in love with the photography process. Though I also love image editing and manipulating, the number of pics that I take has become a burden. I am such a prolific creator, that I just don't have time to run free with photography. It does not help that the many angles of the recommended and necessary product photography is very exciting to observe through the viewfinder.

Some products require more images than others, so that prospective customers can get a complete view of the handiwork. Recently, I began wanting to have at least one unique image for each product that I list simultaneously at various venues. That is not helping my resolve to reduce the number of pics that I take.

I promised myself that I would take a maximum of 4 photos of my products, and increase it when necessary. That necessary resulted in the 11 pics of my Handmade Dragonflies Decorative Envelope

Some products require more images than others, so that prospective customers can get a complete view of the handiwork.

Handmade Dragonflies Decorative Envelope by Artsy Craftery Studio

I've just fallen in love with the handmades products photography process.

Handmade Dragonflies Decorative Envelope at Paper Euphoria
I'm doing ok with keeping my resolution, but I still need to work harder to prevent so much relapsing. I'm almost to the point where I spend way too much time producing product photos ~versus~ creating products. Don't you know: the business management side of creating to sell is the bane of the creative?

2 comments:

J C said...

Your dragonfly envelope is beautifully creative, Sandi. I dont think you should worry much about a multitude of photos. It takes many, many for a professional photographer to get just one or two good ones.

Merry Christmas to you and your. xo

Sandi- ArtsyCrafteryStudio said...

Merry Christmas to you and your fam, Judie! Happy New Year!!!

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