Listing stuff on Etsy.
1. Make stuff.
2. Strategically arrange stuff to be photographed.
3. Wait for the sun to come out. This could take until July in Chicago.
4. Realize that shadows are too long,
too short, not bright enough or too bright...
5. Give up and do something else for a few hours. Or Weeks.
6. Take a zillion photos of stuff. Or at least 42.
7. Edit photos.
8. Post on Etsy.
9. Realize that the closeup photos of a 1 inch object on a 20 inch screen show ALL the detail.
10. Realize that people with anything larger than an iPhone screen
are going to see actual pictures of dust mites.
This is not a selling feature.
10. By ALL the detail I mean the minute, teeny tiny specks of dust,
solder and imperfections that you did NOT see!
11. Decide that closeups of anything are from Satan.
This charm looks pretty good.
The specks of dust on the black velvet?
I meant for them to be there.
It looks like sparkles!
This is the flip-side.
I borrowed (with her permission) this quote from
Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist.
You can't see the word I.
For this reason, it's not a good photo, though.
This one came out much better.
Still, not too bad.
Long shadows are a tad annoying.
This one is pretty good!
Used for so much more than drinking.
Unless you've finished a 1 1/2 hour photo session
and gotten 3 pictures to show for it.
It's not just for breakfast, anymore.
Not so bad, huh?
This is what I mean.
Looks great in person.
I lost the entire left hand side.
There's lint and bits of cotton
cleaning cloth, and a speck of solder I missed.
It's an adventure!
I'll leave you with these film noir pieces.
A happy accident!