|Camera and photo from VintageSpark on Etsy.|
|Gorgeous picture, feels like you can reach out and touch it , how about giving me some lessons? Item and photo by AnBlathPaipeir|
I'll be the first to admit, most of my photos SUCK. My husband thought it time for me to upgrade from one of those "point and click" Kodak with "three functions", so when he got me one of those fancy Ashton Kutcher jobs I wasn't sure whether to thank him or cry. (Soon it was the latter). I was and am still clueless. I have read and reread the manual 100 times and honestly can't process it. (If it's not just point, click, zoom, I'm no good.) So if you are thinking your photos aren't good enough, put yourself in my shoes. Imagine having crappy photos but owning a super duper camera, that's pretty bad. I don't own those expensive software programs like Photo-shop. Then someone told me they were using Picnik for years. I played around. You can join the service for a small fee, but I made all the below using Picnik's FREE services.
THE MISSION: Make a banner link for someone to add to my blog.
|I had to use a photo from Modern Plastics shop.|
THE MISSION: Have some fun with this picture by Ohzie, and zoom in closer to the hat.
|I had to use a photo from Ohzie shop.|
THE MISSION: Spice up my glove mold photo.
|My photo is just blah....lacks luster and bad exposure.|
THE MISSION: Make this picture of DoLoBo Jewelry stand out for a small mention in an upcoming blog post.
|The original is okay for Etsy, but we needed to add some spunk and make it artsy.|
|Spunky for a sidebar on his blog! I used a saturation and grainy look on Picnik.|
MISSION: Make a collage, if you have too many photo angles and can't fit them all into Etsy, use a collage for one of your pictures.
Here's a mini collage with only two photos!
|Photo collages are available in any size. I sharpened the dress to show more floral design, and added the writing, as you can tell I really like that font. Photos by TexasVintageThings.|
|Or you can just make basic collages if you have too many photos for Etsy. This one I made from Modern Plastics.|
I truly believe photos sell your product. All of the above are just tools to help you spice yours up a bit. There are so many items on Etsy now, it's not hard to find a few of the same. I would rather pay more for an item that looks prettier or better than less for an item that I can't see detail in or is grainy. So, why not have a Picnik date ?