Tuesday, September 03, 2013

a world of pictures

I've been quiet.  I've secluded myself into a world of photo taking, photo editing, and listing editing the last two weeks.  And I've found myself sinking into it and moving slower with it.  Yes, I bought fun new photographic equipment.  Does it really streamline my process?  Not by much.  I think it will with time, but not as much as I'd like.  I'll always need to put the photos into photo editing software which is where my slow spot is.  Not that I can't do it fast, just that I don't enjoy doing it.  So I move slow.
That's ok.  That's where I am.  I made the commitment to rephotograph my shop to make my shop the best I can.  And I'm sticking with it.  I also came to the conclusion that when my pace turns into a complete stop I need to give in and pick up some beads.  That conclusion hit me on Sunday.  I was in a blah mood, needing to photo edit but not actually doing it.  Thinking of all the things I could be doing.  I actually said to C that if I just put some beads in my hand's I'd be a happy camper.  Took another 45 min before I actually got up and put some beads in my hands.  I then cranked out a two beaded pendants and the beginnings of a new flower.  Same thing happened on Monday.  A few beads and some hammering of wire and things were looking up. 
So you might have noticed that the stock in Crymson Flower is slowing going up.  There are lots of new flowers mixed in with some renewed listings.  Can you tell the difference in my photographs?  What do you think?

And because I lack amazing pics of me taking pics.  I'll show you some of the listings I've been posting. 


Anonymous said...

:) You HAVE been busy :) I think the progress in photography definitely shows - the lighting is even and soft, the colors feel true and natural, and I think the pictures are clearer than in the older listings.

Photography is difficult for me also :) I fortunately have my partner to help take most of the shots at this stage - I participate and then do all the post processing. I'm also fortunately that I enjoy the post processing.
But when I get to the listings - ooh, man, those are hard for me, and I procrastinate like crazy!

A process I've been trying to employ: figure out which parts of running the shop I like the least. Break them into pieces, 1-2 hours long tops at a time. Do them every couple of days, the first thing in the morning - then reward myself with getting to the parts I enjoy.
Hasn't worked always for me, but I try to remind myself that it's better that I put something, ANYthing out there - better than nothing. And, that I can always come back to it to correct.

In any case, I'm rooting for you to get to that next goal you set for yourself! :D

Crymson Flower said...

Thanks for the photography feed back. I'm glad you can see the difference. Sometimes when you look at it for so long it all looks the same.

I like your process. I'll have to give it a try to get through my photo craziness. =)