I love taking pictures, it's one of my other most favorite hobbies...yes, I have a lot of favorite hobbies.
I have a wonderful hubby that bought me a fantastic new camera for my birthday this year, which has substantially increased my LOVE for taking pictures and photo editing.
I thought for today's post I would share some of my tips and tricks for taking fantastic pictures. I am no professional photographer, so please remember that these tips and tricks are just me playing around with my camera. The products featured on this blog post are some of my soaps and candles, and Hand Built leather accessories from Huaracha Studios. (She is amazing)
Step One: A Light Box. I purchased 3 sheets of the thick poster board at my local Fred Meyer for 2.99 each, then cut each of them in half. Using four of the sheets, put together a box (a bottom, two sides, and a back) without a top or a front. I used duct tape to hold them together, but you could use whatever works. You could even use Velcro, and make the entire box collapsible if you wanted, mine is not. And now you have a simple light box. Tip #1: make sure when you assemble your box that you get the seams nice and tight so that no light can get in between the cracks, recruit a helper if you need to.
Which brings us to Step Three: Staging/and taking pictures
And of course if you have any questions at all you can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you live in the Snohomish/Skagit county area in Washington State and are looking for someone to take product pictures, email me. I may be able to help you, or give you the name of a few fantastic photographers in your area!