Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Everyone Needs a Motivating Friend

This is my Lyndsey.  Do you have those friends who know you well and know when to give you a swift kick in the butt and who read your blog posts, like this one, and push you to put your words into action...that is Lyndsey.  I love her!

Yesterday she came over to take pictures for my header.  She got some amazing shots and I cannot wait to get them and create the new header.  She is an amazing photographer...she has such an eye for it and the determination to learn to photograph well.

She also helped me figure out how to take pictures of my cards so that I can get my etsy shop up and running (you know, the one I have been talking about forever, but still have not done!).

Typically, I take shots of my cards on my dining table because that is where I make them.  Lyndsey showed me that if I take pictures of them in the kitchen that I would have better lighting...and she is so right.  She also explained that since my table has an orange/brown tone that those colors would reflect onto my shots...ohhhhh.  Look at what she showed me:
I love the way it turned out and now that she has shown me I will be able to take some great shots for my shop!

I also have to add that I got the idea of putting a piece of card stock behind the card from Heidi.


Joanna said...

Now that looks like a great shot for Etsy! The card stock idea was brilliant. It totally makes the whole card "pop" from the picture. I can't wait to see the header your working on!!

LeAnna said...

Good lookin' shot, indeed! Everybody needs a friend full of good ideas!

Rach said...

We all need a swift-kick-in-the-butt friend. I'm glad she got you goin'! :o)

I love to take photos of my cards with card stock behind them. It removes all the other distractions. And, Lyndsey's absolutely right about the lighting in your kitchen--it's fantastic!

I can't wait for your shop to open--whee!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Awesome! I love the new blog look and the pix are great. :)

schwadette said...

i always put black behind my ebay stuff when taking pics... works GREAT! the details show up so much more than without it. :) i'm so proud of you for getting prepared to try the ETSY thing!! WOOT WOOT!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love the new blog look. Just beautiful. So crisp and clean. That card looks great. I love having friends that push me outside my box.

carissa said...

yay for photo tips and tricks! lyndsey is a keeper. : )

Kelli @ RTSM said...

She sounds like an amazing friend:) That card is great and the picture of it is perfect!

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

It's amazing how a few little changes in the background can make the pictures go from ho-hum to amazing!!