Pretty as a picture

Let’s talk about product photography! There are a billion articles out there on how to take great photos in general, great photos for products, great photos specifically for jewelry or ceramics or people… but this article is going to be about how I do it, and my journey in learning.

The 365 Project

Y’all know I’ve been taking a photo a day for almost eleven years now. What, what? Even I didn’t realize it was that long, but when I went to go look, sure enough, I started in 2003. A lot of pre-2009 was lost in the Great Blog Disaster of 2009 …

My ghetto light box

I forget where I was just talking to someone about light boxes. TheOtherBonnie, maybe? Yes! Oh. Huh. I could have sworn I commented on that post. Whoops! Hey, Bonnie, here’s a picture of my light box — This is the second one I’ve built. My first one looked more like …

It’s like looking into the sun

OK; so, the day I took this, I was also wrapping Christmas presents and madly painting and glazing the last of what I wanted to get fired in the kiln before Christmas, and who needs a picture of that, right?! And I felt I’d done enough cute cats-and-dogs-snuggling-together pictures in …

No focus

Remember about a month ago when Verizon made me want to spit nails? Well, according to my contract I was eligible for an upgrade on the 17th (of September). So last Thursday I thought I’d go into the Verizon store to look around, because in my mind it made more …

Linkdump: Abandoned Places

Cleaning out some saved sites, so I apologize if any of these are ones you’ve seen before! I love abandoned places. Old falling-down houses, bricked-off subway stations, hotels that were never finished, power plants left to rot, empty hospitals and institutions. There’s just something so lonely, so stark, such a sense of …