Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Welcome to my little shop blog!

I figured I needed a spot to talk about my creations, progress, etc. I haven't been putting many new ballerinas on etsy, as I'm rather disappointed by the responses. Yes, I've sold some ballerinas & hairclips, but the custom orders can be tedious, time consuming, expensive in materials, and not guaranteed sales.

Some of the slow sales can certainly be attributed to my poor quality pictures. Everyone who has ever looked at the online shop and then received one of my ballerinas have exclaimed how much more beautiful they are in person. I know this and am trying to come up with a solution.

I've been looking into photo boxes to evenly distribute the correct amount of soft white light onto a product. Many are expensive, and I've already invested a lot into my little business. I did find a DIY macro photo studio on Strobist and I'm going to try it before turning to more expensive options.

1 comment:

Manners and Moxie said...

I love your new little space here!!! You have been quite busy, haven't you??? Beautiful!

I don't think you should limit your selling to just Etsy. Really. I've never done well on Etsy.

You don't have to spend a lot of money on a light box for your pictures. Here are some ideas: http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/09/snap-away-with-these-diy-light-tents.html

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent/

Google "DIY Light Tent" it pulls up a lot of good results.

Here's a tutorial on adjusting your pics as well:

http://theswitchboards.com/articles_professionalphotos.html

I hope this helps!

Hugs to you!!