As I may have mentioned once or twice, I really like making stuff. I may have also mentioned that I like to sell the stuff I make on my Etsy shop. I also enjoy writing about the stuff I make and sharing photos with you. And, truth be told, I find the whole process to be pure pleasure and good clean fun. But the photography thing? That can sometimes be a pain in the butt. Here's why:
1) I am not a professional photographer.
2) Though I have a fairly nice camera, let's not assume that I know how to use it.
3) Finding someone to model stuff so you can take a photo can be sort of hard to arrange, and I HATE to inconvenience people or put them out.
4) Shooting during the day can be awfully hard when you work during all daylight hours (except a few at the beginning of the day, which don't count).
5) This leaves shooting on the weekends, which only happens once a week.
6) Since I oftentimes don't want to annoy people by asking them to model (see #3), I wind up modeling myself, which (unless Robb is around and is game to help) involves me standing on the street setting a timer over and over and over until I get it right. Embarrassing! But true.
That said, I made a discovery this week: the studio environment!
HeyAllday Handmade Modern Carpet Bags and a camera. Lo and behold, they were right! It IS fun and easy to shoot in a studio. It was dark outside but light in that studio, and I was in and out of there in ten minutes, thereby effectively solving all of problems 1-6 listed above.
HeyAllday Handmade spirit.
And of course, since I know you're all wondering, each one of the bags shown here is now up in my Etsy shop. You can see more of the studio shots there, plus a shot of each of the bags on a street scene with me, because old habits die hard. And yes, those ones were shot with that same old nerdy timer. Oh, the things we do for our craft...