Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Say Hello to my Lightbox & Giveaway Opportunity

When I first started selling on Etsy, I had no idea how to display my jewelry in an attractive way, let alone photograph it! It definitely took me a little while to get the hang of things; I ended up searching Etsy to see how people arranged their pictures and reading a lot of different tutorials. Here are a few pictures B.L. (before lightbox)....

Granted, the pictures aren't bad at all, but for my vintage jewelry I wanted something that looked a little bit more professional and that focused more on the piece itself rather than the background.

Somehow, I ended up finding a tutorial for a make-it-yourself lightbox and thought I'd give it a try. Here's what I ended up with....

Not the prettiest looking thing in the world and it IS at least 2 years old, but it's done one HECK of a good job with enhancing my photographs! Here are a few pictures A.L (after lightbox)...

While I'm beyond grateful for what this do-it-yourself lightbox has enabled me to do throughout the years, it definitely has it's drawbacks. It's pretty old and is falling apart; I'm going to have to re-tape a few edges because they're coming undone and replace some of the tracing paper because there are more than a few rips that can be found.

One of the biggest drawbacks is the size of the thing and how much space it takes up! Believe me when I say my room is pretty small, especially with my jewelry workstation and supplies strewn about, so space is coveted.

Here's how I have to store my lightbox....

As you can see, there's not a lot of space and this thing takes up quite a bit of what already is quite limited. I have to move it around just to be able to get clothing from my dresser!

This is why when I came across The Beading Gem's Journal's giveaway for a Modahaus TS400 Portable Photo Studio, I knew this was my chance to get an upgrade and hopefully take back some of that coveted space in my room!

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If you're in need of a little boost to enhance your photography skills and product pictures, you can't miss out on this fabulous giveaway! It ends Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6 pm EST (5pm CST).

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for the above post. All thoughts and opinions in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. 


Crocheted Little Things said...

YAY thanks for sharing! That is a cool little tent! I hear you about the box, I went through several myself :(

Memories for Life said...

My photography has improved since I started selling 5 years ago, but it's still a perpetual work in progress. Your photos look great with your light box!
Thanks for the giveaway info!