tag: photography


January 18, 2010

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hi dearies! i wanted to share with you my latest obsession, a creative mint. the lovely leslie shares her projects and photography in this dreamland of a blog- and like to sneak away there to find loads of inspiration.


exploring green :: more pink lemonade


vignettes of color :: vignettes of color


vignettes of color :: pinks, melons and peach

i hope you enjoy! xoxo

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photography :: anna inghardt

December 7, 2009

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you might have seen anna inghardt’s photos over at decor8 or even great full day- but her photography is so stunning and so lovely- that i wanted to make sure that you had the chance to see them.  her white wonderland is so pretty- they make me feel as if someone tossed a blanket of peace and silence over me.  you can view all of her white photos at flickr and a few more over at her blog.  what do these make you feel like?

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i love browsing the blogosphere and clicking away at all the lovely links my commenters leave behind.  a while back i stumbled across butterfly food and have been *loving it ever since!


i knew i liked ash as soon as i read her intro, “Fall and winter is here to stay and the holiday’s are cheerfully approaching. I know I may just be ready for some lazy cozy nights, comfy sweaters, spice cake, Christmas crafts, cups of hot cocoa and getting lost in a good book.” i thought, ‘now that’s my kind of gal!’

butterfly food is all about food and photography.  ash does her own photos and the results are fresh, unique and inspiring.  if you have a few moments- i encourage you to go get lost in it all today!

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kelly is nice

October 20, 2009

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night wisp necklace

kelly is nice

kelly lewis started her own business some 7 years ago named, kelly is nice.  she not only makes beautiful jewelry but lucky for us, is a fantastic photographer too!  i just can’t decide which i like to look at more- her jewelry or her photos!

elsewhere :: {shop} {blog} {site}

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beautiful monday

September 14, 2009

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hello! did you have a good weekend? i did, but mondays are always a little slow.  i thought i would start us off with some feel good, beautiful images from emma lynne.

pssst.. she also happens to be having a sale on select images!

emma lynne

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victoria {everman} klein

August 25, 2009

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victoria klein is a writer, eco-consultant, photographer, and cherished regular-commenter here at home to roost.  she has lived and traveled all over the world and her writings have been published in numerous magazines and websites, such as yoga journal, craft, readymade, boho and greenopia.com- just to name a few.  she also happens to be a like minded ‘rooster’ since she loves to knit, sew, read, practice yoga, garden and cook!

victoria klein

{clockwise} the spot :: tuxedo twins :: arbor shadow :: butter blooms

make sure to stop by her etsy shop, and also her fab blog!

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etsy shop help

{if you’re new to savior faire or etsy- visit our first post to learn more}

taking great photos that reflect your style and represent your product well is the key to online selling.  your customers can’t feel, smell, or wear your product, so they must rely on the quality of your images.  having simple, chic, stylistic photos can work wonders in boosting your online sales.

iloveetsy |ethanollie|

lighting :: if at all possible, use natural lighting.  flash generally won’t work for smaller items and usually gives an off-putting effect.  try setting up by a window or outside.  or, if you’re outside, shoot in the morning or afternoon as the noon sun is a bit harsh for photos.

|almeda pottery|

background :: this is where you can really style your photos and brand yourself.  however, you want to keep your backgrounds as simple as possible.  no one wants to see your cat or that 50’s mixer in the background.

work to create an overall theme for your shop.  use the same or similar elements in all of your shots and your shop will have a nice, inviting, cohesive look.  generally, a lighter background works nice and puts your product in the spotlight.  this ‘how to style your photos‘ article gives great advice and how-to’s on styling.

|maries vintage|

what works :: take as many photos as you can, from as many angles as you can.  play with light and see what works best.  your buyer will want to see the front, back, and sides, along with some detail of you work.  you can always crop in and edit later, but you want to know that you have plenty to choose from later on.

one of my favorite photo editing tools is picnik.com.  if you don’t have fancy editing software like photoshop, picnik allows you to edit all of your photos- for free!

|sarah seven|

the shakes :: try to use a tripod, if you have one, to reduce camera shake.  blurry photos never make you say- i have to have that.  if you don’t have a tripod- get creative!  steady it on a table or the back of a couch.  even leaning on something to help stabilize will help reduce camera shake.

|french logic|

get creative :: get creative and a bit editorial.  take from interesting angles and play with cropping.  using a more editorial pic as your first item’s picture on etsy might grab attention and make your browsers click out of curiosity.  you don’t necessarily want to give it all away up front, right?

|efia fair|

do you have any tips on taking great photos? please share!

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