Taking good photos isn’t easy
We are enthusiasts for creating, there is no doubt about it. When we get an idea, we get an incredible flood of enthusiasm and energy, and we’d love to work on it right now. And if we do that and create something our own, something that we’re really proud of, then it’s the feeling! At times when I feel I’m moving forward, only “wow” goes through my head.
This is a process that every polymer artist definitely enjoys the most. But just as a businessman has to do things he does not like, an artist has to deal with how to show his work to the world, how to value and sell his products. My more intense passion, than the polymer clay, has become photography and an overall thinking about visual identity. For many of you, taking photos of your own products may not be favorite activity. I understand you. Finding your style of photography is as demanding as finding your style of creating. It is not easy to learn to use a camera or even to choose the one that is right for our needs. But when we go through this process and understand what we want and why (like what our life is about), we get a great feeling that the camera works for us and does not do what it wants as it once did. In addition, we get the exact results that we imagined. Everything can be learned, a quick process of shooting and processing. Just have a system that suits you and don’t be afraid to constantly try and discover.
In creating we try to find our own style, to be recognizable. Photos of our products are more important than we can admit. We can take photos in a one-color background and have a “studio” style of photos, we can take pictures in nature and have a “natural” style, or have own favorite decorations and achieve a “still-life” style. I’m kidding with these names. Anyway, there is another option, I think, that can address best. And to capture the thing we are photographing when it is used. It can be jewelry wearing by a lady or even by the artist himself, who will be more the face of his products. From a photo like this, it is immediately clear to the potential client what the product’s parameters are and how it looks like when it is worn.
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