This week Etsy Resolution got me thinking about my photos as some of them don’t do the products justice. If you’ve ever had to photograph printed designs you’ll know the problems I’ve been having. The aim is to make the media and the design look as crisp as possible but both can look pixelated when photographed.
The results can look anything but professional. Any attempts to correct it can make them look bleached which in turn reduces the quality of the digital design. One tip I have experimented with this weekend comes from Lyndsey James of Photocraft. She told to me that if you struggle to achieve a perfect white background then why not go for a comfortable grey. This is ideal for my white stickers on a white backing sheet.
Here are the results of my experiments using some 1 inch circle stickers that I made for Victoria from Destai Designs on Etsy. By not having to make the background a crisp white colour I can ensure the digital design has the right amount of contrast. Keeping the brightness down means the white stickers show up against the white backing sheet.
It looks like I have a lot more listings to work on now. Do you have trouble photographing any of your listings?