|One of my earlier photo.|
|Natural Light Burp Cloth Set|
Then we moved and I got a great new desk to photograph my products on.
|Car Seat Cover on Plain White Background|
But I still wasn't editing my photos and because of some of the lighting I was using I kept getting this yellowish hue to my photos. Occasionally I got lucky like here:
|Natural Light no Touchups Required|
But this kind of photo doesn't come a long very often. I also don't often have the luxury of photographing in natural light very often. So most of my pictures were looking like the Car Seat Covers and I was anxious to post new products (remember my inventory push that wasn't very successful?) so up they went onto my Etsy Shop without much thought and editing beyond taking the pictures.
Now I have some time on my hands and I am getting a little better at Gimp. For those of you unfamiliar, Gimp is a free software that while is similar to Photoshop has many additional capabilities. I typically only use it for photo editing right now (someday maybe I'll use it for other things). After playing with my product images a bit, I have discovered a few things.
- NEVER AGAIN will I post something without first editing it!
- It's easier than it looks.
- It does take some practice, but it's worth it in the end.
I still have a lot of improvement on the actual composition ahead of me, but I think this is a great start for editing once I've taken the picture.
Look for a few tutorials walking you some of these techniques. Hopefully, I will demystify Gimp and photo editing for you just a bit. Who knows we maybe able to help each other out just a bit