The old saying is, “A picture is worth 1000 words.” For online businesses (and blogs!) I couldn’t agree more. When customers can’t touch your products, they rely on the images you post to convey the beauty, textures, and details of your item. You’ve probably noticed that some of the most successful online shops have professional quality product photos. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already heard the exciting news I posted: I just invested in my first DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel T5. I purchased it on Amazon.com as a bundle for $529, and it includes everything (and I mean everything!) shown below:
Great! I’ve got a brand new camera, and I really don’t know the first thing about it. I mean, I can take pictures, but I want to take ah-mazing pictures. So, I headed over to Craftsy.com and started browsing photography classes. If you aren’t familiar with Craftsy.com, it’s a website that features all kinds of online video classes for various crafts. You can take the classes at anytime, and the links don’t expire. If you have questions, you can interact with the instructor in the virtual classroom. I signed up right away for Rick Allred’s Basics of Digital Photography class. I’m nearly finished with the class, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to any new DSLR owner.
If you are a more advanced user than me, you might be interested in Product Photography at Home, a class offered by Jessica Marquez and rated 5 stars by people that have taken it. It’s definitely the next class that I plan to sign up for on Craftsy.
Cheers to both of us taking better pictures – may you always remember to take the lens cap off!
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