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Why Using a ‘Not Your Photo’ Watermark is Pointless

I keep seeing crafters using ‘Not Your Photo’, or ‘Not Yours’, or ‘Not your Picture’, or ‘Mine, not yours’ on pictures they share online. I wanted to take a quick minute today to highlight that using watermarks such as these are pointless and do little to protect your work. Why Using a ‘Not Your Photo’ …

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10 Product Photography Tips for Silhouette & Cricut Businesses

Good product photos sell your products. Everyone knows that, but getting those great shots can be tough. Here are some of my favorite tips. 10 Product Photography Tips for Silhouette & Cricut Business Owners Know your camera. I can’t stress enough, to take better pictures – you have to know how your camera works. Whether …

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6 Background Ideas for Product Photos

Photography week continues! While I’ve mentioned photography backdrops a few times in the week already, let’s look at some specific products and places that make great product photo backgrounds. 6 Background Ideas for Product Photos The great outdoors. The light is bright and perfect for taking product photos, so find a natural setting and shoot …

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What is a Photography Light Box (and Shotbox Review)

As Photography Week continues here on the blog, today we are going to talk about light boxes and tents. So, what exactly is a light box or light tent? They are basically boxes with translucent sides that diffuse light onto your product without producing shadows. To use a light box, you place your product inside …

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The Secret to Photographing Glitter and Holographic Material

I’ve been there so many times: I’ve made the absolute most beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous creation known to anyone in this world using glitter or holographic materials and when I take a photo of it – it doesn’t sparkle! Instead, it looks flat, and usually pretty dark compared to the rest of the photo. Have you …

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A Recommended Online Photography Class for new DSLR users

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 …

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