Crochet bloggers, designers and sellers should pay close attention to their photography.
We live in a very visual world today. The internet has allowed us to share and sell our projects to people from all walks of life with one caveat – the photos we use to represent that item is the only way to bridge the physical gap between us and our readers or clients.
Okay, so we know that photography is important but where to we even start to improve or learn? There are entire programs centered around photography but the good news is that for our crochet purposes, we don’t need to become an expert. We just need to know where to focus our time and attention.
I asked, Bethany, from Whistle and Ivy to join me this week in a discussion about crochet-related photography. One look at her blog’s photos and you’ll see why. Bethany shares that photography was a learned skill for her so her journey is easily related to you and I. She uses basic equipment and the knowledge she’s gathered over the years to product the beautiful photography you see on her blog. What I love about Bethany, is that she is a realist – she tells you exactly what you need and nothing more.
- About Bethany and her journey from full-time mom to passionate blogger and crochet designer.
- How to use lighting to product excellent quality photos.
- What cameras you need (and don’t need).
- Other equipment related to photography that may be helpful.
- Staging and photo composition for crochet projects.
- A basic introduction to photo editing, image size and file types.
Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Bethany!
Links & Resources
@WhistleAndIvy on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter!
- Canva – Free Design Creator (great for social!)
- Gimp – Free Image Manipulation Program (free alternative to Photoshop)
- Adobe Creative Cloud (paid premium editing software)
- Snapseed for Android – Free mobile photo editing software
- Snapseed for iPhone – Free mobile photo editing software
Thanks for Listening!
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