As many of you know, I’ve been busy trying to photograph my cards for my Etsy shop. Although there was some hair-tearing and gnashing of teeth earlier this week (see here), I’ve now settled happily into a routine with my camera. I discovered that photographing the cards on our dining room table (which gets southern, but indirect sun) works best. I’m shooting with my Canon Rebel xTi camera equipped with an 18-55mm lens. Setting the white balance to “Shady” has given me the best results, although I still have to do some temperature correcting in my photo-editing program. I’m a fan of shooting with the Av (Aperture Priority) mode since you can get artistic-looking blurred backgrounds. (If you’re curious to learn more about shooting with Aperture Priority, this explanation may be helpful.)
Part of the fun has been to pair my cards with props to help “sell” the image. Today when I set out to photograph this card…
It occurred to me that a sweet treat might be the perfect accompaniment. After playing around with the position of my props, I decided that I liked this shot best.
But then I wondered if the little tart might look more real if it had a bite taken out of it.
Unfortunately, my bite ended up looking too big (and the two remaining raspberries looked odd), so I had to eat some more.
(The dessert is now gone, but fortunately you can find the card here!)