Sunday, January 3, 2010

♪ Pictures are Everything ♪

I recently decided to update my etsy shop by retaking some flower pictures. Some were shot in less than ideal situations, so I knew I had room to improve them. I ran into a few problems, but overall was glad I took on this little project while I had some time.

My photo editing computer program slowed down my progress until I figured out how to re-set a few preferences. About a month ago I lost the hard drive on my computer. It was a sad day that took me off-line for what seemed like forever. Luckily I had my data backed up, so after a stint in the Mac Shack and a major software upgrade, I thought I was back in business. I re-installed Photoshop Elements, my preferred editing tool. However it had been a year since the last install, so I had to go back to the book to find out how to get everything as I wanted it. Finally I had the tools in place to update the flower pictures.

I worked at being more creative with backgrounds and accents to make my pictures pop. The roses above are sitting on my sewing box and have some greenery wrapped around them. Now I'm eyeing everything in my house to see what would look nice in a picture. These flower magnets are sitting on my marble window sill:

With just a little imagination and good tools, it wasn't hard to get some fresh pictures in my shop.


Dyche Designs said...

Sorry to hear you lost your hard drive, pics look great though.

Happy New Year

emosback said...

They look great!