Tips for photographing your products

When selling online, it is so important to have great photos of your products as this is all that the potential customer has to go on. They can’t physically touch your product so having clear, well lit photos with a good close up is vital if you want that customer to make a purchase.

This is all great in theory, and I thought that I would be fine as I’ve always loved playing around with my camera, but my goodness; its harder than you think! We’ve put photos of our sewing kits up on Etsy but neither of us are thrilled with them, they just don’t do our lovely little kits justice. With this in mind, I’ve scoured the internet for tips on how to take the best photographs and I’ve listed them here to help in the hope that they’ll be able to help others!

First up are some very helpful tips from Mike on handmadeology.com It focuses on taking great photos for your Etsy shop and covers the macro setting on your camera, using props and backgrounds, and how to get the best lighting

Next, Nicole from Making It Lovely, found here, talks us through taking a photo against a white background. She also shows how using photo editing software, like Photoshop, can transform your image.

And lastly for now, Ashley at Make it and Love it, found here, gives us her tips on using your camera and a piece of white poster board, along with a few different angles to get gorgeous photos of your product.

Well, thats my weekend sorted then, I will be playing with my camera and trying to get some perfect photos of our sewing kits, to really show them off! I hope these tips have helped you too.

Louise x

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Love Hearts

If there ever comes a day when we cant be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll be there forever

-Winnie the Pooh

Here at Home Stitched Home HQ we love hearts, no we adore hearts and we want to share some lovely, hearty pictures and news with you.

I gave little lavender hearts as my wedding favours for the ladies


Rowenna has made this gorgeous hanging heart for her bedroom


I have crocheted lots of little hearts to hang from a vase of twigs, with my white enamel heart, at the bottom of my stairs

(Click here for the easy-peasy tutorial I used for the hearts)

and we have both used hearts as the design for countless cards, presents and home furnishings. See, we really love them.

We also have a Pintrest board dedicated to these little beauties and so it should come as no suprise that the first Home Stitched Home sewing kit will be…

A Hanging Heart, handmade by you

The kits contain everything you need to make yourself a gorgeous hanging heart, right down to the needle, thread and pins. There are a choice of pretty fabrics and the postage and packaging is absolutely free. Production of the kits started this week and we are pleased to announce that they should be on sale by the end of next week so watch this space for more details.

Sending hearty best wishes,

Louise x

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