There's an exciting change on the way for The Polkadotte, once everything is finalised I'll be super excited to share it with you all! Just don't want to jinx it by divulging too much just yet! So in the mean time I'll be super busy planning it all and being all official and businessy!
Today's job in the mean time however is getting some new bits listed in the shop!
Did you know I photograph all the stock myself? I don't use stock photos - mainly because I don't like them but also because some of the items I make myself! - so they're are no stock photos! I like to try and keep the branding all the same so the photos flow and look consistant so I like to stick with a simple polkadot background and switch the colours up every now and then. What do you use for the backgrounds I hear you ask?!... I just print out some patterned paper! Nothing wrong with simplicity I say!
I like to try and capture 5 pictures of each of the items, different angles and close ups just to get a fuller idea of the piece that you're wanting to buy! It's surprisingly tricky to convey aspects of jewellery just simply through pictures - I'm one of those that love to pick everything up and feel it with my hands!
I can't just photograph my stock at any time of day or in any weather though! Dull days are terrible for photography - dim light means I'd have to edit the photo and turn it brighter which often ruins the white balance and can make photos look super blue or orangey yellow - which isn't nice and crisp like I like them to look! So on a lovely sunny day like this - photographing takes priority! Which can often mean having to cancel social plans just to jump on the opportunity!