Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blog Recovery Mode

April has turned out to be a busy month for me. It's been so long between postings I'm incredibly embarrassed. I've been photographing all kinds of things -- sandals, candles, brides, adorable engaged couples, and greeting cards -- and I've been doing a lot of writing, too.

To take a break from editing an article I'm working on, I went diving through one of my picture folders and decided to work with an image I took in Vancouver, BC, right around Chinese New Year. It's going to be listed in my Etsy shop a bit later today.

Bicycles make me happy. I like bikes with fenders, reflectors, bookracks, and a little bit of rust for character. I remember all the bikes I've had in my life from the time I was six years old. The happiest thing about bikes is that you really never forget how to ride them.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trying New Stuff

Manmade stones set in sterling silver

I'm working on a bunch of product photography projects these days, and it is so much fun to collaborate with my clients and figure out the best way to showcase their beautiful merchandise.

In the midst of it all, I am also experimenting with some jewelry-photography techniques. What do you think of this presentation? I'd love to have some feedback on this -- when you look at photos of jewelry, do you like to see interesting backgrounds, or do you prefer a complementary color or just plain white? Is texture important? Is use of shadow okay? I love to get input...Let me know!