Thursday, November 21, 2013

Photos 2013

Here are some of my favorite photos I've taken over the past year!
 Pittsburgh's South Side
 Pittsburgh's Sky Line

Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls, Canada

Pink Flower


Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Ornament Photo Shoot

Get ready for lots of pictures of my new line of rosette ornaments for Christmas available at Belle Rose Designs!
Why am I showing so many pictures of ornaments to you? Well, I'd love for you to take a look at them on my site but I'd also like to share with you my tips for taking pictures. 
None of these are knew but they are important. You can't sell anything online without great pictures. It's that simple. If you want to sell anything anywhere online your pictures must show what the items are. 

So here they are:
1. Use Natural Light. Make no excuses for it. The best way to get great photos is natural light. You'll find great tutorials for building light boxes which works as well but either way DO NOT USE YOUR FLASH. What I do is chose a day and time that I will have good light. I gather several items that need photographed and find the best light in my house. I usually set up a large piece of fabric over a chair and use it as a background.
2. Take a lot of pictures. Some of the will be blurry. Take a bunch. Take them from all angles. Use different backgrounds and props.  I always take a close up of my rosettes and then take one in my hand to show the size of it. But I take a lot! I mean like 100-200 at a time. 

3. Edit your photos. Learn whatever program you want or have but try your hand at editing. Crop out the background that doesn't work. Lighten if you have to and remove any blemishes that might have shown up while you took the shots.

4.Never use a bad picture. If my photos turn out bad I retake them. I know that nothing will sell if the photos are blurry so if the lighting is off or the photos are blurry or I missed a shot, I will retake them. It's so important. I'm not going to waste my time uploading and writing a listing if I don't have a great picture to go with it. 

So that's it. Hope you enjoyed my tips! Does anyone have any others?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New items for Christmas!

Listed this week on Belle Rose Designs
Get ready to decorate with pretty rosettes and burlap!
Red and Green Holiday Decor Set of Two Burlap Silverware Envelopes Rustic Shabby Chic Holiday Decor 
Christmas Holiday Decor Napkin Rings Burlap and Green Red Silk Flower Rustic Shabby Chic Wedding Decor Table Setting Table Decor Home Decor 
Red Roses Burlap Flowers Christmas Holiday Table Decoration Wedding Decor Country Shabby Chic Rustic Decor Home Decoration Candy Red Apple 
Do some holiday crafting with a set of cotton rosettes!
Holiday Christmas Decor Fabric Rosettes Red Flowers Emerald Green Flowers Lime Green Flowers Two-inch flowers Cotton Rolled Flowers 
Lovely little rosette ornaments! Perfect for topping gifts, attaching to gift bags or jars. Great to add to a gift card envelope as well.

 Rosette Ornament Holiday Ornament Christmas Decoration Gifts Hostess Teacher Gift Wrapping Red Green
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