I’ve been making jewelry for a couple of years now, and have been entangled in the very drawn out process of re-branding. Branding can be difficult, I went through a slew of different names before I finally committed to one. To be honest, I think that was the most difficult part. The next challenge I was facing was getting decent product shots with the equipment that I have. My camera is an old Canon power-shot digital elph, which is still a great camera, BUT I’ve gotten a scratch on the lens through the years. I was considering sucking it up and finally buying a digital slr, but my purse strings are tight these days. I recently bought my iphone and have since fallen head-over-heals, particularly with the Instagr.am app. Yesterday I began messing around with using my iphone to photograph some of my bracelets, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I’ve downloaded the basic Adobe photo editor onto my ipad which is perfect for the small amounts of editing I need, such as cropping and brightening. In addition to that, I grabbed an app on my phone itself called BeFunky which does the same things. Both are free. Here’s what I got:
Not too shabby.
I’ve officially launched my other site, Las Charolastras. Check it out!
And stop by the shop and show me some love
(Product shots taken by me, other photos taken by Gill at Denim Ninja)