I've been playing with photos recently. Our photos have focused mainly on giving you a really clear idea of what our products look like, but now I'm also trying to give them some context and make the whole image a bit more *ahem* pretty. It's not that I don't think our colourful coat hooks aren't pretty (they're ADORABLE!), it's just that I didn't know about Instagram this time last year, and the idea of showing anything other than the thing I had made in a shot was new to me. But I love to learn, so we've been trying new things.
I've been playing with props...
...and playing with angles.
We actually hung our hooks up on a wall to show how they look in use (radical, I know!).
Please excuse how scruffy my son's raincoat sleeves are. I've no idea what he's been doing with them! I could pretend this shows how we are an authentic family with authentic (gross) little kids, but I think I'll find something Toddler Boy hasn't ruined for our next attempt.
We've been out on location! In actual sunshine!!
I've always found product photography to be something of a dark art and something I need to improve on, but that is one of the joys of running a small business. There are loads of different necessary skills and you never stop learning. My hope is I can continue to develop and improve my photography skills. If you preferred something in particular, please do let us know, we love feedback!
A big thanks to Sam's Magical Threads who took many of these and for all the help she's been with the photography in general. Here is one of our rocket hooks with one of her gorgeous handmade Halloween hoodies. Bonus points for how well the clothes match the hook!