Actually, more like working on photos. I suppose this is something I should have done months ago but I never really paid much attention to the fact that I should "get to know" my camera. I bought my camera (my first ever digital) back in December and never really fiddled around with the settings. Really, I didn't have any idea about them until I got one of the Etsy emails about Storque articles and threads in the Forum about taking pics. So, I grabbed my camera, a pen and pad of paper and started to play. I wrote down the different settings I was using for future reference. The best thing about having your settings correct is that you don't need to edit the photos much. Here are a few I have done so far.
This bracelet (above) is not in any of my shops at the moment though I may re-list it over on Etsy with the updated photos. It's woven in a weave called Inverted Round and I used argentium silver and rainbow anodized niobium rings. I think with the new photos you can see the range of colors on the niobium rings much clearer. The rainbow rings are so cool and each ring has at least 2 colors on it.
This next bracelet is one listing in my Etsy shop here. It's a chainmaille weave called Queen's Chain and I added the Swarovski cubes as a center piece. Like I said, the photos didn't need much done to them other than cropping which is such a relief.
This last photo is a pair of earring I just made recently and will most likely list them over on Etsy too. I call them Queen of Hearts. Obviously you can get the heart part of the name but the Queen part comes from the small section of Queen's Chain at the top. There are so many chainmaille weaves and so many new ones all the time but I tend to gravitate towards the older ones such as Queen's Chain, Byzantine (ropey weave), Double Spiral (ropey weave) and European 4 in 1 (flat weave). I'd rather use one of these weaves and add embellishment of some kind. I try to learn new ones but I always end up back with the old standards. So, what do you think? Be honest now, you won't hurt my feelings. Well, even if you do, I won't tell you. Do my photos look a little more "professional"? The only problem I seem to be having is with the copper jewelry. I may have to get a different (darker) background for those items. Maybe a grey rather than black.