The Best Places to Get Stock Photos that Don’t Suck

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There’s a reason “a picture is worth a thousand words” is a cliche: it’s true. Marketing your biz means you need to catch people’s attention. And the competition to get customers’ eyes on you is stiff. So, knowing the best places to get stock photos can help. Quality, on-brand images are a must. But, believe […]

How to Light Your Product Photos Like a Pro

How to light your product photos

Light is the most important part of photography! It doesn’t matter how spectacular your products look or how state-of-the-art your camera is; if your photography lighting is bad, your pictures are going to suck. Period. Keep in mind that your camera sees things differently than your eyes. Your camera is sensing how much light it […]

How to Make Your Camera Settings Work for You

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Fiending for that fancy camera? Or have one in the closet that you never quite got the hang of? From ISO to f-stop, we are here to help you! Let’s get up close and personal with your camera settings. (Most of this info is going be focused on DSLR cameras, but a general understanding of […]

What is the Best Camera for Product Photos?

What's the best camera for product photos

In today’s world, owning a business that sells products usually means selling products online. But your customers can’t snag your goodies from their screen to touch, smell, or try.¬† Give them the next best thing – clear, mouth-watering product photos. To get great product shots, you need the right camera for the job. Or you […]

58 Photography Terms You Need to Know

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Are you ready to get in the know when it comes to photography terms? There’s a lot of jargon that pops up when you are talking photography (kind of like soapmaking).¬† If you hire a pro photographer, it’s easier to get what you want if you ask for it in their language. And, even if […]

Watermarks: Should You Use Them to Prevent Image Theft?

Should I Use a Watermark?

I’ve recently spoken about what is legal and illegal when it comes to content found on the web, but I wanted to dive into this more with a specific talk about images and watermarks. I’ve seen a few¬†of posts in soapmaking groups on Facebook about stolen images, logos, and the like, and one major thing […]

The Importance of Stellar Product Photography (& Why You CAN Totally DIY)

Unless you are selling your products in person, 24/7, 365 days a year, your product photography¬†impacts your bottom line every single day. ¬†They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s true! It doesn’t matter how great your copy is or how creative your product names are, if the photos suck, you aren’t […]

12 Common Photography Mistakes That Might Be Costing You Sales

Common Photography Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

When it comes to running an indie biz, we become accustomed to wearing many hats – accountant, sales rep, copywriter, etc. It’s hard to be completely awesome at every aspect of biz, but some aspects really hurt us. Especially when selling online! Being your own photographer is one of those hats that is extremely important […]

Taking Your Own Headshots Until You Can Hook Up with a Pro

Tips for Taking Your Own Headshots

I am terrified of the camera, I’d much rather be behind it than in front of it. Plus, just like all of my lovely readers, I’m very much so in bootstrap mode of business. I have professional photos booked in on my goal list for January 2015, but what am I going to do between […]