Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Yokoo, AmyEsther, SandFibers,
AngelaGerhard, rachelaustin, immortallongings
kpglassjewelry1, TrilliumArtisans, modica
thejadedog, Naftali, annrubyking
Friday, September 5, 2008
So here's the skinny on the who, what, where, why and entertainment:
Join IHR Sunday September 7th at Capitol Hill's Chop Suey!
IHR features 40 of Seattle's most innovative indie designers and urban crafters at Chop Suey
from 12-4pm the first Sunday of most every month.
Be sure to stop by September 7th and shop the best variety of urban crafts,
try out the new Chop Suey eats, and hear our live DJ, DJ Jessie Beans, ispin their tracks!
Special guest for September is Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.
IHR always has the latest and greatest in urban crafts!
1325 E. Madison, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Shortly after that I decided to focus on my images. This is the real trick to making it work on Etsy. This is how you will end up on the Front Page frequently. I feel as if I have progressed in three stages with my photo skills: Novice - pic.1 (bad, with no idea what I was doing) , Apprentice - pic.2 (better, seemed to have figured out the lighting trick), and Experienced pic.3 (I love photography and all it nuances).
I often look back at some of my very early photos. My first camera was a Fuji FinePix from 2006 with only 4 mega pixels. All I can say right now is: what a difference a few mega pixels make:) I'm not complaining about my great little "point-and-shoot"... not at all. I love it and I actually would like to get another point-and-shoot by Fuji (the shutter on mine broke and I decided it would be a good idea to upgrade).
So, now I use a Samsung GX-10 and I absolutely love, love, love it. I only shoot in manual mode - so much more control over your environment that way. You can do this with your own camera - even if it is a point and shoot. Take some time to read through your manual (or get it on-line if you had a fung-shui attack and threw it out - just go to the makers website). Also check out the specs on you camera easily on the dpreview site - really helps if you want to know something fast about your camera. You really will see a difference in the quality of your shots if you control the exposure and speed of the photos.
I have to say that I am extremely lucky with all that has come my way. I now take photos for another Esty store: Trillium Artisans (check out the great work they have). I have also taught some photo workshops to new Etsy artists on how to better see and photograph their work and I also do one-on-one lessons with some of the Artists through Trillium. It has been so much fun and I hope that my enthusiasm for photography is infectious.
So, get out there (before the Winter sun hits) and take some fantastic pictures... it really is worth it. Persistance always prevails!