As an Etsy seller, I’m always trying to improve my photography. On a very competitive website, often your product (and entire shop) is judged by one thumb-nail sized photo on a search results page, and that’s all the chance you get. Talk about making a good first impression!
Consistently fiddling with photography for me, as a miniatures seller, involves adding realism to a tiny-sized scene. Oftentimes, this involves finding inspiration in other seller’s photos: some of my favorites include Brae of otterine (mind-melting miniatures), Ashley of butterflyfood (mouth-watering food photography), and Myra of Twigs & Honey (breath-taking vintage-inspired bridal accessories). Sometimes, this even involves buying some teeny tiny plates and silverware for fancy luncheons. (This is always fun.)
This is all well and good, but since I’m trying to put together a Halloween lookbook of miniature treats, I’ve got to shoot for just the right look. I want to toe the line closely enough that I’m a memorable shop, but I don’t want to distract or pain potential customers. This is where I need your help. I’m going to share some photos of my Halloween set below. Would you do me the favor of picking your favorite, and least favorite, and dropping me a line in the comments telling me which is which?
Please, let me know what you think. Any input is greatly, greatly appreciated.