07 November 2010

the unlucky 13 get a listing facelift

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A while back I toyed around with changing my listings to photographs of the pieces. I decided that the scanned images looked cleaner, and stuck with them as the first pictures of my available originals. I figured~ the photos are still in the listing, so people will see them.

It is wishful thinking on my part, and I should know better. I can't guarantee with any certainty that anyone is viewing all of the images in my listing.
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I need to remember that these pictures are extremely important in explaining my work to those who cannot physically hold it. {Thank you to the little bird who reminded me of this}. I hear from buyers all of the time that the listings do not do my pieces justice. It is true~ my characters are not flat, scanned images.  They are on beautiful blocks of wood~ three dimensional objects. I realize that is hard to see at first glance from the images that I have been posting. So, I am going to get over my need for a nice, orderly shop page.  Instead, it will be filled with photographs that will allow those who view my art to experience it a bit more.

What do you think about the change? Does it help you see my work in a new light? Add to your experience?


3 comments:

Micki said...

I love the new photos, this is something that I have big issues with as I am not very good with photography, your new photos of your work are fabulous though!!

Micki x

stella latwinski said...

Thanks Micki! I do not feel I am very good with photography, either {although I think your listing photos are terrific}. I like to blame it on my camera from time to time, but I know that photography is a skill. Like any skill~ practice is needed.

I can also make the photographs a bit more orderly by making sure that the pieces and the camera are in the same spot with each photo. *^_^*

Ahh, it is all a lesson in patience!

thewillowsnest said...

Yup I like it!!! Definitely gives a more 3d feel..
I really LOVE the gravel and peeling wall setting too!!