Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trying something new...

After long admiring (envying) those lovely natural light photos you see all over Etsy and blogs, I finally took the jump. I set up my own little natural light corner of the studio.
Before:

Heavily Photoshopped and time consuming!

After:

Less Photoshopped! Still time consuming!

What do you think?
(They're both over here, if you'd like to see the rest of them.)

-Claire

10 comments:

subu said...

is it bad that i like the before shot better?

lacey said...

oooo! I like the after shot better. I can almost feel the texture with my eyes!!

Raggy Rat said...

i like the after shot, with the gentle shadow and texture ...

ninon said...

I love the natural light effect, is so much more close to reality! and this is important when someone has to buy it! great improvement

Absolutely Small said...

Subu: Nope, not at all! I worked really, really hard to make the shots look like that, so the validation is nice. ^-^
And thank you all for liking the after shot, too! It's helping me build up some confidence. ^-^

head-lint said...

So I went and checked out your before & after shots (sold & for sale) shots on esty to examine the change more closely.

The before shots had a DIY charm and certainly could be used as your aesthetic if you choose to really embrace it. They work.

But the new shots are much stronger at depicting the product. Keep at it. I would definitely continue to show your little vignettes too -They are the chickenpants personality and I think help connect people more with your plush critters.

head-lint said...

also, maybe try some on some colored backgrounds - see what happens.

rubyred, of course! said...

I like after. It looks sooo soft. I want to cuddle it.

Leeanna Butcher said...

Both are good shots, but I like the more natural feeling of the after shot- it's softer and not as "harsh" as the before shot. The after shot really makes your plush feel cozier and more huggable. If you're going for the "WOW! in-your-face" type shot, then the first one totally works. If you're trying to get someone to feel an emotional connection to your work, then the second one works really well. :D

Absolutely Small said...

Thank you all for your comments! I appreciate it. ^-^ I think I'm going to keep on taking the natural light shots for awhile. Well, assuming the sun comes back.
And yes, new Chickenpants Limited shots are on the way soon!

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