First of all, "arrrrgggggghhhh!" Prepping clothes for sale is harder than I thought.
Issue 1: LIGHT. Light is a big one when taking photos of clothes to sell online. It has to be good lighting, otherwise the colour will be off - and obviously it's vital to get colours as accurate as possible when you're selling online. I couldn't achieve exactly what I wanted to at the studio.
Issue 2: BABY. My one needs attention. He's only really happy playing on his own for about 10 minutes before he starts getting annoyed I'm not playing with him. Therefore, the majority of my project has to be completed when he's in bed.
So, Issue 1 plus Issue 2 equated to finding a way to take the photos at home. A good, crafty sort helped me set up a bit of a backdrop:
So I tried another tactic, setting up outside.
This was frustrating for two reasons. The first reason - weather! It kept raining as soon as I had set it all up. I set it up and pulled it down 4 times that afternoon. The second frustration was when I finally evaluated what little I did, the photos were way too bright and 'contrasty'.
So far the light inside my house is winning.
Now onto my main frustration - and you just thought my subject title was figurative didn't you?
Oh, OH the wrinkles!!
Consider, When you're viewing clothes online or go into a store, you don't appreciate the fact someone has had to iron them after they've been in boxes.
Yes, I am quite the old-fashioned feminine type in a lot of ways. However, I am Generation Y, as in 'Y the heck would you iron something?'
I think I'm going to have to find some way to get on with it! Perhaps roller skates and a retro-cool ironing board cover?In the meantime, it's just loud music. And maybe a bow.
It's very cool going through everything and I am still very excited. It's just a case of ironing out those wrinkles.