Another Show and New Products.

On Saturday this past weekend I had a booth set up at the Hartford Hodgepodge in the middle of downtown Hartford.  It was absolutely gorgeous out this weekend, with sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 80- totally rare for late September Connecticut.  Traffic was decent, although I suspect a lot of people passing through there were going to anyway, since it's in between bus routes.  Nevertheless, I met some great people and made a few new contacts and had a lot of people take cards.








My setup was largely the same as the previous show, with the addition of trying out hanging some of the scarves (I'm not sure I like it) and adding a set of new ornaments.  After a busy day Saturday I finally sat down on Sunday and photographed my newest item- ladies' and girls' headbands.  It's really hard right now to take all the items I've been making for shows and get them online.  There are so many color options that just photographing can take forever.  Anyway, I'm trying out a different photo setup- instead of trying to achieve the perfect white background, I shot them in my workroom in natural light with a darker background, and I think the colors pop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/miloandmolly

https://www.etsy.com/shop/miloandmolly
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/miloandmolly

22 new headbands can now be found in the shop!

I have new bookmarks and baskets, too, and shot them the same way, so I'm working my way through the photos.


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I like both, but the white background is more of a headache to get the right colors and I think the natural light on dark wood really makes the fabric colors stand out more true.  So it's a work in progress for now. Which do you like better?

5 comments

  1. Paige @ Little NostalgiaSeptember 30, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Holy smokes, 22 new headbands?! Work it.


    I understand the total headache of the white background. Hahaha. Even when I set my white balance, I sometimes get a nasty surprise when I upload things to the computer. I like the "natural" setting of the items on your desk. The colors do seem a lot brighter.

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  2. I need to place an order! SO much cute stuff. I like the natural background better :)

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  3. I think I like the wood background more. It gives the images more "life" ya know? I also like how the hanging scarves look. It's like a nice pretty divider between you and your neighbor.

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  4. I also have issues with white backgrounds, even setting custom white balance and trying to shoot at the same time each day. I guess it would be easier if I made or bought a light box for product photos, but I really prefer natural lighting, even if it's not uniform. I know light boxes give you flexibility to shoot at night or whenever, but the photos just don't look as nice to me (no offense to anyone who uses one lol). The colors do pop more on the darker background. :)

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  5. Such a colorful display. Love your cute little hoop ornaments. I like both photo backgrounds, but I know what a pain white can be -- so I'd say give the natural look a try.

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