Bright, natural(ish) light? Check. Skillful use of props to create a cohesive shop environment? Maybe - we'll see after I've updated all my pics. Slight Photoshop adjustments to make the pic as true-to-life as possible and special Etsy-friendly cropping? Check.
Over the weekend, I finally got around to making a ("hillbilly," as Annie Howes would say) light cube, thanks to the highly amusing tutorial over at Elegant Bloggery (one of my faves!), which ultimately led me to this other, less amusing, tutorial by Strobist.
Once I had my cardboard and tissue paper monstrosity assembled (while enduring the endless heckling from my husband), I set the whole thing up in the craft closet, closed the door, turned out the lights and voila! The end result is a bright and white as if I'd been outside on a crystal clear morning. Here are a few more examples:
What do you think? Better? They're still not perfect, but I feel like I'm getting there. At least they're in focus and my whites are white. What are your feelings on the props? Leave an opinion if you wouldn't mind - I definitely need some input. Be brutal. I'm a big girl!