There have been several posts on Folksy forums recently on how people manage to take good clear photos (especially in gloomy weather conditions) this is something I`ve struggled with at times over winter, when there`s no sun the photos are dark & when the sun does come out they look washed out! I looked into pop-up photo tents but the price put me off a bit (not making enough selling cards at the moment) as did the storage problem (I know they fold flat but our house is bursting at the seams) so I tried to think of a way of utilising what we already had at home & came up with this solution which seems to be helping me .
My craft corner is in our bedroom next to a window which has a roller blind and (more importantly) a thin white (ok whitish) curtain.
The camera I use is a fairly basic point & shoot type which I`ve had for several years (Fujifilm Finepix 6.3 megapixels) it does have the ability to turn off the flash & a macro ability (which I only recently discovered)
Then load them onto folksy, list them in my shop http://folksy.com/shops/DeesDesigns and (hopefully!) sell them :-)
I in no way claim to be an expert at good photography & there are many people on folksy who take better photos than mine but I thought someone who`s new to all this might get a few tips to help their photos, after all that`s all our customers have to go on they can`t pick up our wonderful creations to inspect them.