My wood working photo shop
One of the great challenges of having a small workshop is figuring out where to put everything and where to get things done. My latest issue was due to one of the requirements of selling on Etsy, taking a great picture of what you are selling! I experimented with out-door settings but the sun was too unpredictable and it was very hard to take pictures after the kids went to bed. I then realised that the best lighting in my home was in my workshop right above my lathe! It isn’t perfect but I think the pictures look pretty good.
Staging: I had seen some pictures on Etsy where it looked like they had a used a drop cloth to add texture and slight color. I figured I have a nice old drop cloth that would work just right. I was trying to work out a style and brand for my work so I added a faded swirl to tie in all of my pictures.
One down side to using my lathe for photo shoots is that I have to completely pack up my wood working to make room. It forces me to do batches of photos, but it works!