I've had a lot on my plate lately. And the weather hasn't been all that friendly until the last week or so. Which -- of course -- drove me outside instead of into my office to take photos in full sun. It's been painful, knowing I have a ton of work to do (I am still working on opening that beading shop, after-all) but still just longing for spring. Which I am pretty sure a lot of us are out there -- especially after the weather of the last couple of weeks across the country.
But I noticed, while speaking to a customer who was having me design a pair of earrings for her, how much difference a day can make, when you're this far north and fighting with the overcast nature of the Pacific Northwest.
Let me give you a quick example:
So, I made her these:
She contacted me and asked if the opals from the first pair of earrings were available -- and I didn;t really understand, because they are all from the same strand.
Then I looked at this:
The only difference? The photos are taken in vastly different lighting. The first on is in a hand made light box -- using a camera phone because my camera battery was dead at the time I needed to get those up.
The second photo was taken yesterday -- an overcast and dreary day, totally altering the light temp of the photo. And the final photo was taken in full sun, at mid-day, during summer.
As many of my items are made as they are ordered in the shop -- in fact most are -- I didn't understand what my customer was asking (plus I have a little bit of a flu, so I am slow on the uptake this week.). It took me going back and looking at the photos to realize my error in showing the photos the way I did. I must take the photos in equal light temp I think from now on -- which is often going to push back my listing dates :( Kind of a bummer, but part of living in the PNW I presume.