Friday, December 16, 2011

Update on the Silver Nautical Pendant and a New Photography Resource

The completed silver nautical pendant came out great!  It is now in a gift shop for sale in Fairhope, Alabama.  Read the oriinal pot with in-procss photos here.   The gift shop is "Cadeaux and Caches", which is located at 337 Fairhope Avenue.  If you are in the area, please go visit them. They have lots of great gifts and some very original artisan gifts of all types.  More on that and them later in another post though... Back to the silver nautical pendant.  Here it is:


And here is another photo of it:


Pretty nice photos?  That brings me to the main point of this post.  After I finished the nautical pendant and photographed it, the final photographs just didn't do it any justice.  Matter of fact, my photo made it look just terrible.  I had already taken the pendant to Cadeaux and Caches to sell, so it wasn't available to me to re-photograph.  Luckily, I had a new resource.  An online clay pal and teammate from Etsy, Robin of  "Adorned by Robin" came to the rescue!   She is an award winning and published jewelry artist herself.  Therefore, she quite understands the tribulations of non-professional photographers who try to capture professional looking images. Robin has started a new photo retouching service specifically for artists called, "An Even Better Image".   She does great work with photographs and also understands the type of photos required for juried events and publications, having experience in this herself.  She offers basic editing services as well as in-depth corrections.  Please visit her site to see some examples of her work and how the whole process works if you would like to enlist her help. 


Now, would you like to see wht my original photo looked like? 


Have a great day!
Janie

8 comments:

Envydesignsjewelry said...

Wow!

Seavbeach Designs said...

Wowzer! That photo is fantastic!

Janie said...

Thanks you two! Robin didn't have a great photo to start with either, so I'm really happy with what she did.

Wow, looks like I should have spell checked this post!

Janie said...

Hope I got all the typos!

Robin said...

I love that pendant. Thanks for letting me work on the photo!

Janie said...

Thanks Robin! I love what you did with the photo!

Susan said...

Gorgeous pendant Janie, and nice work by Robin too!

Janie said...

Thank you Susan!