Monday, 6 July 2015

Five Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Craft Photos

If you're sick of the sight of your craft photos, don't fret: there are ways to reinvigorate them. Today we're going to talk about five things you can do that are simple and achievable at home without expensive equipment. Read more at Tuts+! (See my other tutorials on Tuts+ by clicking here.) 

Photo: Heidi AdnumBeaded necklace by Ayala BarThank you to Erin, my friend, for modelling.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Clearance Sale!

Clearance sale now on! Visit my shop for half-price deals and free worldwide shipping on Good Will Bunting® in all sizes. Prices as marked. While stocks last.

Monday, 13 April 2015

UK Crafters: Win a Copy of My Book (ends tonight)

UK crafters: visit for a chance to win a copy of my book - ends tonight!

Have Your Photos Ready for a Press Feature With These Five Tips

Press features are exciting - except when we can't provide the photos they need. When planning your photos, keep these five tips in mind to increase your chance of a feature. Read more at Tuts+! (See my other tutorials on Tuts+ by clicking here.) 
Photo: Heidi AdnumThe cushion cover shown was made by me using Pink Hearts fabric by C'est La Viv (stripe fabric is vintage).

Monday, 16 March 2015

Five Steps to Taking Great Photos of Your Craft Using Window Light

Make the most of the windows in your home or office by using them to take great photos. Learn how to set up the scene, choose the best time of day to shoot, and control the light. Window light also teaches us a lot about shadows and how to use them to enhance the details, depth and features of our craft. Read more at Tuts+! (See my other tutorials on Tuts+ by clicking here.) 

Photo: Heidi Adnum. The pink blanket shown in the images was hand-knitted by my Mum using vintage yarn.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Express Post Upgrades and Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! My shop is open once again and Express Post is available as an upgrade for any last-minute domestic orders. And, as a bonus, for the next few days domestic orders over $100 will receive a free upgrade to Express Post using the code EXPRESS100. (Standard postage for domestic and international orders is free for every order.) Happy holidays!
Good Will Bunting Merry Christmas (the last one for 2014).

Compose Great Photos of Your Craft With These Five Tips

Struggling with composition? Stuck for ideas? Tried everything but nothing's working? If you're having trouble taking photographs of your craft, maybe it's time to go back to the basics of composition: orientation, framing, and perspective, along with detail and background selection. Read more at Tuts+! (See my other tutorials on Tuts+  by clicking here.) 

Photo: Heidi Adnum. Handwoven earrings by: ThreeFiveEightyFive.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Ten Common Craft Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When we're trying to take great photos of our craft, it's easy to imagine the end result: well-exposed, well-lit, in-focus and sharp images that showcase our work. But despite our best efforts, this doesn't always go to plan. Adding to the frustration, it can be difficult to work out what, precisely, is the problem. Today it's time to talk about ten of the most common problems we encounter with everyday craft photography. The problems cover basic but important topics such as styling, lighting, composition and camera settings. Read more at Tuts+! (See my other tutorials on Tuts+  by clicking here.) 
Photo: Heidi Adnum. Lip Balm: Willow Tree Lane.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ten Great Backgrounds for Beautiful Craft Photography

Taking great photos of your craft for selling and marketing purposes can sometimes feel like a challenge. The good news is that it's easy to improve and make the process more enjoyable when you take it one step at a time. A good place to start is to choose a background that suits your craft. Read more at Tuts+!
Photo: Heidi Adnum, Gift Boxes: BLANK Goods

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Good Will Bunting® Felt Messages

At long last new Good Will Bunting® Felt Messages are now in store. You can welcome home a loved one, congratulate someone fabulous, or just enjoy the good times. When the festivities are draw to a close, tuck them away for next time and re-use year after year. Custom messages are also available; contact me to chat about your needs.
Photo: Heidi Adnum