I made a great pair of earrings, which I just listed on Etsy and had a lot of "fun" with photography as well. All the pictures in today's blog were taken with the same camera, outside in the same location within 15 minutes of each other. The earrings look very different in each picture. I'm glad Etsy allows multiple views of the same item. The picture above is the one that I think looks the most like the earrings. The artfully angled mini teapot is a neat prop, I think. Except for the logistical challenge of getting the earrings to stay on the curved handle, this was an easy picture to take. Not so much with the picture on the right. It was taken with my trusty steel dish that I use in nearly every item I shoot and the first few tries came out looking bizarre and green. I didn't want to photoshop this to death so experimented by varying the distance from the camera to the earrings to allow more light in and allow the camera's automatic light balancing feature to do its thing.
What is the point of all this blathering? Just to say once again that I hate taking pictures.