Ah photography... if anyone has ever checked out my flickr site you can tell I play around a lot with my amateur photos trying to capture what my glass creations look like. Its fun. The more I take, the better they get.
I recently took new shots of a favorite piece of mine that is for sale on Etsy - and I thought about some advice I read on the EGA forum for choosing the 5 pictures to use. The indecision kills me, I take sooo many shots to get a few that I like.
Susan Sheehan (susansheehan.etsy.com) had this great advice - any Etsy sellers out there check this out: think about your 5 pictures in each listing the following way
"Grab their attention with an artsy shot.I love this advice! I totally touch things in the retail environment, and its a fun challenge to use my photography to offer a digital tactile experience :)
Offer it as if they saw it for the first time in a show display.
Pretend they have picked it up, and turned it over. (c'mon we all do it)
Offer a close up.
Offer any other view you can think of."