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Dancing Monkey Jewelry

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« on: February 21, 2008, 04:11:46 pm »

I've had to brush up on my photography skills when I started selling my jewelry on-line.  I had no idea how hard it was to take good pictures of jewelry.   :shock:  In the beginning I was a total and complete failure  :oops:  and was pretty much ready to throw in the towel.

Then one day I was out and about and I had my camera and I managed to shoot some pretty good pictures of some very large subjects.  I discovered the macro setting on my camera.  

The end result is that my photography skills have improved and I have caught the photography bug.  I've even entered my company's Staff Fine Art Exhibition.  I'm seriously considering selling my photographs as I have been received very good feedback from others.

Please take a look at my photos on my Flickr site:  

www.flickr.com/photos/dancingmonkeyjewelry -

check out the set that says "In My World" for the best of my photos.  I'm still working on my jewelry shots - but you can look at them if you want.  If you wait until this weekend I'm going to change the name of my "In My World" set to "My Artsy Side" - where all of my best photos will be located.

Best regards,



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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 08:02:11 pm »

Hey Martha,

Yes, you do take some really nice photos. I like the colorful "Bridge of Glass" shots.
It's nice to see when people find a new passion.  Tongue
You should definetely consider posting some of your prints.
Good luck to you!
Dancing Monkey Jewelry

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 11:50:34 pm »

Hello Jenny:

Thanks for your kind words.  It's pretty funny, the Bridge of Glass photos were the easiest for me to take - despite the fact that my dog was pulling at the leash, wanting to continue on his walk.  Those photos are among the ones that are favorites.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 05:39:53 am »

Your photos are fabulous!!
I love the image of the back of the market sign and the post alley b/w!
What sort of camera do you have? I love photography too but my camera is such a piece of carp I am in serious need of an upgrade! Any suggestions?
Maple Leaf

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 02:13:19 am »

Having a good camera and different lenses are great, but more importantly having an eye for photography. :wink:
Dancing Monkey Jewelry

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 12:58:39 am »

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this forum.  To answer CurlySue's question, I have a Fujifilm FinePix A900 digital camera.  It's a great little camera.  My husband gave it to me - little did he realize that it would become an obsession for me.

Since my last post, I've entered a few pictures in the Staff Fine Art show at work.  Actually, I was coerced into it by a co-worker - she just wouldn't let up on me. Smiley  

If you want to see the photos here are the links to my photos that I have posted on Flickr:



Lyra P iCraft Writer

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 12:35:05 pm »

hey! i think you might be interested in this article... i just spoke with a photographer and he had some tips, mainly about shooting jewelry and craft pieces for the site.

if you have other photography questions, let me know... maybe we can check in with him again!  

How To Photograph Your Creations: Table Top Photography 101 with Professional Photographer Christopher Gentile:

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008, 09:00:46 pm »

Great articles! I just got a Nikon D70 with a 60mm macro and man does it take fantastic pictures!

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 11:08:48 am »

I started a flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/i-craft/ so join and add some pics!
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