Day 78: Photos ‘R’ Us

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Both Crafty Goat and eBay require high-quality pictures of small things. In the past, we put it off until we had a ton of pictures to take, so that the 30 minutes of set-up time would be worth it. Then we picked our brightest room and did our best… but we still ended up with pictures that weren’t as bright or focused as they needed to be. So today we set up a more permanent solution. Using some halogen work lights from the hardware store and a fabric backdrop, we turned the closet in our computer room into a photo area. It’s out-of-the-way enough that it can stay set up almost all the time (we’ll do a little moving around when guests are staying in that room). And since it’s already in place, we’ll only have to do about 5 minutes setup time whenever we need a picture. And the picture quality is much better too.