...and probably into the wee hours of Thursday.
This "cold" has really slowed me down, and my baseline is pretty slow to begin with.
Anyway, between yesterday and today I have taken 500 photos and I want to list three trays worth of enamel and glass today.
It's actually the perfect thing to do with this bug, I don't think I would trust myself at the torch right now.
But based on the volume of items it will be late, I like to activate my listings all at once. I don't mind combining orders but if there are too many I am afraid I will miss something.
While I was downstairs taking photos I thought I would show you my photo set up. The lights originally came with a kit and a tent and a bunch of accessories, and I ended up just using the lights. They are florescent, I know this because my lavender glass always turns blue under florescent and I have to photograph those in daylight. I taped some velum over the lights to diffuse the light, trying to achieve the same purpose of the original tent that came with the kit. As you can see I just clipped a large piece of paper to a wire basket in the back, and raised the area for the beads on a box since that was as low as the lights go.
My tripod is invaluable, no shaking and I have two hands to set up the beads.
Before I take the photos I sort out all of my beads I have been trying to do multiples of the same item to save on listing time and I put those in plastic bags. I also try and take photos of the same items together like all the flowers, all the glass pairs, etc. This saves time when I am listing and looking for the photos.
There are quite a few things I do that have just evolved over the past few years as my inventory has increased. If you are interested I will do a post on how I organize my inventory for shipping, for speed and no missing items (knock on wood).
As usual I will post here and on facebook when listings go live.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the selection.