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Photography - KISS

Photography - KISS

Since starting my business I have had to learn a lot!  I thought learning how to make the jewellery and figure out social media was the hardest thing but oh no, what do you know it is the product photographs!  Don't get me wrong it has taken me a long time to get my images consistently without faults for my jewellery but I could at least see my error rate lessening and lessening, not with the photography however.  Of course I had to choose glass which is so frustrating to photograph and I thought I had to get zero reflections...

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2017 that's a wrap!

2017 that's a wrap!

I am as excited about 2018 as Buddy the Elf!!!!   

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Sixty4 Sports Bra's profile piece

I have, for a number of years, been a huge supporter of small business and have met some amazing people and found some awesome products.  Sixty4 Sports Bra's is one of them, recently the owner Margot asked if I would do a profile piece.  I was humbled and amazed that anyone could be interested in my running story but here it is :-)  If you want a great lasting, value for money sports bra I highly recommend checking out Sixty4 also :-) Sixty4 Sports BRAS - 1 August at 23:08  I spent last weekend in Canberra at the Womens Ultimate Weekend exhibition. I fitted many women...

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Where do my images come from?

When I started my business one of my main concerns was sourcing images.  I went a bit crazy buying pre-filled image templates sized correctly for my jewellery and using these to start with, this however had limitations and not being able to control my images entirely was a major concern.   After some encouragement I decided to bite the bullet and get a Photoshop subscription, having never used Photoshop before it was a major learning curve!  This however enabled me to be able to offer custom designs and design and source my own images.  The more I use it the...

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My Own Website

My own website was something I didn't think possible when I started my business as it just seemed too complicated!  Hence my Etsy store, don't get me wrong Etsy is great as a lot of people just search Etsy and discover my store that way.  However the lack of versatility and customisation was annoying and at the end of the day Etsy controls my store, not me.  So the research started and I didn't realise just how easy it was to build my own website!  I love the fact that I have been able to customise my colours, fonts, product layouts...

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