Scary But True
Although I hate seeing Christmas decorations in stores right after (or even before) Halloween, I know it is not too early to start preparing for Christmas sales on etsy and ArtYah. Maybe it is never too early! I have many listings that I want Christmas themed photos for and, living in Vancouver, I need to take those photos while there is still lots of natural light. We've been having a long, hot (for here) summer but our rainy season is coming.
My Photo "Studio"
The table is a pretty good height (I do not have to endure too much back strain to use this setup). I use a piece of art card as a backdrop and a near-white tile to put items on. It provides a slightly reflective surface that seems to work well. A tripod for my trusty Canon G12 is essential. I covered a piece of a cardboard box with foil to use as a reflector — not fancy but functional. Lastly, while I often use a spray of white flowers as a year-round prop, I keep this artificial poinsettia bloom to use for my Christmas photos.
Here Comes Santa Claus!
It's a start. I think I only have about 80-85 shots left to take and edit!