A lot of the time I spend is coming up with blog ideas, and then deciding not to write it. I tend to worry about providing helpful information, creating articles, etc. But for this post I just want to share some things that I’m proud of. And it comes in the form of photos. I don’t take photos everyday but I do tend to do some batch shooting. They aren’t big batches per se but I can get multiple pieces of content out of them.
Here are some of my favorite shots. Oh, I also shoot on a Canon, it’s an older model with a basic nifty 50 mm lens.
The previous week I had ordered some honey that I found out about on Instagram. I had made a post introducing myself, which I should probably do more than once, and they commented that they have honey. I love this for 2 reasons. 1) They are self promoting and it’s my goal to do the same and I can respect that, and 2) it’s totally relatable to my products (I love tea, I make mugs, I love sugar even though it’s not good for me - especially in the quantities in which I consume it), and so I bought some. When it arrived my first instinct was of course to take a picture, so I did! Food photography is a passion of mine so I had fun playing around with it. You can visit their site here.
I also worked on a frozen preservation method on my shop’s blog. While I was shooting photos I also captured short video clips that I have yet to edit. But it’s helpful to shoot them all at or around the same time, and edit in batches, then do a slow release of everything. I think it can get overwhelming to release everything at once, because then it seems like all the work you did is now all out there, and then you’ll have to do it all over again. Space it and pace it out. You can read more about this here.
I also worked on designing some new stickers for my shop. It was on my to-do list for quite some time so I was happy to finally sit down with my iPad and sketch out some fun garden themed drawings. Before I make the physical product I mock them up to see how they will look, and that gives me a good idea of how big to make them, how many to fit on a sheet, etc.
If you want to know how I make stickers I made a video which you can see here.
If you want to add them to your collection you can get them here.