Help for NEWBIES Can someone please check my pictures?

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Original Post

I I have been playing with picmonkey and trying to fix my pictures, can someone please tell me if they need more work and maybe which ones? I cant really take pictures outside, sence it's mostly rainy here all year, but i try and use alot of lighting. I hear that putting items in with my message boards are distracting, so i starting taken everything else out of the pictures. Any help would be great. Thank you.

Posted at 2:55 pm Jun 29, 2012 EDT


Hi Cindy!!!

I think that this is one of the better photos because the all white background helps make up for the lake of light somewhat.

I would try to use the macro setting on my camera, the flower icon (in case you don't know) and include some good close ups so that you can take up at least 4 of the photo slots.

I would also try to brighten up those pics as much as possible, they still seem pretty dark. I hope this helps.

You know I am still working on my photos - it is taking forever! I just found out that there is a team to help with relavancy and SEO in case you are interested in that. I applied for it today.

I hope you are doing well and it's good to "see" you! :-)

Posted at 6:28 pm Jun 29, 2012 EDT

Malissa, where do i find that team? This whole picture thing has been so frustrating. Especially sence i hardly ever have sun outside to take good pics outside. it rains ALOT here. so i'm stuck doing them inside, and i'm haven a horrible time not getting shadows. Thanks for the help.

Posted at 7:18 pm Jun 29, 2012 EDT

Just type relavancy and SEO in the search box and it will be the first one that pops up. It is a relatively new team so there aren't very many members yet, but I believe it is an offshoot of a big team created just to help shops. You have to commit to help a shop once a month whether you think your any good at it or not.

Keep your chin up about those photos. The white background does help. I cannot get rid of my shadows either and it is sunny as all get out here in Dallas, Texas. I think my biggest problem is being asleep during the best time to take them!

And I keep getting so many good tips on the teams that I cannot keep up with them all!

Posted at 12:14 am Jun 30, 2012 EDT

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