It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and my sister bought me a brilliant present – a mini photography studio.
It came from http://www.maplin.co.uk/ and is called an “Ebay Photo Studio Kit“. I have now had chance to set it up, and it’s perfect for what I need. The kit includes a fold-out white ‘cage’ to diffuse the light, a blue background cloth (which I can replace with a different coloured cloth, as it is attached with velcro), two spotlights, plus an extendable camera stand.
…and all for (a very reasonable) £29.99.
I will now be able to take some photos of the items I’d like to put on Etsy.
My second New Thing Of The Day was that I discovered how to embed PayPal buttons into websites. I got the instructions from PayPal on their ‘Merchant Services‘ section, and although it did involve quite a bit of geekery-pokery, I did eventually manage to get a test button on my website. It’s still under construction, but here is the ‘Shop’ page of my new website.
Now I just need to make something that people actually want to buy!