I just unrolled my new, static-y, pristine backdrop ( thank you Adorama - for the giant plastic bag! - I can use that ) and spent some time photographing some pieces - this is mainly for use on my ETSY shop.
I know most ceramic artists' present their work with the standard gradient backdrop and most of the time it looks great. It works. For formal submissions, I believe, it's the standard. It's unquestionably ideal for photographing most work. I know it's the go-to visual platform. BUT....for the Etsy environment, I'm not sure it's the answer. It's easy. It's a no-brainer. But, like most easy no-brainer's, it's also kind of, well, dull.
Anyway, I'm trying to find a 'backdrop' that works for my work. The wood looks good, but the blue and white isn't working. Can you tell I've been spending too much time on Etsy.
I know each person has to find the right look. It's not always that easy; I like the idea of critique and suggestions for improvements.
Any comments, experience with etsy, photographing, input. I like input. please. do.