I've been working very hard on photographing beads and cabochons and glass gems for the new website. It's been fun and challenging, as well.
At one point I couldn't understand why my pictures were so grainy--it turns out that I had switched my camera's speed to 800 instead of auto. whoops! I'm so glad that I figured it out.
I've been trying to concentrate on doing a good job, but not getting caught up in making things "perfect." It's difficult, though, because I keep getting distracted by the different levels of light and how dark things look, and I have to stop myself from obsessively just taking the pictures over and over again.
What I like about taking pictures instead of scans is that you get a more 3-D view of the items in question. It looks a little more realistic. The scans are great, but they do have limitations. I think I'll include both on my website.
Also, I think I'm going to take a scale pic for every item. I hate using pennies because it looks a little...off-putting to me, but I can't think of another item that is so well-known and can give such an immediate impression of size.