The original plan for today was to edit the product photos I took for the crafting books that I will be listing in my Etsy shop.
I actually scanned them using a Canon CanoScan LiDE220 Scanner because I found that I get much better photos of the crafting books and sewing patterns I sell when use a flatbed scanner than when I use a digital camera.
With a camera, I have to be more conscious about the time of day I take my photos and deal with lighting and exposure issues. But once I realized that I could use this flatbed scanner and get even better product photos… I was sold!
So now I scan them in, then do some touching up, some cropping, and some editing just to get the best images with the best resolution etc.
I go this extra mile with editing because it has been pounded into the heads of us ecommerce/online sellers that product photography can make or break our sales, so I don’t mess around when it comes to showing my products in the best light… Pun intended 😉
All that to say… That was my goal for today. That was what I had scheduled time to do because I do all my online selling stuff in batches.
Well… If you read my Writing Challenge Day 12 post, you’ll know that we lost a family dog a couple of days ago… That resulted in us getting advice from folks with two different schools of thought…
- Get a replacement right now… The fastest way to heal from the loss is to get a new one to immediately start loving on
- Take a break and just mourn for now… When you’re ready you’ll know and then you can start looking for a replacement
I don’t know which side of the fence I fall on but some folks thought they’d feel better if we at least went “pet window shopping”… So that’s what we did today!
We didn’t end up getting a new dog but the excursion was actually quite therapeutic for everyone 🙂
In Other News…
I got a new job offer yesterday and I’m happy about it! 🙂
Have I mentioned that I’m a pharmacist yet…? Well if not:
Hello, my name is Ijeoma and I’m a pharmacist
I like that this job is very clinical and I won’t be standing all day behind a counter in a community/retail pharmacy getting yelled at by angry or impatient customers.
I could go on and on about some nightmare pharmacy jobs but I won’t because this isn’t one of them, thank God! 🙂
I’ve had some great jobs as a pharmacist, and I’ve had some horrible jobs as a pharmacist… I’m sure stories of both will come out as I do more blogging here 😉
Catch up on my previous posts for this challenge:
To see the complete list of writing prompts, go here.