My photos are pants. Just rubbish. How do people make lovely photos of their knitted/crafted items for websites such as Pinterest. I mean, is everyone a budding photographer in addition to being a crafter???
I take my photos in daylight and avoid using the flash, I use the macro button on my camera, this stops blur and increases sharpness on close up shots, then I run them through Picasa to sharpen up the highlights and lowlights.
I often have to wait for a bright or sunny day to take my new photos or retake some old ones.
We have the sun on the front of the house during the day and I find the windowsills there are the best place to take photos.
Heres an example (which is by no means perfect to some peoples standards )
Etsy have tutorials about stuff like this, I think. My photography is rubbish as well. I haven't got the patience to do much with my stuff and I don't have an eye for that kind of thing either. If I tried to take a pic like Gemma't it would just look like a pile of old tut instead of a beautifully composed picture of something you want to buy.