Friday, May 24, 2013

Photographing Soap

Getting great photos of your beautiful handcrafted soap is easy when you know a few simple tricks. If you play around with your camera settings you will find a little button that allows you change the scenes. Once you've discovered where it is on your camera, find the close-up option and click on it. You will now enter into a whole different world of photography that you never knew existed. If you are really brave you can even play around with the lighting settings and enter a whole nother level of picture taking art.

 The first thing you need to do when photographing your soap is set up a back drop. This can be done by simply placing a white piece of poster board on a bench in a sunny or bright location which won't require you to use a flash.

Adding some props, or even a color coordinated piece of scrapbook paper, makes for an even funner photo shoot. Here I added a doily, a china cup and saucer set, an antique book and some potpourri.

Now, prepare to bend, squat, and just about turn upside down to get every angle possibly imagined.

Once you start you won't be able to quit.

Just look at all those amazing shots of your beautiful soap!

Be sure to lay out your soaps in lots of different arrangements.

If you designed some beautiful tops be sure to highlight those, too.


Black and white, or sepia, is always fun.

And the soap doesn't always have to be the main focus, either.

If you want to have some extra fun after the photo shoot is over, check out PicMonkey (most of it's free) to add borders, highlighting, tinting, brushing, borders, and almost every other tweaking option available. So much fun with one little camera!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Men Like Soap Too

Believe it or not, men really love handcrafted goat's milk soap. Although you will most likely not find too many of them stopping by your table at the local farmer's market asking to smell the Lilac bar, some of our best customers and soap supporters are men. The Drakkar scent from Brambleberry tends to be a best seller for us at craft fairs. Maybe the ladies figure that if they bring some soap home for the other half they can justify buying more for themselves?!

Drakker with Oatmeal Goat's Milk Soap is available on the sales page.
Drakkar Goat's Milk Soap is on the curing rack and will be available soon.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Spearmint Eucalyptus Goat's Milk Soap

Spearmint Eucalyptus Goat's Milk Soap~ Yum!!