eBay Tips: Photographing Chalkware Lamps
eBay Tips: Photography
Set the Wayback Machine to the summer of 2005. I was shooting eBay photographs for an independent eBay consignment shop. I had very little experience and we had a make-shift studio in the back of the warehouse with just a gray backdrop and a couple of halogen worklights. The digital camera was respectable (it was either a Canon or Nikon). Yet I somehow achieved incredible results! Pretty much all of those photos are gone now, sadly. However, this set was saved because an external website borrowed them from the eBay ad while it was still available. I have archived them here to showcase my past work. The item is a 1950s Puccini chalkware ballerina TV lamp. Unfortunately, the images below do not appear quite as crisp and brilliant as my originals. The top photo was taken with the lamp on so a low wattage bulb illuminates the figure from behind. No flash was used. This is one of my favorite photos. The bottom photo was taken with our normal flash and halogen lighting. PDXBuys currently uses a Nikon Coolpix L100 digital camera.