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post #5011 of 18272
Photo crop/resize I'd say is the lesser of evils for myself. It's the point during the entire process that requires minimal brain power. The photos, listings & measurements I have to be on my game because I'm a very detailed person. Crop/resize I enjoy because sports center is my partner in crime during that time.
post #5012 of 18272
My zone is taking the pictures... When I get going, I can photograph one item every two minutes or so.
post #5013 of 18272
That's a good turn around, 2min.

My lighting is not always consistent, sometimes take me longer than I want. But most of the time I just have to accept the inconsistency (lighting variation) between shots and move on.
post #5014 of 18272
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Touche. I meant the listing process.


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that feel when you hit target.... incomparable.

Nowhere special. Just Bloomingdale's label
post #5015 of 18272

 I shoot on full manual with only autofocus and a decent flash (Canon Rebel T4i with Speedlite 430 EX II and a Canon 28-105 lens).

 

I'd be faster if I went to a full studio setup... One of these days!

 

 

The biggest hassle for me is remembering to change the image size back to full resolution before taking important pictures!

post #5016 of 18272
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 I shoot on full manual with only autofocus and a decent flash (Canon Rebel T4i with Speedlite 430 EX II and a Canon 28-105 lens).

 

I'd be faster if I went to a full studio setup... One of these days!

 

 

The biggest hassle for me is remembering to change the image size back to full resolution before taking important pictures!

Do you have a 28-80 lens for that camera?

post #5017 of 18272

Nope, just the 28-105 and a 80-200. And I have an 18-55 lens coming.

 

After that, I'm looking towards a 90 or 100mm macro lens.

post #5018 of 18272
I use an 18-55 stock lens with my d5200. Works great. I have a 35mm lens which I love, but it's non adjustable focal lengths.

+1 to having a decent lighting backdrop set up someday.
post #5019 of 18272

18-55mm is a nice useful range for photographing clothing. Can get a wider shot of the whole item or close in on the label. As kit lenses go, the Canon and Nikon 18-55s are both pretty decent for this purpose, cheap on the used market, and you don't really need faster glass for photographing stationary objects under controlled lighting. On my D5100 I've been shooting ebay items in medium sized JPG, which provides enough resolution that after cropping (if necessary) they still end up at least 1600 px long/wide. I take a preset in-camera white balance shot at the beginning of each photo session using an 18% gray card, which yields much more neutral white balance with my camera than a true white card does.

 

My meager "lighting setup" consists of a hot shoe extension cable and my little SB-400 flash mounted on a tripod and bounced off the ceiling. It's enough for shirts and ties, though I'm probably going to need something more substantial when I get around to listing suits. But I think my more pressing need is to acquire a dress form. Haven't found any good ones for sale locally so I might have to drop $70-80 ordering off the interwebs.

post #5020 of 18272

NO RETURNS, period. :hide:

post #5021 of 18272
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NO RETURNS, period. :hide:

Dear Gooseguy

 

I just received my green wave slide in the mail yesterday. It is not nearly as wavy as you said and the green is not really a green that compliments my brown grass. I have sent it back, please refund my account including return shipping NOW!

 

DB buyer

post #5022 of 18272
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

NO RETURNS, period. :hide:

Dear Gooseguy

 

I just received my green wave slide in the mail yesterday. It is not nearly as wavy as you said and the green is not really a green that compliments my brown grass. I have sent it back, please refund my account including return shipping NOW!

 

DB buyer

:lol:

post #5023 of 18272
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Should be hitting my original target in the next few months! Pay off Student Loans (17 years ahead of schedule).

That's awesome. Congratulations. Hard work and clean living payin' off.

 

I finished debt-free and my daughter was debt-free when she graduated. I gave her a free-market incentive as well. For any scholarship she earned that was applied towards her expenses, I paid her 50% in cash. I told her if she saved me a dollar, she earned $.50.

 

When she got her first check she was converted and passionate about finding scholarships.

post #5024 of 18272
Are things picking up for others too? I'm stoked that I now get a 20% discount on listings...

My goal with this has always been just making a few bucks on the side, and helping to pay down the student loans. If I can swing it as a way to afford a Tesla, so be it. ; )
post #5025 of 18272
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Are things picking up for others too? I'm stoked that I now get a 20% discount on listings...

My goal with this has always been just making a few bucks on the side, and helping to pay down the student loans. If I can swing it as a way to afford a Tesla, so be it. ; )

I ended last month pretty hot and have continued through the first few days of this month. Here's to hoping it keeps up!:cheers:

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