It thought it could outsmart me....
I spent all day yesterday taking photos so I could update my website with loads of new goodies that we have made but I haven't gotten around to cataloging. Opened up Gimp to start editing to find all my pictures were icky yellow and using the auto white balance feature in Gimp helped slightly... but made the pics semi unbearable to look at due to the brightness. I thought that perhaps all of this was due to using the "museum" setting on my camera.... what with semi crumby light and all that. Turns out that was not the case as I found out this morning when I came out to retake all of my pictures from yesterday... with an additional light source to boot!
After a quick google search of "pictures too yellow" and a scan through the camera's manual (why would I have read it already... I know how to point and shoot!) I figured out how to adjust some settings. Luckily I spent some time a couple of years ago as an admin assistant/photographer/listing person for another jewelry designer and was able to learn some about cameras and taking pictures, especially of jewelry *without* using a photo tent thingy. A good deal of that came back to me today as I was fighting with the camera to get something resembling decent pictures for the website.
So.... I have my settings figured out, have a handful of new pics to use on new shopping carts pages (that I have to create), and have decided that I might well just redo *all* the photos of in stock items on my site! That is once the batteries charge *again*. Now to just get Gimp to stop crashing and build all the new pages.... some days I wish I had a web person
I have a feeling that it is going to be a VERY long night.... especially considering that my daughters have a holiday concert tonight
*I forgot if there aint pics it didn't happen... so here's one to prove that I figured out how to take the pics so they come out reasonably professional looking. The piece is a custom rosary that a very dear friend of my ordered for her elderly mother-in-law. Made with fresh water pearls and larger glass beads, each representing the birth month of a member of the woman's family (her self, her husband and 4 children).