I'm hoping to eventually find a happy medium between the white background and these pictures of me with the plush toys, but I'm not really sure what that is yet. I like how detailed and clear the photos in the light tent turn out, but these new ones communicate the size and context in a much more understandable way. It's also more time-consuming and requires the help of my husband to get these done, so I can't take them right after finishing a new design. I also don't have as much control over them because I can't physically take them myself and it's tougher to light them.
Lately, Etsy has been putting out tips on improving your shop and product photography seems to be one of the most important things to focus on. Because my plushies are colorful, I need to make sure that the background can help to unify all of them without clashing with or distracting from any of the plushies. I'd eventually like to put together some kind of set that would fit inside my light tent and communicate the relative size of each item. I'm not sure what that means just yet.
Plush toys in general kind of tow the line between wearables that require a model for the pictures, such as hats or sweaters, and small items that require well-lit close-ups with plain backgrounds like earrings or polymer clay sculptures. Which type of product photography helps you to get a better idea of what you're looking to buy, especially in this case?