Posted on 21st Jan 2013 @ 3:19 PM
Hey, so there’s a new coffee cup in town, and as usual, it's pretty easy to get the cups themselves made up--but then getting it up on the website all nice and snazzy with a price and the correct tax and a cool photo presents what we might call a problem. Especially the photo presents a problem—I’m not very good at that and, of course, taking a picture of an object, essentially a little still-life of a coffee cup, turns out to be not so easy and quite a challenge for a ham-handed dog-loving coffee addict like myself!
The first challenge was choosing which camera. We own three, and I really don’t know how to use any of them. I decided to go with the camera in my Google phone since it is the one I am most familiar with, but I took a series of pretty bad photos, but we decided to the one that was the “least worst” one. Then getting the photo off the camera was hard. The transfer kept freezing. My nephew told me about something called Box.com, which turns out to be a very easy way to get pictures off your phone, and then to subsequently download them onto your computer.
Making this cup available to customers is my responsibility as I am the webmaster. We aren’t a fancy shop with a photographer or graphics artist in house, so here I am trying to figure out how to do this photographic shot myself. Stay with me here as I document the difficulties of taking a picture, something I have done very little of in my life. I’ll probably post about it a few more times, but here’s my first effort:
And why am I taking this picture myself? Well, that’s how we keep the prices for K-Cup® packs
so very low here at Coffee Retriever.
Anyway, this is a great coffee cup, probably the first of many. People want it because It seems like everybody likes the Coffee Retriever!