Another week has flown by with lots of new listings done for my shops. It was a cold, but not foggy or rainy day yesterday so took advantage to take some photographs for my FrenchSilkScarf shop. I went on a buying trip last weekend and bought over 50 scarves! (and a few for Pumpjack & Piddlewick) I have spent the week washing and ironing and waiting for a day to take some pictures.
The scene is set, no direct sunlight, good ambient light, a rainbow of silk at the ready and a new pack of batteries for the camera. And then… The (cheap) batteries I had bought gave me 3, maybe 4 shots before dieing!
Yeah, okay, maybe it was rather freezing, and batteries don’t last as long in cold temps. I ended up sticking them in my bra (and other places) trying to warm them up and give them more life. Such is the romantic life of product photography.
After about an hour of manually unsticking my lens shutter (it has a tendency to stick closed) each time I turned the camera on and digging out, switching and swapping a pack of 8 batteries later, I managed to photograph 4 silk scarves for FSS and 4 (Christmas and weird) for P&P. Then I gave it up. Simply too frustrating. And too cold.
Lesson learned, don’t buy really cheap batteries. And… think about getting a new camera. Mine is from the almost pre-digital age. It’s my plan for the January sales.
What makes a French Silk Scarf so Special? – 11 reasons
Are you a Jewellery or a Scarf person?
For your interest, here is a sampling from my French Silk Scarf shop of scarves through the decades:
Antique Silk Scarves
Antique scarves are all about texture. Texture in the silk or added embellishments
1930s Silk Scarves
The 30s austerity shrinks the scarf to a smaller size, in light weight thin silk. Designs are quite detailed.
1940s Silk Scarves
The 1940s sees a particular focus on floral scarves, especially roses.
1950s Silk Scarves
The 1950s hosts a wide variety of styles, with the highest quality silk being used.
1960s Silk Scarves
The 60s moves us into the realm of bright colours and design.
1970s Silk Scarves
The 70s, or boho hipster era, is about free flowing designs and floaty silks.
1980s Silk Scarves
The 80s is about luxury, opulence and being bold in style. Scarves get larger.
1990s Silk Scarves
The 90s showcase large and unique styles. Often fun in flavour.
Hand Painted Silk Scarves
Hand painted scarves transcend the decades, and vary from boho tie dye to intricate flowers.
From the 1950s onwards the neckerchief is smaller in size, for tying at the neck.
Simply click on an image to see more scarves from that decade.