Photography forum: Looking for feedback

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Name: Tessa Jetter
Oregon (Zone 4a)
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Apr 13, 2017 1:17 PM CST
First I am not selling anything. I am looking for feedback on my patented product that we are looking to produce late spring. I am just looking for feedback only, on the picture and the product. Thank you so much fellow gardeners.
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Name: Stewart
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Apr 13, 2017 1:46 PM CST
I would have the camera on a tripod - Take the photo of the wall (as in the first) and then place your product back on the wall and take the same exact placement photo. Keep the house and house number out of the photo. Rise and repeat every hour to see which photo looks crisper and not washed out(just my 2 cents)

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Apr 13, 2017 6:11 PM CST

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I agree with the above comments. Also check your camera settings (exposure, focus, etc.) to help improve the quality of your images.
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Apr 13, 2017 10:14 PM CST
You can adjust this nicely in Photoshop so that it's not so blown out.
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Apr 13, 2017 10:16 PM CST
Your camera is metering of the dark wall and as a consequence the images are very overexposed. You will need to use some negative exposure compensation to adjust for this. Also I would make sure to have a blue sky to make the image more inviting. Finally there isn't much detail in the photo. Make sure you use the highest quality settings on your camera.
Name: Abbey
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Apr 14, 2017 7:08 AM CST
I'm the point-and-click queen, so you have the expert input above, and everything they've said is true about the quality of the pictures, my input is strictly consumer based. Personally, I don't like the arrangements you have in the planters, I understand using color to break up all that grey, but these are a little too much. I'd go with a bit more sophisticated arrangement, and I certainly wouldn't have the trailing flowers blocking the consumer's view of the product. Is your product the pot AND the bracket, or just the bracket, that can be adjusted to fit different sized pots, sold separately, or that I might already own? You could have the trailing flowers in some but not all. Do these things only work in that kind of wall, do they have to be installed when the wall is built...see, these photos beg more questions than they answer, and I think you have to get people hooked a little harder before they'll take the time and use the energy to make inquiries. I love the idea, though. And I have to say, I would be more intrigued if you made a variety to use on those white vinyl help-I'm-trapped-inside-a-refrigerator fences, which need all the help they can get.

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Name: Tessa Jetter
Oregon (Zone 4a)
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Apr 14, 2017 8:05 AM CST
Thank you all so much for the input. We are rephotographing and will post some of the new ones. You can actually see more at

These can go into and preexisting or new construction wall, preformed bricks or natural rock. Different size rings and hooks with more accessories to come
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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Apr 15, 2017 8:54 PM CST
@wallflowersystems I think you should post this in the classified thread. This is for photography type photos. Feels like an advertisement.
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Apr 15, 2017 9:23 PM CST
Well, she did ask for feedback on the photo; I'm okay with that. And I think some very good advice was provided. So I have nothing to add regarding the quality of the image.
But one little thing bothers me....and I don't want to sound nit-picky here....but if you're marketing to gardeners, wouldn't it be better to use real flowers instead of plastic props?
Hope I haven't offended, Tessa. Good luck with your venture.
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Name: Jakub
(Zone 9b)
May 31, 2017 5:06 PM CST
I suppose that these photos need to be cropped properly. Half of a tree distracts attention as well as half of a house. Second, if these images are meant to sell something, they must be bright to catch client's attention. Something like color splash might be of great use for you in this case.
Best wishes,
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Jun 3, 2017 10:56 AM CST
Some nice people have given you some good tips. I also could but let's be honest, you are no where near where you should be photographically. Want great sales? You need stunning pictures. Pictures sell products. No way around that. Amateur pictures speak of amateur products. Hire someone to take the pix for you. Gene
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Jun 14, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Very interesting product! I went to the website and found a video and photos and also found a FaceBook Page and a GoFundMe page but it appears the plant pot rings are not being marketed yet.
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