Saturday, September 08, 2007

Okay, time for another question. What do you think of this picture as a product image? Too busy? Too much border? Actual images too small?

I think it's pretty, myself, but I've got concerns.


Anonymous Juushika Redgrave said...

Pretty: yes. Too busy: no. Too much border: In a big way. Actual images too small: Yes.

I like the idea, but I see the emphasis on the border looking repetitive on the wall, and it definitely takes up precious image-detail space. It is nice to see the product at a realistic viewing distance (top image), however--the slightly farther away, slightly smaller image gives a more realistic view of the worn product.

September 08, 2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger Rose Farina said...

I think it looks fine... It shows the size of the jewelry on an av, as well as the up close details. What more can you ask for :D

September 08, 2007 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Amelia Book said...

What Juushika said. The border actually distracts from the images of the products.

September 08, 2007 4:15 AM  
Blogger Sans said...

I really like the layout, but consider turning the model a very slight half turn to her left for two reasons: 1) you can see how the fit is around the neck and 2) it will look less like a mug shot.

September 08, 2007 4:16 AM  
Blogger Whatsername said...

i think its very pretty, but with the intricacy of your jewelry, it is a bit distracting from the item itself. Also, I agree with Sans, a wee half turn would really kick it up a notch :)

-Wednesday Soon

September 08, 2007 4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's too busy. It detracts attention from the product. Since your jewelery piece is intricate, you should go for a simple, clean border.

September 08, 2007 4:54 AM  
Blogger Delilah Karas - Style Schmyle said...

I think it's pretty but I do agree that the border seems too large and therefore distracting from the actual jewelry piece in the top image. I'd also turn as suggested and perhaps photograph slightly from the top instead of completely straight on. Not much of an angle but a slight one which might bring a little more emphasis to the jewelry when worn. Try either resizing your border or making your model image larger in relation to the border.

September 08, 2007 6:25 AM  
Anonymous elka said...

I will, too, go with what juushika said. You have to think that alone it might look pretty, but if you consider having a ton of those on a wall, the borders, side by side, will become a tad crazy and overdone. However I DO like the concept of seeing the person wearing it, and then the piece itself. But I would do it opposite on sizes, emphazis should be on the piece alone, and make it really big and clear... My humble opinion anyways :D

September 08, 2007 7:20 AM  
Anonymous callie said...

I think it's quite busy. The border takes the focus away from the product.

September 08, 2007 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Cyranetta said...

Having an ornamental border does reinforce the style of the products, but I would make the border narrower and make the two colors much closer in value. I suspect part of the "busy" aspect of the border is the high contrast of the colors

September 08, 2007 8:21 AM  
Blogger Catero said...

Miriel, I believe Cyranetta's observation is correct. It's not that the composition is "too busy", it's simply high contrast which detracts from the true subject - your product.

Just in eyeballing it, it doesn't seem to me as though the border/flourish thickness needs to be reduced. But the colour should be toned down. Try muting the tone of the border and flourishes and bringing the value closer to that of the background colour, but slightly darker.

That's my two cents.

Overall, it's very elegant.

September 08, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Miriel Enfield said...

Thanks to everyone who commented. I'll be making the border smaller and less complicated. :)

September 08, 2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger CronoCloud said...

Don't change your ads! They're perfect as they are. The border is pretty though.

September 08, 2007 4:40 PM  
Blogger Casandra Shilova said...

The border is also too crisp compared to the product. If it were not just closer in value, but fainter (I think it's called halftone in printing) it would not be as distracting.

I like the concept, but really prefer the simple photos you use. This is attractive and certainly carries the theme of your shop, but it's also more formal and less warmly human.

A close-up of a variety of poses rather than a full face "mug shot" would help, as would the change of angles suggested. And a small thing - crop the picture so that the border doesn't touch your hair :)

September 09, 2007 1:29 AM  
Blogger Arianna Psaltery said...

I like the layout and the size of the pictures. The lines crisscrossing might be too busy for some. Over all it definitely stands out :)

September 09, 2007 8:06 AM  
Blogger Miriel Enfield said...

One of the reasons I'm changing my ads is that the current ones are really kind of a pain to make. I have to position everything, add all the swirly bits, and then do the same for the information graphic for that piece. I also find them a bit messy, visually -- one of the things I really like about this mockup ad is that there's a distinction between the necklace being worn and the necklace on its own.

September 09, 2007 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Katicus Sparrow said...

I really like that there is both a product view and an "on avatar" view. I totally agree with a slightly angled shot of the avi - it will also give us a better view of the earrings.

Overall, the ad concept is really attractive. One thing I like about your pics, you can always tell it's a Miriel product which is good branding.

September 09, 2007 12:19 PM  

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