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Nature Manipulated (NM) creates visual, wearable and practical art that reflects upon nature and all of its elements. At NM, we believe that everything is a part of nature, some things are just "nature manipulated."

NM specializes in one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, handmade greeting cards, nature photography and other unique accessories.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Places to Submit your Item Photos

Flickr has become the standard place to upload your photos and share them with your friends, family and fellow crafters, but there are a few other places where your items photos can reach a larger and more targeted population (targeted if you remember that handmade artists are also buyers of handmade). Also, the terms and agreements of Flickr does not allow you to post a link to your item. Below I will introduce you to three websites where you can submit your item photos with a link to the item in your shop. Please note, the sites are listed in order of difficulty for your item to be accepted and posted (easiest to hardest).

Yaami Handmade
Yaami Handmade is a new community of buyers and sellers of handmade creations. Yaami provides ways to help sellers promote their shops as well as tools to help in the running of their shop.

To add your shop to the directory and to plug your item, click on Promote your Shop in the right hand side bar and then click on the corresponding sub-navigation.

While you are at Yaami, don't forget to check out the forums, tutorials and the Etsy and Artfire tools that are being added as the site grows.

IndieSpotting is a gallery showcasing fantastic photos of indie and handmade goods available for sale online. It's a place to be inspired and "window shop" for unique, one-of-a-kind and cool products. IndieSpotting is a section of My Shopping Connection, a resource for people who love shopping for interesting, unusual or one-of-a-kind items from reputable online and local sources.

To submit a photo of one of your items, click on Submit Find and enter the requested information about your item. Keep in mind, your photos must be 200x200 pixels so crop your photo ahead of time. Also, Indiespotting asks that you wait one week between submitting items.

craftgawker is a gallery where anyone can showcase their art, crafting and photography skills. It's a place for you to discover new artists and handmade goods to inspire your own creations.

To submit a photo, click on Submit and enter the requested information. For craftgawker, your photos must be 250x250 pixels. At this time, craftgawker is only accepting one submission at a time to allow items to remain on the front page for longer. Once your submission has been reviewed and either accepted or rejected, you may submit a new item. As craftgawker is a juried site, do not get discouraged if one of your submissions if not accepted. Try to improve your photos and try again.

To check on the status of your submission, log in to craftgawker and click on "My Submissions" on the top right hand corner of the page. You can also set up your account to send you an email when the status has been updated.

If you know of any other sites where you can submit your item photos for free, please share them with us.

Happy Submitting!

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