Sometimes, no matter what I do, I can't get a photo that truly represents a piece of pottery. Lighting and background is always an issue. Of course I have no doubt that a professional photographer would get more out of a pot than I could but some pots will always look better in their natural habitat. Whether on a shelf or containing flowers or food, etc. I am finding that some pots are at their best when photographed that way instead of with a neutral, non-distracting background. I am also finding that a few pots are not very photogenic. My banded pot is one of them. It is attractive to behold in person but it does not translate into pixels very well. Not unlike its maker!