So I have been experimenting with photos a little bit… Stand by for lots of this stuff because I am now a pleased owner of A Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos (a birthday gift from my bro who is excellent at following instructions!).
This was mostly about props, in terms of getting interesting photos of something that is rather tricky to shoot. I also had a little experiment with f numbers, ISOs and shutter speeds, but I am still not quite clear on all that… photography really feels like physics sometimes and I was so rubbish at physics at school…
Slightly dull flat shot. Although it is quite hard to make Liberty fabrics dull. The problem with this of course, is you don’t have any idea of the size of the pouch, or the shape.
A more interesting shot from the front. And you get to see the cute dotty lining. I like taking shots from this angle, but it doesn’t really give you the complete picture.
Now an experiment with some random props:
Experiment 2 with more random props:
What do you reckon? They feel a little bit stagey to me, but maybe that’s because I set them up. In my literal-minded way, I’m always tempted to use stuff related to the product as props, so, e.g., put cotton reels with pincushions… There’s no way you could get your knitting stuff in this pouch, and I don’t think I’d use if for pencils, so does it look odd that I’ve used them? I think I like the pic with the wool and needles best.. I’d love to know which one stands for you.
The main lesson I’ve taken from this is that I need to collect some more funky stuff to use as props..
Happy Friday everyone – hope you have great plans for the weekend…