Thursday, November 19, 2009

Indoor Photography

Everytime I looked at my post from Tuesday, the picture of my ornament really bugged me. It's so pretty in real life, but looks awful in that picture. The culprits: indoor lighting & unfancy camera - they really obfuscate the colors of the ornament! It's hard to get good product photos indoors when you're using a regular digital camera (though I think my camera is awesome!) and don't have fancy lights. I usually take all my photos for my shop outside for that very reason.

I don't know if you've noticed, but it's cold outside and gets dark SO early (Teresa, you may not have noticed the cold yet. And, no, 50's don't count as cold!) So, to apologize for the crappy picture on Tuesday, here's two much better pictures of my new favorite ornament - taken outside, of course.

As the days get shorter and colder, I know I'll need to rig something up to take pictures inside. I have the entire attic at my disposal (just don't tell Michele) and my sister sent me a link to a tutorial on building a light box. I need one a bit bigger than the one in the tutorial, but that shouldn't be an issue. Plus, I think I'll make it out of wood, instead of cardboard. I'll add this to my list of things to start working on that right after the holiday rush is over (yes, Daddy, the thesis is on that list, too!) What's a few more weeks of taking pictures in the cold? Hey, once the snow comes, I'll have a gorgeous backdrop!


  1. It really does look better photographed outside, especially against the white leaves. The blues are brighter and pop more.

    50 IS cold!!! I've been wearing a t-shirt, a polo shirt, and a sweatshirt all day. Not to mention wool socks. Pretty soon I'll be wearing a scarf and fingerless gloves. So glad you LIKE the snow!

  2. Michelle, Michelle, Michelle, you should talk to your PHOTOGRAPHER friend because she might have some very simple techniques that might help you that are very inexpensive

  3. PS You might not even need all this. I saw the link call me sometime I'll cover over, see what you have and give you a quick lesson

  4. You're right, Tina! I jsut hate to bother people! I mean, you photograph all day - do you really want to do it on your off time, too? OK, OK, I'll call you and ask for help! Thanks!!

  5. And Teresa, I was just teasing! It's all relative, right? My dad in Georgia definitely agrees with you!

  6. Those new ornaments are great!! I've been taking pictures outside on the deck in the mornings. That might have to end when we get to -25 :(



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