Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Taking photographs

Following a question on a previous blog, several people very kindly sent me some links and ideas to help with improving my photography skills. As there were several other people who bemoaned their own skills I thought that these links and hints might be helpful.

Etsy Sellers' Handbook http://www.etsy.com/storque/seller-handbook/etsys-guide-to-photography-10979/




 (From Oh Sew Busy)With photographing quilts, when I have flash trouble (not that my photographs would be able to even enter a photo contest!) I stand further back and zoom in with the flash, this way the light fromteh flash is dispersed more before it hits the quilt. Experiment. I like to lay my quilts out and then be half or a full level above them for a photograph, much easier than pegging on the clothes line!

I haven't yet had a chance to look at any of the links, as I'm starting my Open University course this week (A177 Shakespeare: an introduction) and have been busy getting things ready. So I can't vouch for the usefulness of any of these sites. I'm just passing them on as I have received them.

I hope that some of you might find this helpful.


Kay said...

Did you sew that quilt, Amanda? I just love it! The colors, patterns, everything. Wow!

Lynn said...

Thanks for posting these links, I sure could use help!