One thing I’d really like to accomplish this year is a better set-up for photographing my work. I just bought a foot form so I could show off my socks. Pictures of them flat or hanging were just uninteresting. I set up to take some pics this morning and had to go hunting through the house to find props. I’d started with a cardboard background set on a table, but I didn’t like the “board meets table line” showing. A recipe box was the right size and height to elevate the foot form and an old linen napkin provided the draping. Not stellar, but an improvement at least.
Socks done, I moved on to recently finished scarves. I’ve got Minerva, my model, propped up on the couch with the cardboard backdrop
and with some judicious close-up work I can avoid most of the blemishes and glimpses of the couch below.
I had been using space in the studio with a backdrop hanging on a closet door, but the door is bi-fold and every time I want to get into the closet I have to dismantle the set-up. What I really want is a spare corner that will also let me set up adequate lighting so I don’t have to schedule all the photo shoots for early in the day. I’m not sure a studio reorganization will solve this problem, but I’ll be looking closely to be sure.
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Doing photographs for on-line selling (or for blogging) is the bane of my existence, too! I sell mostly vintage stuff, especially linens, and am constantly dissatisfied with the photos, although I have progressed a *lot* over the years. I haven’t even gotten serious about photographing the weaving yet . . .