Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Take 2

Okay, so taking pictures of my creations has been something I've struggled with for a while. Whenever I took snapshots inside my pictures always failed to bring out the details in my projects. The light wasn't right despite every lamp in my house assembling together. I did a little searching online, and found some 'hints' for e-bay sellers that expounded on picture taking technique, and this quickly led me to "light box"es. I bugged my hubby and he came up with his own version, and I love it so much!

Yes, that's it. I know it's not pretty, but it sure is functional! I know there are photographers out there that would laugh at me and my excitement, because it's not up to their standards, but I love it. It's a simple plastic bin with a side cut out, lights clamped to the top and ta-da. Insert a backdrop of your choice and snap away.

Unfortunately I don't have any new creations to test in it, so I decided to retake pictures of my Design Team tryout card. I had braved the 17* temperature to take that picture outside, as outside is the only place I've managed to get a good picture. But when it's raining/snowing/blowing it's not practical to get an outside shot.

Not to shabby eh? I like it more than the original, one because you can make out the random embossed trees I did on the white background that didn't show so well in the first picture, but also the contrasting background makes the card 'pop' as I like to call it.

So yeah, I'm tickled pink, and can't wait to put it to good use! Christmas came early to me. :)

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty nifty! Glad you got your light box. I was thinking that this time of the year outside pics would be rather difficult for ya.